Longhorns taking home many awards

When you exceed most people's preseason expectations by at least two wins and finish the regular season in the top 3 in the country, you can expect to bring home some accolades. Colt McCoy and Brian Orakpo are leading the way. Frankly, this team and its Head Coach deserve more than they have received, but here is the round-up for each player.

 

Texas Longhorn Football Accolades

 

Colt McCoy

Winner announcement date in parentheses

Heisman Candidate (Dec. 13)

Walter Camp Player of the Year Award Finalist (Dec. 11)

Maxwell Award Finalist (Dec. 11)

O’Brien Award Finalist (Dec. 11)

Manning Award Finalist (After bowl season)

AP Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year

Second Team All-Big 12 by Conference

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference (three straight)

 

 

Brian Orakpo

Winner announcement date in parentheses

Nagurski Trophy Finalist (Dec. 7)

Lombardy Award Finalist (Dec. 10)

Hendricks Award Finalist (Dec. 10)

Chuck Bednarik Award Semifinalist (Dec. 11)

Lott Trophy Finalist (Dec. 14)

Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year

Big 12 Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year

AP Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year

First Team All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Chris Ogbonnaya

Winner announcement date in parentheses

Draddy Award Semifinalist (Dec. 9)

Second Team Academic All-American

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference (three straight)

Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Adam Ulatoski

First Team All-Big 12 by Conference (three straight)

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Sergio Kindle

First Team All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Roy Miller

First Team All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Chris Hall

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference

Second Team All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Jordan Shipley

Second Team All-Big 12 by Conference (as WR and KR)

 

Hunter Lawrence

Second Team All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Ryan Palmer

Second Team All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Quan Cosby

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference

Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by Conference

Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist

 

Sam Acho

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Ryan Bailey

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference (two straight)

 

Cedric Dockery

Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Dustin Earnest

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Clark Ford

Second Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Blake Gideon

Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by Conference

 

John Gold

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Chris Hall

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference (third selection; first time as first team)

 

Will Harvey

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference (two straight)

 

Lamarr Houston

Second Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Chad Kugler

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Aaron Lewis

Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Drew Marcantonio

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Mac McWhorter

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference (three straight)

 

Henry Melton

Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Cory Michner

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Roddrick Muckelroy

Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Daniel Orr

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Greg Smith

Second Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference (two straight)

 

Alex Spears

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Charlie Tanner

Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by Conference

Second Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference (third straight year first or second team)

 

Luke Tiemann

First Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference (two straight)

 

Earl Thomas

Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by Conference

 

Chris Weiland

Second Team Academic All-Big 12 by Conference

 


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