Preseason All-Big 12 Team

The college football season is right around the corner with practices beginning around August 10 for many teams. Burnt Orange Beat takes a look at the conference and makes our preseason All-Big 12 selections.

The Big 12 conference figures to have another banner year in 2009-10 with as many as three teams ranked in the top 10 preseason with a slew of future first round NFL draft picks. The return of quarterback Heisman winner Sam Bradford, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and tight end Jermaine Greshman surprised many and has Sooner fans hunting another title shot.

The Texas Longhorns are also hunting a shot at the title led by the return of quarterback Colt McCoy, receiver Jordan Shipley, an experienced offensive line and the best linebacker group Texas has fielded in years.

Oklahoma State begins the season as the media darling and the lofty praise is well deserved with a trio of talented scoring threats returning on offense led by receiver Dez Bryant and running back Kendall Hunter. Throw in offensive tackle Russell Okung and the Cowboys feature a number of Sunday players on the offensive side.

The north appears to be a free for all headed into the season with picks varying from Kansas to Nebraska with many believing this will be a rebuilding year for the Missouri Tigers.

It's not often that a returning Heisman Trophy winner isn't on the first team all-conference preseason list and, well, Burnt Orange Beat may be crazy, but there wasn't a player more valuable to their team last year than Colt McCoy. Here is a look at the BOB All-Big 12 preseason first and second teams.

First Team

QB Colt McCoy, Sr, Texas
RB Kendall Hunter, Jr, Oklahoma State
WR Dez Bryant, Jr, Oklahoma State
WR Desmond Briscoe, Jr, Kansas
WR Jordan Shipley, Sr, Texas
TE Jermaine Gresham, Sr, Oklahoma
OT Russell Okung, Sr, Oklahoma State
OT Trent Williams, Sr, Oklahoma
OG Brandon Carter, Sr, Texas Tech
OG Kurtis Gregory, Sr, Missouri
C Jacob Hickman, Sr, Nebraska

DE Jefferey Fitgerald, Sr, Kansas State
DE Jeremy Beal, Jr, Oklahoma
DT Gerald McCoy, Jr, Oklahoma
DT Ndamukong Suh, Sr, Nebraska
LB Sergio Kindle, Sr, Texas
LB Sean Weatherspoon, Sr, Missouri
LB Joe Pawelek, Sr, Baylor
CB Aaron Williams, So, Texas
CB Jamar Wall, Sr, Texas Tech
S Earl Thomas, So, Texas
S Darrell Stuckey, Sr, Kansas

K Alex Henery, Jr, Nebraska
P Derek Epperson, Jr, Baylor

PR Dez Bryant, Jr, Oklahoma State
KR Perrish Cox, Sr, Oklahoma State

Second Team

QB Sam Bradford, Jr, Oklahoma
RB Derrick Washington, Jr, Missouri
WR Jeff Fuller, So, Texas A&M
WR Detron Lewis, Jr, Texas Tech
WR Ryan Broyles, So, Oklahoma
TE Jeron Mastrud, Sr, Kansas State
OT Adam Ulatoski, Sr, Texas
OT Elvis Fisher, So, Missouri
OG Reggie Stephens, Sr, Iowa State
OG Michael Huey, Jr, Texas
C Chris Hall, Sr, Texas

DE Austin English, Sr, Oklahoma
DE Ugo Chinasa, Jr, Oklahoma State
DT Lamaar Houston, Sr, Texas
DT Colby Whitlock Texas Tech
LB Roddrick Muckelroy, Sr, Texas
LB Travis Lewis, So, Oklahoma
LB Andre Sexton, Sr, Oklahoma State
CB Dominique Franks, Jr, Oklahoma
CB Cha'pelle Brown, Sr, Colorado
S Jordan Lake, Sr, Baylor
S Larry Asante, Sr, Nebraska

K Dan Bailey, Jr, Oklahoma State
P Danny Carona, So, Texas Tech

PR Ryan Broyles, So, Oklahoma
KR Brandon Banks, Sr, Kansas State

Coach of the Year: Mack Brown, Texas
Offensive Player of the Year: Colt McCoy, Sr, Texas
Defensive Player of the Year: Gerald McCoy, Jr, Oklahoma
Offensive Freshman of the Year: Eric Ward, WR, Texas Tech
Defensive Freshman of the Year: Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
Surprise Breakout Player: Roy Helu, Jr, Nebraska

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