The honor train keeps rolling down the tracks and throughout the country, with the latest stop coming in the Big 12.
Shortly after the ACC did their thing, the Big 12 did theirs, announcing all of the Player of the Year recipients as well as all-conference teams. After leading one-loss Oklahoma into the College Football Playoff as a No. 4 seed, Bob Stoops has been named as Coach of the Year.
A big reason for that honor was OU quarterback Baker Mayfield, who was named as the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year. One more honor came the Sooners’ way as wide receiver Dede Westbrook was named Offensive Newcomer of the Year.
Below are the remaining Players of the Year, followed by the first- and second-team All-Big 12 squads, which was heavy on the Sooners as the conference champs landed nine alone on the first team. TCU was next with five:
CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Andrew Billings, Baylor, DT, Jr., Waco, Texas
Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State, DE, Jr., Houston, Texas
DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Demond Tucker, Iowa State, DL, Jr., Hazelhurst, Miss.
OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Mike Warren, Iowa State, RB, Lawton, Okla.
DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Malik Jefferson, Texas, LB, Mesquite, Texas
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Morgan Burns, Kansas State, KR/PR, Sr., Wichita, Kan.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Spencer Drango, Baylor, Sr., Cedar Park, Texas
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Andrew Billings, Baylor, Jr., Waco, Texas