In the midst of SEC Media Days, the Big 12 has dropped a little information on the media masses.
That conference announced Wednesday both its preseason All-Big 12 team as well as the media’s picks for its Players of the Year. The headliner for the latter picks is Trevone Boykin, the TCU quarterback who’s the betting Heisman favorite and was the media’s selection as Offensive Player of the Year.
The other Players of the Year honors went to Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman (Defense) and Oklahoma State running back Chris Carson (Newcomer).
Eight of the 10 teams in the Big 12 were represented on the all-conference team, with the lone exception being bottom-feeders Kansas and Iowa State. Baylor led all teams with seven selections (four offense, three defense), followed by five apiece for TCU (four, one) and Oklahoma (three offense, two defense).
Kansas State (two, one), Oklahoma State (zero, three), Texas Tech (one, two) and West Virginia (one, two) each three players on the team. Texas, meanwhile, had just one.
It should be noted that, offensively, the media placed three receivers and three running backs, along with a fullback, on their team. Defensively, five linemen are part of the squad, while a tie in the secondary voting led to six players on that unit being included.