TCU’s Boykin and Dawson lead AP All-Big 12 teams

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin and Horned Frogs linebacker Paul Dawson are The Associated Press players of the year in the Big 12.

Boykin was a unanimous pick Monday as The Associated Press offensive player of the year. Dawson got nine of 20 votes for top defensive player.

Fourth-ranked Baylor, which shared the Big 12 title with TCU, had a league-high five first-team picks on the AP’s All Big 12 team, including Spencer Drango as a unanimous pick on offensive line.

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The Horned Frogs, in only their third Big 12 season, became the first team since Texas in 2008 to sweep the top two individual awards.

Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine, who set the NCAA single-game rushing record last month, is the top offensive newcomer. He was also a unanimous pick for first-team running back.

Baylor linebacker Taylor Young was defensive newcomer of the year.

Here is the All-Big 12 team, as selected by a panel of 20 sports writers who regularly cover the league for newspapers throughout the league’s five states. Players at all positions are listed alphabetically with name, school, height, weight, class and hometown; “u-” denotes unanimous selections.

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Center: B.J. Finney, Kansas St., 6-4, 303, Sr., Andale, Kan.

Offensive line: Le’Raven Clark, Texas Tech, 6-6, 313, Jr., Rockdale, Texas; u-Spencer Drango, Baylor, 6-6, 310, Jr., Cedar Park, Texas; Mark Glowinski, West Virginia, 6-5, 312, Sr., Wikes-Barre, Pa.; Daryl Williams, Oklahoma, 6-6, 329, Sr., Lake Dallas, Texas.

Tight end: E.J. Bibbs, Iowa St., 6-3, 264, Sr., Chicago.

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Receivers: Corey Coleman, Baylor, 5-11, 190, So., Richardson, Texas; Tyler Lockett, Kansas St., 5-11, 175, Sr., Tulsa, Okla.; Kevin White, West Virginia, 6-3, 210, Sr., Plainfield, N.J.

Running back: u-Samaje Perine, Oklahoma, 5-11, 243, Fr., Pflugerville, Texas.

Quarterback: u-Trevone Boykin, TCU, 6-2, 205, Jr., Dallas.

All-purpose: Tyreek Hill, Oklahoma St., 5-10, 185, Jr., Pearson, Ga.

Kicker: Josh Lambert, West Virginia, 5-11, 215, So., Garland, Texas.


Center: Joey Hunt, TCU, 6-3, 295, Jr., El Campo, Texas.

Offensive line: Tayo Fabuluje, 6-7, 360, Sr., Euless, Texas.; Quinton Spain, West Virginia, 6-4, 332, Sr., Petersburg, Va.; Tyrus Thompson, Oklahoma, 6-5, 336, Sr., Pasadena, Texas; Cody Whitehair, Kansas St., 6-4, 309, Jr., Abilene, Kan.

Tight end: Jimmay Mudine, Kansas, 6-2, 240, Sr., Denison, Texas.

Receivers: John Harris, Texas, 6-3, 223, Sr., Garland, Texas; Curry Sexton, 5-11, 183, Sr., Abilene, Kan.; Sterling Shepard,5-10, 194, Jr., Oklahoma City.

Running back: Shock Linwood, Baylor, 5-9, 200, So., Linden, Texas.

Quarterback: Bryce Petty, Baylor, 6-3, 230, Sr., Midlothian, Texas.

All-purpose: Tyler Lockett, Kansas St., 5-11, 175, Sr., Tulsa, Okla.

Kicker: Jaden Oberkrom, TCU, 6-3, 187, Jr., Arlington, Texas.


Defensive line: Andrew Billings, Baylor, 6-2, 300, So., Waco, Texas; Malcom Brown, Texas, 6-2, 320, Jr., Brenham, Texas; Shawn Oakman, Baylor, 6-0, 280, Jr., Landsdowne, Pa.; Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma St., 6-4, 270, So., Houston.

Linebacker: u-Paul Dawson, TCU, 6-2, 230, Sr., Dallas; Ben Heeney, Kansas, 6-0, 230, Sr., Hutchinson, Kan.; Pete Robertson, Texas Tech, Jr., 6-3, 236, Longview, Texas; Eric Striker, Oklahoma, 6-0, 221, Jr., Seffner, Fla.

Defensive back: Sam Carter, TCU, 6-1, 215, Sr., New Orleans; Chris Hackett, TCU, 6-2, 195, Jr., Tyler, Texas; Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma, 5-11, 179, So., Fort Worth, Texas; Orion Stewart, Baylor, 6-2, 200, So., Waco, Texas.

Punter: Trevor Pardula, Kansas, 6-5, 212, Sr., San Jose, Calif.


Defensive line: Chucky Hunter, TCU, 6-1, 305, Sr., West Monroe, La.; Ryan Mueller, Kansas St., 6-2, 245, Sr., Leawood, Kan.; Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma, 6-6, 334, So., Towanda, Kan.; Cedric Reed, Texas, 6-5, 272, Sr., Cleveland, Texas.

Linebacker: Dominique Alexander, Oklahoma, 6-0, 227, So., Tulsa, Okla.; Bryce Hager, Baylor, 6-2, 235, Sr., Austin, Texas; Jordan Hicks, Texas, 6-1, 234, Sr.; Cincinnati; Jonathan Truman, Kansas St., 5-11, 219, Sr., Kechi, Kan.

Defensive back: Quandre Diggs, Texas, 5-10, 195, Sr., Angelton, Texas; Karl Joseph, West Virginia, 5-11, 196, Jr., Orlando, Fla.; JaCorey Shepherd, Kansas, 5-11, 195, Sr., Mesquite, Texas; Nigel Tribune, Iowa St., 5-11, 185, So., Jacksonville, Fla.

Punter: Spencer Roth, Baylor, 6-5, 220, Sr., Knoxville, Tenn.


Voters: Ryan Aber, The Oklahoman; Tommy Birch, Des Moines Register; Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman; Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News; Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News; Tim Griffin, San Antonio Express-News; Bill Haisten, Tulsa World; Kevin Haskin, Topeka Capital-Journal; John E. Hoover, Tulsa World; Tom Keegan, Lawrence Journal-World; Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star; Carlos Mendez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Ed Owens, The Dominion Post; Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register; Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle; John Shinn, Norman Transcript; Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette; John Werner, Waco Tribune-Herald; Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.  

Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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