Knott, Osemele earn AP First-Team Big 12 honors

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By Chris Williams, Publisher

Yesterday, the Big 12 coaches released their All-Big 12 honors.

Today, the media took its turn.

Jake Knott (LB) and Kelechi Osemele (OL) both earned First-Team All-Big 12 according to the Associated Press.

Interestingly enough, junior linebacker A.J. Klein, who earned Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors according to the coaches, was only voted to the Big 12’s second-team by the AP.

Cornerback Leonard Johnson was also named to the AP’s second-team defense.

Hayworth Hicks (OL), Ter’Ran Benton (SS) and Kirby Van Der Kamp (P) were listed as honorable mention.

For a complete look at the AP selections, CLICK HERE.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.