All Big 12 Honors
As selected by the coaches:
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Zac Taylor, Nebraska, Sr., QB, Norman, Okla.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Rufus Alexander, Oklahoma, Sr., LB, Baton Rouge, La.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor, Sr., P, Dallas, Texas
OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Colt McCoy, Texas, QB, RF, Tuscola, Texas
DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Andre Sexton, Oklahoma State, S, RF, Houston, Texas
OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Adarius Bowman, Oklahoma State, WR, Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn.
DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Misi Tupe, Texas A&M, LB, Jr., St. George, Utah
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Justin Blalock, Texas, OT, Sr., Plano, Texas
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Adam Carriker, Nebraska, DE, Sr., Kennewick, Wash.
AT&T COACH OF THE YEAR
Bob Stoops, Oklahoma, 8th season
All-Big 12 Honors Notebook:
# Zac Taylor is the second player from Nebraska to be named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.He joins two-time winner Eric Crouch (2001, 1999) in earning the honor.
# Rufus Alexander is the third Oklahoma player to earn Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, following Teddy Lehman (2003) and Roy Williams (2001).
# Daniel Sepulveda's Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year recognition marks the first time in conference history a Baylor player has earned a major football award.
# Bob Stoops wins Coach of the Year for the third time.The total is more than any coach in league history.
# Sexton and Bowman's honors mark just the second and third time in Big 12 history an Oklahoma State athlete has garnered a major award.Former Cowboy quarterback Tony Lindsay was chosen as Freshman of the Year in 1997.
# Texas and Oklahoma are tied for the most major award honorees in the 11-year history of the Big 12 with 18 each.Kansas State is next with 11 winners, followed by Nebraska (9), Iowa State (6), Colorado (5) and Texas Tech (4).
# Three athletes earned All-Big 12 First Team honors for the third time in their career.Mason Crosby (Colorado), Adrian Peterson (Oklahoma) and Justin Blalock were first team choices in 2006, `05 and `04.
2006 AT&T All-Big 12 Football First Team
Pos. Player School
QB Zac Taylor Nebraska Sr.
RB Jon Cornish Kansas Sr
RB Adrian Peterson [3r] Oklahoma Jr
FB Dane Todd Nebraska Sr.
WR Adarius Bowman Oklahoma State Jr.
WR Joel Filani [r] Texas Tech Sr.
WR Limas Sweed Texas Jr.
TE Martin Rucker Missouri Jr.
OL Justin Blalock [3r] Texas Sr.
OL Kasey Studdard Texas Sr
OL Corey Hilliard Oklahoma State
OL Joel Clinger Missouri Sr.
OL Chris Messner Oklahoma
PK Mason Crosby [3r] Colorado Sr.
KR/PR Yamon Figurs Kansas State Sr.
DL C.J. Ah You Oklahoma Sr.
DL Adam Carriker Nebraska Sr.
DL Ian Campbell Kansas State So.
DL Abraham Wright Colorado Sr.
DL Larry Birdine Oklahoma Sr.
LB Rufus Alexander [r] Oklahoma Sr.
LB Marcus Bacon Missouri Sr.
LB Bo Ruud [r04] Nebraska Jr.
DB Michael Griffin Texas Sr
DB Aaron Ross Texas Sr
DB Aqib Talib Kansas So
DB Melvin Bullitt Texas A&M Sr.
DB Terrence Wheatley Colorado Jr.
P Daniel Sepulveda [r04] Baylor Sr.
[3r] - 3-time All-Big 12 selection (2004, `05, `06)
[r] - Repeat selection from last season
[r04] - Repeat selection from 2004
2006 AT&T All-Big 12 Football Second Team
Pos. Player School Class
QB Chase Daniel Missouri So.
RB Jorvorskie Lane Texas A&M So.
RB Brandon Jackson Nebraska Jr.
FB Brandon McAnderson Kansas Jr.
FB Chris Alexander Texas A&M
WR Malcolm Kelly Oklahoma So.
WR Maurice Purify Nebraska Jr.
WR Dominique Zeigler Baylor Sr.
TE Martellus Bennett Texas A&M
TE Chase Coffman Missouri So.
OL Scott Stephenson Iowa State Sr.
OL David Ochoa Kansas Sr.
OL Cody Wallace Texas A&M Jr.
OL Lyle Sendlein Texas Sr.
OL Glenn January Texas Tech Sr.
PK Garrett Hartley Oklahoma Jr.
KR/PR Aaron Ross Texas Sr.
DL Keyunta Dawson Texas Tech Sr.
DL Brian Smith Missouri Sr.
DL Tim Crowder Texas Sr.
DL Victor DeGrate Oklahoma State Sr.
DL Jay Moore Nebraska Sr.
LB Brandon Archer Kansas State Sr
LB Alvin Bowen Iowa State Jr.
LB Joe Pawelek Baylor Fr.
DB Marcus Watts Kansas State Jr.
DB Marcus Walker Oklahoma Jr.
DB David Overstreet Missouri Sr.
DB Nic Harris Oklahoma So.
DB Reggie Smith Oklahoma So.
P Matt Fodge Oklahoma State So.
Ties in the voting created additional positions on the second team for fullback and tight end.
2006 AT&T All-Big 12 Honorable Mention Team
Baylor: Anthony Arline, DB; Shawn Bell, QB; Dwain Crawford, DB; Ryan Havens, PK; Maurice Linguist, DB; Trent Shelton, WR; C.J. Wilson, DB
Colorado: Brian Daniels, OL; Jordon Dizon, LB; George Hypolite, DL; Thaddaeus Washington, LB
Iowa State: Ryan Baum, PR/KR; Todd Blythe, WR; Aaron Brant, OL; Brent Curvey, DL; Shawn Moorehead, DL
Kansas: Jerome Kemp, DB; James McClinton, DL; Mike Rivera, LB; Bob Whitaker, OL
Kansas State: Zach Diles, LB; Yamon Figurs, WR; Rob Jackson, DL; Jermaine Moreira, WR; Leon Patton, PR/KR; Jeff Snodgrass, PK; Greg Wafford, OL; Kyle Williams, DB
Missouri: Will Franklin, WR; Xzavie Jackson, DL; Darnell Terrell, DB; Tony Temple, RB; Lorenzo Williams, DL; Dedrick Harrington, LB; Jeff Wolfert, PK
Nebraska: Stewart Bradley, LB; Brett Byford, OL; Cortney Grixby, DB; Marlon Lucky, RB; Corey McKeon, LB; Andrew Shanle, DB; Matt Slauson, OL
Oklahoma: Steven Coleman, DL; Brody Eldridge, FB; Joe Jon Finley, TE; Lendy Holmes, DB; Zach Latimer, LB; Allen Patrick, RB; George Robinson, OL; Reggie Smith, PR/KR; Paul Thompson, QB; Brandon Walker, OL; Darien Williams, DB
Oklahoma State: Perrish Cox, PR/KR; Nathan Peterson, DL; Brandon Pettigrew, TE; Andre Sexton, DB; D'Juan Woods, WR
Texas: Billy Pittman, WR; Tony Hills, OL; Colt McCoy, QB; Brian Robison, DL
Texas A&M: Justin Brantly, P; Mike Goodson, RB; Kirk Elder, OL; Chris Harrington, DL; Stephen McGee, QB; Chad Schroeder, WR; Misi Tupe, LB; Justin Warren, LB
Texas Tech: Joe Garcia, DB; Graham Harrell, QB; Chris Hudler, DL; Manuel Ramirez, OL; Jake Ratliff, DL; Alex Reyes, P; Brock Stratton, LB; Louis Vasquez, OL; Shannon Woods, RB
ISU gets two second-teamers and a few honorable mentions, I had such high hopes at the beginning of the season.
Re: All Big 12 Honors
Thanks for the post. I would take Ace over Bo Rudd and Blythe over any of the WR. But I know the awards are for the season performance.