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Four Cyclones named second team All-Big 12

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher

Ben Lamaak (OL), Collin Franklin (TE), Jake Knott (LB) and Leonard Johnson (DB)were named second team All-Big 12 on Tuesday morning.

Receiving Honorable Mention recognition for Iowa State was: Kirby Van Der Kamp (P & Defensive Freshman of the Year), A.J. Klein (LB), Jake Knott (Defensive Player of the Year), Jake Lattimer (DL), Kelechi Osemele (OL), David Sims (DB) and head coach Paul Rhoads (Coach of the Year).

CLICK HERE to read the official release from the Big 12 Conference.

Below are the league’s first and second teams, courtesy of www.Big12Sports.com.


Coach of the Year

Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State (6th year)
Offensive Lineman of the Year Nate Solder, Colorado, OT, Sr., Buena Vista, Colo.
Defensive Lineman of the Year Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma, DE, Sr., Carrollton, Texas
Offensive Freshman of the Year Taylor Martinez, Nebraska, QB, Fr., Corona, Calif.
Co-Defensive Freshman of the Year Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma, DB, Fr., Chula Vista, Calif.
Shaun Lewis, Oklahoma State, LB, Fr., Missouri City, Texas
Special Teams Player of the Year Dan Bailey, Oklahoma State, P/K, Sr., Mustang, Okla.
Newcomer of the Year Lavonte David, Nebraska, LB, Jr, Miami, Fla.
Defensive Player of the Year Prince Amukamara, Nebraska, CB, Sr., Glendale, Ariz.
Offensive Player of the Year Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State, WR, So., Ardmore, Okla.

2010 All-Big 12 Football First Team

Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
QB Brandon Weeden Oklahoma State Jr. Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe
RB Kendall Hunter** Oklahoma State Sr. Tyler, Texas/John Tyler
RB DeMarco Murray Oklahoma Sr. Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman
FB Bryant Ward # Oklahoma State Sr. Stillwater, Okla./Stillwater
WR Ryan Broyles** Oklahoma Jr. Norman, Okla./Norman
WR Justin Blackmon** Oklahoma State So. Ardmore, Okla./Plainview
WR Jeff Fuller Texas A&M Jr. McKinney, Texas/Boyd
TE Michael Egnew Missouri Jr. Plainview, Texas/Plainview
OL Nate Solder # Colorado Sr. Buena Vista, Colo./Buena Vista
OL Tim Barnes Missouri Sr. Longwood, Mo./Pettis County Northwest
OL Levy Adcock Oklahoma State Jr. Claremore, Okla./NEO A&M JC
OL Ricky Henry Nebraska Sr. Omaha, Neb./Burke/North Dakota State College of Science
OL Eric Mensik Oklahoma Sr. Rosenburg, Texas/Terry
PK Dan Bailey Oklahoma State Sr. Mustang, Okla./Southwest Covenant
KR/PR William Powell Kansas State Sr. Duncanville, Texas/Navarro College
DL Jeremy Beal Oklahoma Sr. Carrollton, Texas/Creekview
DL Sam Acho Texas Sr. Dallas, Texas/St. Mark’s
DL Pierre Allen Nebraska Sr. Denver, Colo./Thomas Jefferson
DL Aldon Smith Missouri So. Raytown, Mo./Raytown
DL Jared Crick # Nebraska Jr. Cozad, Neb./Cozad
LB Von Miller # Texas A&M Sr. DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto
LB Lavonte David Nebraska Jr. Miami, Fla./Northwestern/Fort Scott CC
LB Orie Lemon Oklahoma State Sr. Houston, Texas/Yates
DB Quinton Carter Oklahoma Sr. Las Vegas, Nev./Cheyenne
DB Jimmy Smith Colorado Sr. Colton, Calif./Colton
DB Eric Hagg Nebraska Sr. Peoria, Ariz./Ironwood
DB Prince Amukamara # Nebraska Sr. Glendale, Ariz./Apollo
DB Andrew McGee Oklahoma State Sr. Magee, Miss./Magee/Copiah-Lincoln CC
P Quinn Sharp Oklahoma State So. Mansfield, Texas/Summit

# – Repeat first team selection from last season.
**Unanimous Selection

2010 All-Big 12 Football Second Team

Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
QB Robert Griffin III Baylor So. Copperas Cove, Texas/Copperas Cove
RB Roy Helu Jr. ^ Nebraska Sr. Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley
RB Daniel Thomas Kansas State Sr. Hilliard, Fla./NW Mississippi CC
FB Trey Millard Oklahoma Fr. Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge
WR Kendall Wright Baylor Jr. Pittsburg, Texas/Pittsburg
WR Niles Paul Nebraska Sr. Omaha, Neb./North
WR T.J. Moe Missouri So. O’Fallon, Mo./Fort Zumwalt West
TE Collin Franklin Iowa State Sr. Simi Valley, Calif./Simi Valley/College of the Canyons CC
OL Zach Kendall Kansas State Sr. Peculiar, Mo./Harrisonville
OL Danny Watkins Baylor Sr. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada/Butte (Calif.) College
OL Matt Allen Texas A&M Sr. Spring, Texas/LSU
OL Lonnie Edwards Texas Tech Jr. Brownsboro, Texas/Brownsboro
OL Ben Lamaak Iowa State Sr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy
PK Alex Henery ^ Nebraska Sr. Omaha, Neb./Burke
KR/PR Niles Paul Nebraska Sr. Omaha, Neb./North
DL Colby Whitlock Texas Tech Sr. Noble, Okla./Noble
DL Phil Taylor Baylor Sr. Clinton, Md./Gwynn Park/Penn State
DL Ugo Chinasa Oklahoma State Sr. Richardson, Texas/Berkner
DL Jacquies Smith Missouri Jr. Dallas, Texas/South Oak Cliff
DL Cameron Meredith Nebraska So. Huntington Beach, Calif./Mater Dei
LB Travis Lewis Oklahoma Jr. San Antonio, Texas/Robert E. Lee
LB Jake Knott Iowa State So. Waukee, Iowa/Waukee
LB Emmanuel Acho Texas Jr. Dallas, Texas/St. Mark’s
DB Alfonzo Dennard Nebraska Jr. Rochelle, Ga./Wilcox County
DB Aaron Williams Texas Jr. Round Rock, Texas/McNeil
DB Leonard Johnson Iowa State Jr. Clearwater, Fla./Largo
DB Coryell Judie Texas A&M Jr. Marlin, Texas/Fort Scott CC
DB Ty Zimmerman Kansas State Fr. Junction City, Kan./Junction City
DB Curtis Brown Texas Sr. Gilmer, Texas/Gilmer
P Alex Henery Nebraska Sr. Omaha, Neb./Burke