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Oklahoma and Texas lead the way with five preseason All-Big 12 picks

The Big 12 released its preseason all-conference teams on Wednesday in the lead up to Big 12 Media Days next week in Dallas.

It will not come as much of a surprise that conference favorite Oklahoma tied for the most players picked with five selections, including quarterback Baker Mayfield, tight end Mark Andrews, offensive lineman Orlando Brown (unanimous), linebacker Ogbonnia Okornkwo and defensive back Jordan Thomas.

Texas also had five players, four of them on defense, selected. The Longhorns’ defensive lineman Poona Ford, defensive lineman Malcom Roach, linebacker Malik Jefferson and punter Michael Dickinson were all listed. Offensive lineman Connor Williams was Texas’ only offensive player selected.

Oklahoma State had four players selected, led by unanimous selection wide receiver James Washington. Other Cowboys on the list are running back Justice Hill, offensive lineman Zach Crabtree and defensive back Tre Flowers.

Kansas State also had four players on the list with fullback Winston Dimel and offensive lineman Dalton Risner named on the offense and defensive lineman Reggie Walker and defensive back D.J. Reed on defense.

Four TCU players made the list, including offensive lineman Austin Schlottmann, kick/punt returner Kavontae Turpin, linebacker Travin Howard and defensive back Nick Orr.

Texas Tech had two offensive players, wide receiver Keke Coutee and place kicker Clayton Hatfield, listed while Iowa State had one player on each side of the ball in wide receiver Allen Lazard and safety Kamari Cotton-Moya.

West Virginia (running back Justin Crawford, Baylor (defensive lineman K.J. Smith) and Kansas (unanimous selection Dorance Armstrong, Jr.) each had one player selected.

Big 12 Media Days will take place next Monday and Tuesday in Dallas. Cyclone Fanatic‘s Chris Williams will be on the scene with full coverage.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.