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December 9, 2010

Rivals.com 2010 All-Big 12 team

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Conference champion Oklahoma, runner-up Nebraska and surprising Oklahoma State lead the way on the Rivals.com All-Big 12 team.

The Rivals.com awards
League MVP: Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon
Offensive MVP: Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon
Defensive MVP: Oklahoma E Jeremy Beal
Coach of year: Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy
Coordinator of year: Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen
Freshman of year: Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez
Cowboys coach Mike Gundy is our league coach of the year, offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen was our top coordinator and sophomore wide receiver Justin Blackmon, who led the nation in touchdown receptions and passing yards per game, is the MVP and offensive player of the year.

Oklahoma defensive end Jeremy Beal is our defensive player of the year, and Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez is our top freshman.

Oklahoma, which won its seventh Big 12 championship under coach Bob Stoops, and Oklahoma State each have five selections on the first team. Nebraska has seven.

Particulars: 6-4/219, Soph.; Artesia (N.M.) High
Buzz: Jones has passed for 4,289 yards and 35 touchdowns in leading the Sooners to the conference championship, and he came up huge in big games. He passed for 468 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Oklahoma State and 342 yards and a TD against Nebraska in the conference championship game.
Particulars: 6-2/228, Sr.; Northwest Mississippi CC, preceded by Hilliard (Fla.) High
Buzz: He completed the regular season ranked ninth nationally in rushing with 1,495 yards even though defenses could virtually ignore Kansas State's lackluster passing game. He also scored 16 touchdowns.
Particulars: 5-8/200, Sr.; Tyler (Texas) John Tyler
Buzz: He bounced back strong from an injury-riddled junior season to rush for a conference-leading 1,516 yards and 16 touchdowns. He exceeded 100 yards in nine games.
WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
Particulars: 6-1/205, Soph.; Ardmore (Okla.) Plainview
Buzz: After a non-descript first season, Blackmon emerged as the nation's most productive receiver. He caught 102 passes for 1,665 yards and a nation's-best 18 touchdowns in 11 games. He had at least 105 receiving yards in every game.
WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
Particulars: 5-11/183, Jr.; Norman (Okla.) High
Buzz: Extremely explosive, Broyles leads the nation with 118 receptions. He has 1,452 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.
Particulars: 6-4/215, Jr.; McKinney (Texas) Boyd
Buzz: A big target and a big-play threat. Fuller averaged 15.1 yards per catch on 65 receptions and scored 12 touchdowns.
T Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State
Particulars: 6-5/318, Jr.; Claremore (Okla.) Sequoyah
Buzz: Adcock, a first-year starter, was a major reason the Cowboys lead the nation in total offense and have allowed just 10 sacks.
Particulars: 6-9/315, Sr.; Buena Vista (Colo.) High
Buzz: Solder, a huge guy with good feet, graded out at 94.9 percent for the season and allowed one sack and three quarterback pressures. He posted a team-high 10 blocks that led directly to touchdowns.
Particulars: 6-4/305, Sr.; Omaha Burke
Buzz: The most physical member of Nebraska's line, Henry has helped the Huskers rank among the nation's top 10 in rushing offense. The Huskers could finish the season with three 1,000-yard rushers.
G Zach Kendall, Kansas State
Particulars:6-2/317, Sr.; Harrisonville (Mo.) High
Buzz: A team captain, Kendall was the top blocker on a line that paved the way for Thomas and a running game that averaged more than 200 yards per game.
Particulars: 6-4/300, Sr.; Hughesville (Mo.) Northwest
Buzz: Anchored an offensive line that enabled the Tigers to average 401 yards per game.
Particulars: 6-3/260, Sr.; Dallas St. Mark's
Buzz: A bright spot in the Longhorns' disappointing season, Acho had 59 tackles. He had 17 tackles for loss, including nine sacks. He also forced five fumbles and had five fumble recoveries.
T Jared Crick, Nebraska
Particulars: 6-6/285, Jr.; Cozad (Neb.) High
Buzz: A force in the interior, Crick has 63 tackles - a high amount for a tackle. He also has 16 tackles for loss, including 9.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.
E Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma
Particulars: 6-3/267, Sr.; Carrollton (Texas) Creekview
Buzz: Among the nation's premier pass rushers, Beal has 66 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. He also has six pass breakups and three forced fumbles.
LB Lavonte David, Nebraska
Particulars: 6-1/210, Jr.; Fort Scott (Kan.) CC, preceded by Miami Northwestern
Buzz: He has made an enormous impact in his first season since transferring from a junior college. The speedy David leads the Big 12 with 145 total tackles and has 14 tackles for loss and six sacks.
LB Orie Lemon, Oklahoma State
Particulars: 6-1/243, Sr.; Houston Yates
Buzz: After missing '09 because of injury; he came back strong this season and established himself among the country's best inside linebackers. Lemon leads the Cowboys with 119 tackles, and has nine tackles for loss and three pass breakups.
LB Travis Lewis, Oklahoma
Particulars: 6-2/232, Jr.; San Antonio Lee
Buzz: He leads the Sooners with 99 tackles, and also has grabbed three interceptions. He had an interception and recovered two fumbles in the Big 12 championship game.
LB Von Miller, Texas A&M
Particulars: 6-3/243, Sr.; DeSoto (Texas) High
Buzz: Though slowed by an ankle injury early in the season, Miller shared the Big 12 lead with 9.5 sacks, including seven in the past six games. He posted 59 tackles and had a game-clinching pick against Texas.
CB Prince Amukamara, Nebraska
Particulars: 6-1/205, Sr.; Glendale (Ariz.) Apollo
Buzz: Perhaps the best cover corner in the nation, Amukamara broke up 13 passes and was the leader of one of the nation's best pass defenses. He also has made 58 tackles.
CB Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska
Particulars: 5-10/195, Jr.; Rochelle (Ga.) Wilcox County
Buzz: The other corner in what may have been the best set in the country. Dennard had four interceptions, six pass breakups and a forced fumble.
FS Quinton Carter, Oklahoma
Particulars: 6-1/200, Sr.; Las Vegas Cheyenne
Buzz: A big hitter, Carter has made 92 tackles for the Sooners. He also has four interceptions.
SS Eric Hagg, Nebraska
Particulars: 6-2/210, Sr.; Peoria (Ariz.) Ironwood
Buzz: He leads the Huskers with five interceptions and also has four pass breakups. He has made 46 tackles.
K Alex Henery, Nebraska
Particulars: 6-2/175, Sr.; Omaha (Neb.) Burke
Buzz: Almost automatic, Henery converted 18-of-19 field-goal attempts and hit all 16 from inside 50 yards. His one miss was a 51-yard attempt that was blocked. He also has done a solid job as the Huskers' punter.
P Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State
Particulars: 6-1/194, Soph.; Mansfield (Texas) Summit
Buzz: He leads the Big 12 and is third nationally in punting with a 46.2-yard average. Almost one-third of his punts (15 of 46) were killed inside the 20. Oklahoma State is third nationally in net punting.
KR William Powell, Kansas State
Particulars: 5-9/207, Sr.; Duncanville (Texas) High
Buzz: Although his season ended prematurely because of an injury, Powell still led the league in kickoff returns with a 34.6 yards average on 21 returns. He took one back for a touchdown.
PR Niles Paul, Nebraska
Particulars: 6-1/220, Sr.; Omaha (Neb.) North
Buzz: Paul led the Big 12 with an 11.4 yard average on 14 punt returns. He also is a starting receiver for the Huskers.
QB Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
Particulars: 6-4/219, Jr.; Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe
RB Cyrus Gray, Texas A&M
Particulars: 5-10/198, Jr.; DeSoto (Texas) High
RB DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma
Particulars: 6-1/207, Sr.; Las Vegas Bishop Gorman
Particulars: 6-1/175, Sr.; Abilene (Texas) High
WR T.J. Moe, Missouri
Particulars: 6-0/200, Soph.; O'Fallon (Mo.) Fort Zumwalt West
TE Michael Egnew, Missouri
Particulars: 6-6/235, Jr.; Plainview (Texas) High
T Eric Mensik, Oklahoma
Particulars: 6-6/288 Sr.; Rosenberg (Texas) Terry
Particulars: 6-4/310, Sr.; Butte College (Calif.), preceded by Kelowna (B.C.) Mount Bouchere Secondary
G Lonnie Edwards, Texas Tech
Particulars: 6-4/322, Jr.; Brownsboro (Texas) High
G Keith Williams, Nebraska
Particulars: 6-5/310, Sr.; Florissant (Mo.) McClure North
Particulars: 6-4/320, Sr.; Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Kennedy
E Brad Madison, Missouri
Particulars: 6-4/250, Soph.; Bethany (Mo.) South Harrison
T Phil Taylor, Baylor
Particulars: 6-4/340, Sr.; Penn State transfer, preceded by Clinton (Md.) Gwynn Park
T Colby Whitlock, Texas Tech
Particulars: 6-3/294, Sr.; Noble (Okla.) High
E Lucas Patterson, Texas A&M
Particulars: 6-4/295, Sr.; Kingsville (Texas) King
LB Michael Hodges, Texas A&M
Particulars: 6-0/226, Sr.; San Antonio O'Connor
LB Jake Knott, Iowa State
Particulars: 6-2/240, Soph.; Waukee (Iowa) High
LB Keenan Robinson, Texas
Particulars: 6-3/239, Jr.; Plano (Texas) East
CB Jamell Fleming, Oklahoma
Particulars: 5-11/191, Jr.; Seguin (Texas) High
CB Aaron Williams, Texas
Particulars: 6-1/195, Jr.; Round Rock (Texas) McNeil
FS Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State
Particulars: 6-1/203, Fr.; Junction City (Kan.) High
SS Byron Landor, Baylor
Particulars: 6-0/210, Sr.; Lake Charles (La.) Washington
K Dan Bailey, Oklahoma State
Particulars: 6-0/197, Sr.; Yukon (Okla.) Southwest Covenant
P Kirby Van Der Kamp, Iowa State
Particulars: 6-3/195, Fr.; West Des Moines (Iowa) Valley
KR Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
Particulars: 6-0/194, Fr.; Huntsville (Texas) High
PR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
Particulars: 5-11/183, Jr.; Norman (Okla.) High

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