- David Ubben, College Football
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The Walter Camp Award, given annually to college football's best player, has released its preseason watch list, and 11 from the Big 12 made the cut.
Here they are, on the final award watch list of the preseason.
Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
Seth Doege, QB, Texas Tech
Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma
Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
Tyler Lockett, WR/KR, Kansas State
Nigel Malone, CB, Kansas State
Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State
Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma
Impressive showing for the Big 12 on the list, with a lot of players from a lot of positions. I still don't quite understand, once again, how Tavon Austin makes the list and Stedman Bailey doesn't. But what's done is done.
I was a little surprised to see Lockett on the list, but he's arguably the Big 12's best kick returner, so I'm not arguing his inclusion.
Texas' Colt McCoy won the award in 2008 and 2009, the last Big 12 player to do so. Stanford's Andrew Luck won the award last season.
Oklahoma and Texas are tied for the Big 12's most Camp Awards, with three. That's a tie for third nationally.
Need to catch up on all the awards watch lists?
Here you go:
16hDavid M. Hale
2dBrandon Chatmon and Jake Trotter