We're counting down to the beginning of the season with the top 25 players in the Big 12. The official list is locked away in a vault in an undisclosed location, but we'll be revealing players from the bottom of the list all the way to No. 1.
Here's more on my criteria.
Let's move on with the list:
No. 11: Trey Millard, FB/RB/TE, Oklahoma
2012 numbers: Caught 30 passes for 337 yards and four touchdowns. Rushed 33 times for 198 yards.
Most recent ranking: Millard was No. 14 in our postseason list of the Big 12's top 25 players.
Making the case for Millard: Oklahoma fans love to harp on Roy Finch's lack of touches in the offense, but if you injected them with truth serum, they'd probably admit Millard is the guy who most needs more touches for the Sooners. He's got a decent case as Oklahoma's best overall player, but he's the Big 12's best fullback and as Texas found out the hard way last season, can be near impossible to tackle when he's got a head of steam behind him.
With Blake Bell playing quarterback full time now, Millard figures to be the guy OU calls on to get tough yards this fall, but he's so excellent at so many things, he's one of the Sooners' most indispensable players. Whether he's lead blocking, pass blocking in the backfield, carrying the ball or blocking downfield, you know he's going to get the job done.
The rest of the list:
No. 12: Kerry Hyder, DL, Texas Tech
No. 13: Josh Stewart, WR, Oklahoma State
No. 14: B.J. Finney, C, Kansas State
No. 15: Eric Ward, WR, Texas Tech
No. 17: Tevin Reese, WR, Baylor