Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Part II: Preseason All-Big 12 vs. Postseason
By ESPN.com staff
It's always fun looking back on what we thought in the preseason, and today, we'll take another look.
Here's who made the postseason team.
How did our All-Big 12 preseason team stack up at season's end?
DL: Brad Madison, Missouri
DL: Tony Jerod-Eddie, Texas A&M
- Madison ranked 11th in the Big 12 with 4.5 sacks and 16th with 8.5 tackles for loss and didn't earn a spot on any All-Big 12 first or second teams, though his teammate, Jacquies Smith, cracked the media and coaches' second team.
DL: Kheeston Randall, Texas
- Jerod-Eddie had four sacks and six tackles for loss with 47 total stops, but didn't crack any All-Big 12 first or second teams.
DL: Frank Alexander, Oklahoma
- Randall was eighth on the team with four tackles for loss and had 29 tackles with one sack. He wasn't named to any All-Big 12 first or second teams.
LB: Travis Lewis, Oklahoma
- Alexander led the Big 12 with 18 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. He was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year by the media and shared the coaches award with A.J. Klein of Iowa State. He, of course, was a unanimous All-Big 12 first-team selection.
LB: Jake Knott, Iowa State
- Lewis suffered a broken toe in preseason camp, and finished second on the team with 79 tackles, his first season at OU with fewer than 108 tackles. He made the media and coaches' second Big 12 teams.
LB: Keenan Robinson, Texas
- Knott finished third in the Big 12 with 107 tackles and made the media any my first Big 12 teams. The coaches put Knott on the second team.
DB: Coryell Judie, Texas A&M
- Robinson finished second on the team and 10th in the Big 12 with 90 tackles and made the coaches' second Big 12 team.
DB: Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State
- Judie fought a hamstring injury all season and didn't make any All-Big 12 teams after making 21 tackles and forcing one fumble.
DB: Trent Hunter, Texas A&M
- Martin made a few All-American teams and earned All-Big 12 first-team honors from the coaches and me after making 65 tackles and breaking up 11 passes. The media voted him second team.
DB: Demontre Hurst, Oklahoma
- Hunter made 73 tackles and broke up eight passes, but didn't earn any first or second-team honors.
- Hurst earned second-team honors from the coaches after making 51 tackles and having 10 pass breakups. He also returned his lone interception for a touchdown against Texas.
K: Grant Ressel, Missouri
P: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State
- Ressel didn't earn any first or second team honors after making just 9-of-16 kicks and making all 30 of his extra points.
KR: Coryell Judie, Texas A&M
- Sharp earned All-Big 12 first team honors from the media and coaches after averaging over 46 yards on his 42 punts.
PR: Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
- Injuries prevented Judie from returning more than eight kicks this season. He averaged 25 yards per return on his eight returns and didn't make any All-Big 12 teams.
- Broyles returned 19 punts at an average of just over 10 yards, and didn't earn any All-Big 12 teams as a punt returner.
Offensive Player of the Year: Justin Blackmon, WR, OSU
Defensive Player of the Year: Travis Lewis, LB, Oklahoma
Newcomer of the Year: Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
- An injury derailed Lewis' season and he never looked like his usual self during the season, ceding Player of the Year honors to his teammate, Frank Alexander.
- Brown won my Big Newcomer of the Year Award and the Defensive Newcomer of the Year from the coaches and media.