Thursday, January 9, 2014
Big 12 lands six consensus All-Americans
By Jake Trotter
The Big 12 had six players named consensus All-Americans, tied for the most of any conference, including two unanimous All-Americans.
Baylor offensive lineman Cyril Richardson and Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro were unanimous selections.
Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert and Texas kicker Anthony Fera and defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat were consensus picks.
To be a unanimous All-American, a player has to be listed by all five of the All-American teams recognized by the NCAA: American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation.
To be a consensus All-American, a player has to be named first team on at least two of the five NCAA recognized All-American teams, and listed on those All-America teams more than other players at their position.