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Five Big 12 players on Steele's freshman honors team

December, 19, 2008
12/19/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Anybody who follows college football knows that no one covers the sport in terms of length and breath as well as Phil Steele, whose preseason magazines have been a must-have item for any serious college football fan.

Steele has just released something new: his Freshman All-American team.

Here's a look at the Big 12 players who were selected to his top three teams.

First-team picks:

Missouri T Elvis Fisher, Iowa State KR Leonard Johnson, Kansas State DL Brandon Harold, Oklahoma LB Travis Lewis, Texas DB Earl Thomas

Second-team picks:

Baylor QB Robert Griffin, Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles, Texas A&M WR Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M G Evan Eike, Oklahoma DL Frank Alexander, Texas A&M DB Trent Hunter

Third-team picks:

Colorado RB Rodney Stewart, Texas A&M WR Ryan Tannehill, Kansas T Jeff Spikes, Texas A&M KR Cyrus Gray, Kansas PR Daymond Patterson, Kansas DL Richard Johnson, Iowa State K Grant Mahoney

The only question I have is, which quarterback could be better than Griffin? I'll examine that in a future post.

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