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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Media gives Klein, Fields Big 12 awards

By David Ubben

The awards and All-Big 12 teams we wrote about today are voted on by the coaches.

A panel of 11 media members also voted, however, and the Associated Press awarded TCU's Devonte Fields the Big 12's Defensive Player of the Year, while also crowning Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein the Big 12's Offensive Player of the Year.

The coaches voted Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown the Defensive Player of the Year.

Klein accounted for 37 touchdowns and led Kansas State to a Big 12 title, its first since 2003. He's also one of three finalists for the Heisman Trophy.

Fields led the Big 12 with 17.5 tackles for loss, and was second in the league with nine sacks.