Texas receiver Devin Duvernay (6) celebrates a touchdown with offensive lineman Zach Shackelford (56) during a 49-24 win over Texas Tech in Austin on Nov. 29, 2019. [RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Longhorns mostly excluded as Big 12 announces its all-conference accolades

Posted December 4th, 2019

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The Big 12 announced on Wednesday that only four Longhorns had seasons worth recognizing on the conference’s honor roll.

Senior receiver Devin Duvernay and offensive lineman Zach Shackelford earned first-team accolades on the Big 12’s all-conference team. Duvernay’s 103 receptions lead the country and no receiver in the Big 12 has accumulated more than his 1,294 receiving yards. Shackelford, who was a second-team honoree in 2018, started in all of UT’s games this season.

Texas also placed senior safety Brandon Jones and sophomore offensive lineman Samuel Cosmi on the Big 12’s second team. The Big 12 teams were selected by the conference’s head coaches.

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The Longhorns won seven of their 12 games in the regular season. With a 5-4 mark in conference play, Texas is tied with three other teams for third place in the Big 12’s standings.

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard was named the Big 12’s offensive player of the year. Meanwhile, Baylor boasted the league’s top defender (defensive lineman James Lynch) and coach (Matt Rhule). Only Kansas and its two honorees were represented less than Texas among the Big 12’s 66 all-conference picks.

In July, Texas claimed four of the 30 names on the Big 12’s preseason team. Of those players, only Shackelford made the cut at the end of the regular season. UT junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger was picked to win the award that was eventually earned by Hubbard.

 

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