As expected, the Texas Longhorns made little impact on the Big 12’s preseason team.
Senior cornerback Duke Thomas is the only Longhorn to be honored, a testament to the team’s youth and inexperience. Last year, Thomas started all 13 games and finished with 10 break ups and three interceptions.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (offense) and Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman (defense) were tabbed the players of the year. Oklahoma State running back Chris Carson, a junior college transfer, is the league’s top newcomer.
Defending league co-champions Baylor and TCU had seven and five nominees, respectively. Oklahoma had five.
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