With the regular season in the books, the Big 12 has released their all-conference selections. To no one’s surprise, Kansas State got a lot of love in the individual awards. However, the Sooners picked up a few first and second team selections.
Gabe Ikard was a unanimous selection for the All-Big 12 First Team, which also featured Trey Millard at fullback, and Aaron Colvin and Tony Jefferson at defensive back. As for the All-Big 12 Second Team, the Sooners selected were Damien Williams, Kenny Stills, Lane Johnson, David King, and Demontre Hurst.
Despite not taking home any individual awards, OU’s nine selections was only second to Kansas State who had eleven players combined on the first and second team.
Though, did the coaches get the selections right?
To be honest, it was a little surprising to see Damien Williams on the All-Big 12 Second Team. Though, Williams has made some big plays this year that may have stuck out.
Also, some OU fans may have felt like Justin Brown was snubbed of the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year. He was given honorable mention at receiver and at kick returner/punt returner, but Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk was just as deserving.
Another thing, Kenny Stills only made the All-Big 12 Second Team, but the conference was deep at receiver this season. Though, it is hard to argue against West Virginia’s Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey and Baylor’s Terrance Williams.
Other than that, there was not much to complain about. You can see the full list of selections on the Big 12′s website. Let us know if you find anything surprising or if someone else was snubbed.