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December 11, 2008

Rivals.com 2008 All-Big 12 Team

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ALL-SEC FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE
Particulars: 6-4/218, Soph.
High school: Oklahoma City (Okla.) Putnam City North
Key stats: Bradford went 302-of-432 for 4,464 yards with 48 touchdown passes and six interceptions while directing an offense that compiled 702 points and set an NCAA scoring record. He led the nation in passing efficiency.
Particulars: 5-8/190, Soph.
High school: Tyler (Texas) John Tyler
Key stats: Hunter rushed for 1,518 yards and 14 touchdowns on 228 carries. He averaged 6.7 yards per rush and ranked sixth in the nation with 126.5 yards per carry. He had nine 100-yard efforts and rushed for at least 84 yards in every Oklahoma State game this season.
Particulars: 5-11/215, Soph.
High school: Raymore (Mo.) Peculiar
Key stats: Washington had 162 carries for 992 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also caught 29 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns.
Particulars: 6-3/214, Soph.
High school: Dallas Carter
Key stats: Crabtree caught 93 passes for 1,135 yards and 18 touchdowns. He tied for second in the nation in touchdown catches. Crabtree had a pair of three-touchdown games and reeled off four consecutive two-touchdown games midway through the season.
WR Jeremy Maclin, Missouri
Particulars: 6-1/200, Soph.
High school: Kirkwood (Mo.) High
Key stats: Maclin caught 95 passes for 1,221 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also ran for 250 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries. Maclin returned a kickoff for a touchdown, and he led the nation with 203.5 all-purpose yards per game.
TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma
Particulars: 6-6/261, Jr.
High school: Ardmore (Okla.) High
Key stats: Gresham caught 58 passes for 888 yards and 12 touchdowns. He had four two-touchdown games and tied for the NCAA lead for touchdown catches by a tight end.
T Russell Okung, Oklahoma State
Particulars: 6-5/300, Jr.
High school: Fort Bend (Texas) Bush
Key stats: Okung is a three-year starter who helped the Cowboys rank in the top 10 in the nation in rushing, total offense and scoring offense. Oklahoma State was 15th in the nation in sacks allowed.
Particulars: 6-5/305, Sr.
High school: Dallas W.T. White
Key stats: The left tackle has a bright future in the pros after leading a Baylor offense that rushed for its most yards in 11 years and scored the most points since 1995.
G Duke Robinson, Oklahoma
Particulars: 6-5/335, Sr.
High school: Atlanta Washington
Key stats: Robinson helped lead an exceptional line that allowed Oklahoma to set an NCAA scoring record. The Sooners allowed the fourth-fewest sacks in the nation and averaged 4.8 yards per carry.
G Louis Vasquez, Texas Tech
Particulars: 6-6/335, Sr.
High school: Corsicana (Texas) High
Key stats: Vasquez was one of the leaders on an offensive line that allowed the fifth-fewest sacks in the nation despite passing more than 50 times a game.
C Jon Cooper, Oklahoma
Particulars: 6-3/290, Sr.
High school: Fort Collins (Colo.) High
Key stats: The most veteran starter on a record-setting offense. The Sooners could run the ball and pass the ball at will, but it all started with Cooper and the line.
FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE
Particulars: 6-4/260, Sr.
High school: Houston Lamar
Key stats: Orakpo collected 28 solos, eight assists, 15.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and four forced fumbles despite struggling with a knee injury late in the season that caused him to miss one game and most of another. He won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which goes to the nation's top defensive player.
E Brandon Williams, Texas Tech
Particulars: 6-5/253, Jr.
High school: Fort Worth (Texas) South Hills
Key stats: Williams led the league with 11 sacks, including two against Texas. He also had three forced fumbles, two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry.
T Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
Particulars: 6-4/295, Soph.
High school: Oklahoma City (Okla.) Southeast
Key stats: McCoy compiled 13 solos, 13 assists, 10 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and two pass breakups. He also helped Oklahoma rank 18th in the nation in run defense.
T Roy Miller, Texas
Particulars: 6-2/295, Sr.
High school: Kileen (Texas) Shoemaker
Key stats: Miller was a bull in the middle of the line and is a big reason the Longhorns are second nationally in run defense. Miller had 39 tackles overall and 9.5 for loss. He also had 4.5 sacks, seven quarterback hurries and three pass breakups.
LB Sergio Kindle, Texas
Particulars: 6-4/239, Jr.
High school: Dallas Woodrow Wilson
Key stats: Kindle thrived under new coordinator Will Muschamp, who turned him loose to rush the passer. Kindle was third in the league with nine sacks and also had five quarterback hurries and a blocked kick.
LB Joe Pawelek, Baylor
Particulars: 6-2/236, Jr.
High school: Spring Branch (Texas) Smithson Valley
Key stats: Pawelek had another big season as the leader of the Bears' defense. He had 128 tackles and also had six interceptions, which was the most of any linebacker in the country. He added six tackles for loss and seven pass breakups.
LB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
Particulars: 6-1/235, Jr.
High school: Jasper (Texas) High
Key stats: Missouri's defense struggled at times, but not because of Weatherspoon. He led the league with 138 tackles, and he added 16 tackles for loss, three interceptions two of which he returned for touchdowns and six pass breakups.
CB Dominique Franks, Oklahoma
Particulars: 5-11/183, Soph.
High school: Tulsa (Okla.) Union
Key stats: Franks had a solid season in his first year as the starter. He had four interceptions, 10 pass breakups and 41 tackles. He returned a pick for a touchdown against Nebraska.
CB Jacob Lacey, Oklahoma State
Particulars: 5-11/175, Sr.
High school: Garland (Texas) Forest
Key stats: Lacey had 55 tackles and led the league with 13 pass breakups. He also had two interceptions, including one against Texas, and forced two fumbles.
FS Darcel McBath, Texas Tech
Particulars: 6-1/196, Jr.
High school: Gainesville (Texas) High
Key stats: McBath stood out in a league filled with good free safeties. He had 70 tackles, six interceptions including one he returned for a touchdown and seven pass breakups. He also forced a fumble against Oklahoma State.
SS Nic Harris, Oklahoma
Particulars: 6-3/226, Sr.
High school: Alexandria (La.) High
Key stats: Harris is a big hitter in OU's secondary. He has the size of a linebacker but moves well. He has 64 tackles, three tackles for loss, six pass breakups and three forced fumbles.
FIRST-TEAM SPECIALISTS
K Jeff Wolfert, Missouri
Particulars: 6-2/185, Sr.
High school: Overland Park (Kan.) Blue Valley West
Key stats: Wolfert was 17-of-23 on field-goal attempts, with four of the misses coming from beyond 50 yards. He was 6-for-7 between 40 and 49 yards.
P Justin Brantly, Texas A&M
Particulars: 6-3/241, Sr.
High school: Sealy (Texas) High
Key stats: Brantly averaged 45.7 yards on 51 punts, with 18 downed inside the 20. He only had three touchbacks.
KR Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State
Particulars: 6-1/190, Jr.
High school: Waco (Texas) University
Key stats: Cox averaged 30.1 yards on 28 returns, ranking fourth nationally. He returned kicks for touchdowns in the opener against Washington State and in the regular-season finale against Oklahoma.
PR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
Particulars: 6-2/210, Soph.
High school: Lufkin (Texas) High
Key stats: Bryant averaged 17.9 yards on 17 returns and took two back for touchdowns, one against Houston and one against Texas A&M.
ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
QB Colt McCoy, Texas, Jr.
RB Chris Brown, Oklahoma, Jr.
RB DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma, Soph.
WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State, Soph.
WR Jordan Shipley, Texas, Sr.
TE Chase Coffman, Missouri, Sr.
T Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma, Sr.
T Adam Ulatoski, Texas, Jr.
G Kurtis Gregory, Missouri, Jr.
G Adrian Mayes, Kansas, Sr.
C Chris Hall, Texas, Jr.
DEFENSE
E Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma, Soph.
E Stryker Sulak, Missouri, Sr.
T Ziggy Hood, Missouri, Sr.
T Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska, Jr.
LB James Holt, Kansas, Sr.
LB Travis Lewis, Oklahoma, R-Fr.
LB Roddrick Muckelroy, Texas, Jr.
CB Cha'pelle Brown, Colorado, Jr.
CB Jamar Wall, Texas Tech, Jr.
FS William Moore, Missouri, Sr.
SS Daniel Charbonnet, Texas Tech, Sr.
SPECIALISTS
K Alex Henery, Nebraska, Soph.
P Matt Fodge, Oklahoma State, Sr.
KR Leonard Johnson, Iowa State, Fr.
PR Nate Swift, Nebraska, Sr.



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