Mur­ray Big 12 of­fen­sive POY

OU quar­ter­back was a unan­i­mous pick by The As­so­ci­ated Press

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FORT WORTH, Texas — Ok­la­homa quar­ter­back Kyler Mur­ray is the unan­i­mous pick for The As­so­ci­ated Press Big 12 of­fen­sive player of the year, the fourth con­sec­u­tive sea­son a player from the con­fer­ence cham­pion Soon­ers has won the honor.

Mur­ray, a Heis­man Tro­phy fi­nal­ist who this week was also named the AP's na­tional player of the year, was one of a league-high six first-team picks from Ok­la­homa on the AP Al­lBig 12 team an­nounced Fri­day.

Ok­la­homa's Lin­coln Ri­ley was named Big 12 coach of the year in a split vote.

Other OU first-team­ers are se­nior guards Ben Pow­ers and Dru Samia, sopho­more tight end Grant Cal­caterra, junior wide re­ceiver Mar­quise Brown and kicker Austin Seib­ert.

Ok­la­homa State sopho­more wide re­ceiver Ty­lan Wal­lace was also named to the first team.

West Vir­ginia junior line­backer David Long Jr. was se­lected as the league's top de­fen­sive player, and Kansas fresh­man run­ning back/kick re­turner Pooka Wil­liams Jr. the league's new­comer of the year. The bal­lots were sub­mit­ted be­fore Wil­liams' ar­rest on sus­pi­cion of do­mes­tic bat­tery this week.

Mur­ray has set a school record with 4,945 to­tal yards (4,053 pass­ing, 892 rush­ing) and ac­counted for 51 touch­downs (40 pass­ing, 11 rush­ing) af­ter the first-round MLB draft pick suc­ceeded Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner Baker May­field u-Kyler Mur­ray, Ok­la­homa, 5-10, 195, Jr., Allen, Texas.

Alex Barnes, Kansas

225, Jr., Pitts­burg, Kansas.

David Mont­gomery, Iowa 5-11, 216, Jr., Cincin­nati.

Yodny Ca­juste, West Vir­ginia, 6-5, 323 Sr., Mi­ami. u-Dal­ton Ris­ner, Kansas State, 6-5, 308, Sr., Wig­gins, Colorado.

Ben Pow­ers, Ok­la­homa, 6-4, 313, Sr., Wi­chita, Kansas.

Dru Samia, Ok­la­homa,

Sr., Sacra­mento, Cal­i­for­nia.

Zach Shack­elford, Texas, 6-4, 295, Jr., Bel­ton, Texas.

Grant Cal­caterra, Ok­la­homa, 6-4, 221, So., Ran­cho Santa Mar­garita, Cal­i­for­nia. State,

Texas, 6-1, State, 6-5, 303, Mar­quise Brown, Ok­la­homa, 5-10, 168, Jr., Hol­ly­wood, Florida. Ty­lan Wal­lace, Ok­la­homa State, 6-0, 185, So., Fort Worth, Texas. An­toine Wes­ley, Texas Tech, 6-5, 200, Jr., Las Ve­gas.

Pooka Wil­liams, Jr., Kansas, 5-10, 170, Fr., New Or­leans. Austin Seib­ert, Ok­la­homa, 5-9, 214, Belleville, Illi­nois.

Ben Banogu, TCU, 6-4, 249, McKin­ney, Texas.

Charles Omenihu,

275, Sr., Rowlett, Texas.

James Lynch, Bay­lor, 6-4, 285, So., Round Rock, Texas.

Daniel Wise, Kansas, 6-3, 290, Sr.,

Sr., 6-6, as start­ing this sea­son.

May­field was the AP Big 12 top of­fen­sive player in both 2015 and 2017, and Ok­la­homa big-play re­ceiver Dede West­brook won it Lewisville, Texas.

Dakota Allen, Texas Tech, 6-1, 235, Sr., Hum­ble, Texas.

Joe Di­neen Jr., Kansas, 6-2, 235, Sr., Lawrence, Kansas. u-David Long Jr., West

5-11, 223, Jr., Cincin­nati.

Kris Boyd, Texas,

Gilmer, Texas.

Adrian Frye, Texas Tech, 6-0, 190, Fr., Hous­ton.

Kenny Robinson Jr., West Vir­ginia, 6-2, 198, So., Wilkins­burg, Penn­syl­va­nia. Caden Sterns, Texas, 6-0, 205, Fr., Ci­bolo, Texas.

Drew Galitz,

Rowlett, Texas. 6-0, Vir­ginia, 195, Bay­lor, 6-0, 221, Tech, Sr. Sr.,

Will Grier, West Vir­ginia, 223, Sr., Char­lotte, North Carolina. Jus­tice Hill, Ok­la­homa State, 5-10, 190, Jr., Tulsa, Ok­la­homa.

Pooka Wil­liams Jr., Kansas, 5-10, 170, Fr., Mar­rero, Louisiana. Bobby Evans, Ok­la­homa, 6-5, 301, Jr., Allen, Texas.

Cody Ford, Ok­la­homa, 6-4, 338, Jr., Pineville, Louisiana.

Jack An­der­son, Texas

321, So., Frisco, Texas.

Josh Sills, West Vir­ginia, 6-6, 331, So., Byeville, Ohio.

Creed Humphrey, Ok­la­homa, 6-5, 325, Fr., Shawnee, Ok­la­homa. Trevon Wesco, West Vir­ginia, 6-4, 272, Sr., Martins­burg, West Vir­ginia. Ha­keem But­ler, Iowa State, 6-6, 225, Jr., Bal­ti­more.

David Sills V, West Vir­ginia, 6-4, 203, Sr., Wilm­ing­ton, Delaware.

6-2, 6-5, in 2016.

The Soon­ers this sea­son be­came the first team to win four con­sec­u­tive Big 12 ti­tles and are go­ing to the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off for the sec­ond year in

Ok­la­homa. 6-2, 189, Mur­ray, QB, Ok­la­homa. CeeDee Lamb, So., Rich­mond, Ok­la­homa,

Texas.

Clay­ton Hat­field, Texas Tech, 5-10, 185, Sr., Bo­erne, Texas.

Jor­dan Brail­ford, Ok­la­homa State, 6-3, 250, Jr., Tulsa, Ok­la­homa.

L.J. Col­lier, TCU, 6-4, Mun­day, Texas.

Kenny Bigelow Jr., West Vir­ginia, 6-4, 304, Sr., Wilm­ing­ton, Delaware. Ray Lima, Iowa State, 6-3, 302, Jr., Los An­ge­les.

Gary Johnson, Texas, 6-0, 225, Sr., Dou­glas, Alabama.

Clay John­ston, Bay­lor, 6-1, 226, Jr., Abi­lene, Texas.

Kenneth Mur­ray, Ok­la­homa, 6-2, 238, So., Mis­souri City, Texas.

Jeff Glad­ney, TCU, 6-0, 183, New Bos­ton, Texas.

Brian Peavy, Iowa State, 5-9, 194, Sr., Hous­ton.

Greg Eis­worth, Iowa State, 6-0, 198, So., Grand Prairie, Texas.

Rid­wan Is­sa­haku, TCU, 6-1, 196, Sr., Nor­cross, Ge­or­gia.

Kyle Thomp­son, Kansas, 6-4, 210, So., El Ca­jon, Cal­i­for­nia. Long Jr., LB, West Vir­ginia

276, Lin­coln

Sr., Jr., Ri­ley, u-Kyler David Pooka Wil­liams

Jr., RB/KR, Kansas.

(“u-” de­notes unan­i­mous se­lec­tions, (*)-three WRs tie for sec­ond spot): a row un­der Ri­ley. He re­ceived nine of the 20 votes for coach of the year, while Iowa State's Matt Camp­bell got seven and Bay­lor's Matt Rhule got the fi­nal four.

JEF­FREY MCWHORTER/AP file

Ok­la­homa quar­ter­back Kyler Mur­ray was a unan­i­mous se­lec­tion for As­so­ci­ated Press Big 12 of­fen­sive player of the year, it was an­nounced on Fri­day.• 2018 AP All-Big 12 Team

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