Murray Big 12 offensive POY
OU quarterback was a unanimous pick by The Associated Press
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.
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,
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.
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
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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
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.
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