Oklahoma Sooners

Big 12 lands six 1st-team AP All-Americans, second most behind Big Ten

NCAA Football: Kansas at Oklahoma State

The Associated Press announced it’s All-American team and it included six Big 12 players on the first team, the second most of any conference outside of the Big Ten, which had seven first teamers.

The first-team players from the Big 12 were:

Quarterback — Baker Mayfield, senior, Oklahoma

Tackles — Orlando Brown, junior, Oklahoma

Tight end — Mark Andrews, junior, Oklahoma

Receiver — James Washington, senior, Oklahoma State

Safety — DeShon Elliott, junior, Texas

Punter — Michael Dickson, junior, Texas

The Sooners had the most players on the first team of any team in the country with Mayfield, Brown and Andrews.

Here is what the conference totals looked like for the Power 5 conferences.

Big Ten — 7

Big 12 — 6

Pac-12 — 3

SEC — 3

ACC — 2

Meanwhile, second team All-Americans from the Big 12 conference included:

Linebacker — Malik Jefferson, junior, Texas

Linebacker — Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, senior, Oklahoma

And then there was the third-team players from the Big 12:

Quarterback — Mason Rudolph, senior, Oklahoma State

All-purpose player — D.J. Reed, junior, Kansas State

Defensive End — Mat Boesen, senior, TCU

What a year it was for the Big 12 conference. Now, it’s just time to have some serious success in the bowl season and it would all go a long way for the respectability to return to this conference nationwide. For a complete list of the All-American teams, click here.

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