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Heartland College Sports Announces 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 Team

NCAA Football: West Virginia at Texas Christian

It’s that time of year. Big 12 Media Days takes place next week and the staff at Heartland College Sports of Pete Mundo, Derek Duke, Matthew Postins, Cameron Brock and Dave Beall has put together our 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 Team.


Preseason All-Big 12 Conference Offense

QB: Will Grier, West Virginia
RB: David Montgomery, Iowa State
RB: Justice Hill, Oklahoma State
FB: Luke Sowa, Kansas State
WR: David Sills V, West Virginia
WR: Denzel Mims, Baylor
WR: Marquise Brown, Oklahoma
TE: Chase Allen, Iowa State
OL: Dalton Risner, Kansas State
OL: Dru Samia, Oklahoma
OL: Ben Powers, Oklahoma
OL: Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia
OL: Jack Anderson, Texas Tech
PK: Austin Seibert, Oklahoma
KR/PR: KaVontae Turpin, TCU

Preseason All-Big 12 Conference Defense

DL: Daniel Wise, Kansas
DL: Ben Banogu, TCU
DL: Reggie Walker, Kansas State
DL: Breckyn Hager, Texas
DL: Jaquan Bailey, Iowa State
LB: Dakota Allen, Texas Tech
LB: Joe Dineen Jr., Kansas
LB: David Long, West Virginia
DB: Brian Peavy, Iowa State
DB: Jah’Shawn Johnson, Texas Tech
DB: Justus Parker, Texas Tech
DB: Kris Boyd, Texas
DB: Duke Shelley, Kansas State
P: Drew Galitz, Baylor

Offensive PotY: Will Grier, West Virginia
Defensive PotY: Dakota Allen, Texas Tech
Newcomer of the Year: Jalen Hurd, Baylor


A few notes:

  • Several teams tied with four players listed. Those teams are Kansas State, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and West Virginia.
  • The Red Raiders have three players who made the defensive team, with just one on offense. My, how times have changed?
  • Texas and Kansas were the only teams without anyone named on offense.
  • Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were the only teams without any players on defense.
  • Denzel Mims edged out Jalen Reagor for the last wide receiver spot.
  • The running back race was also tight between David Montgomery, Justice Hill and Rodney Anderson.
  • Dakota Allen slipped past Ben Banogu for the Defensive Player of the Year.

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