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Iowa State Leads Athlon Sports All-Big 12 Preseason Team With 16 Players

Nov 12, 2022; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State's Jaden Bray (85) can not get to a pass as Iowa State's Beau Freyler (17) prepares to intercept it as Iowa State's Myles Purchase (5) defends in the second quarter during the college football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) and the Iowa State Cyclones at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Phipps-USA TODAY Sports

Athlon Sports recently released its 2024 College Football Preview Magazine to fans around the nation as we kick off the annual preview magazine season in the dog days of June.

One of the features of the magazine is the publication choosing its all-conference teams for each league, and for the purpose of this article, we’ll focus on their Preseason All-Big 12 Team.

Iowa State leads all teams with 16 selections, followed by Utah with 13, and Oklahoma State, Kansas, and West Virginia each have 11 selections.

 

Here’s a look at the first-, second-, third-, and fourth-team selections, courtesy of Athlon Sports.

2024 Big 12 All-Conference Team (Athlon Sports)

First Team

Offense

QB: Jalon Daniels, Kansas
RB: Ollie Gordon II, Oklahoma State
RB: Tahj Brooks, Texas Tech
AP: Travis Hunter, Colorado
WR: Tetairoa McMillan, Arizona
WR: Kobe Hudson, UCF
WR: Brennan Presley, Oklahoma State
TE: Brant Kuithe, Utah
C: Joe Michalski, Oklahoma State
OL: Luke Kandra, Cincinnati
OL: Wyatt Milum, West Virginia
OL: Dalton Cooper, Oklahoma State
OL: Jonah Savaiinaea, Arizona
OL: Michael Mokofisi, Utah

Defense

DL: Dontay Corleone, Cincinnati
DL: Tyler Batty, BYU
DL: Junior Tafuna, Utah
DL: Lee Hunter, UCF
DL: Malachi Lawrence, UCF
LB: Collin Oliver, Oklahoma State
LB: Nickolas Martin, Oklahoma State
LB: Karene Reid, Utah
LB: Jacob Manu, Arizona
CB: Travis Hunter, Colorado
CB: Tacario Davis, Arizona
CB: Cobee Bryant, Kansas
S: Jeremiah Cooper, Iowa State
S: Aubrey Burks, West Virginia
S: Beau Freyler, Iowa State

specialists

K: Tyler Loop, Arizona
P: Jack Bouwmeester, Utah
KR: Drae McCray, Texas Tech
PR: LaJohntay Wester, Colorado

 

second Team

Offense

QB: Shedeur Sanders, Colorado
RB: Devin Neal, Kansas
RB: RJ Harvey, UCF
RB: DJ Giddens, Kansas State
WR: Jayden Higgins, Iowa State
WR: Lawrence Arnold, Kansas
WR: Jaylin Noel, Iowa State
WR: LaJohntay Wester, Colorado
TE: Kole Taylor, West Virginia
C: Gavin Gerhardt, Cincinnati
OL: Jarrod Hufford, Iowa State
OL: Michael Ford, Kansas
OL: Caleb Rogers, Texas Tech
OL: Spencer Fano, Utah
OL: Tomas Rimac, West Virginia

Defense

DL: Jereme Robinson, Kansas
DL: Brendan Mott, Kansas State
DL: B.J. Green II, Colorado
DL: Joey Petersen, Iowa State
DL: J.R. Singleton, Iowa State
DL: Sean Martin, West Virginia
LB: Austin Moore, Kansas State
LB: Namdi Obiazor, TCU
LB: Matt Jones, Baylor
LB: Ben Roberts, Texas Tech
LB: Caleb Bacon, Iowa State
LB: Deshawn Pace, UCF
CB: Mello Dotson, Kansas
CB: Zemaiah Vaughn, Utah
CB: Myles Purchase, Iowa State
S: Shilo Sanders, Colorado
S: C.J. Baskerville, Texas Tech
S: Kendal Daniels, Oklahoma State
S: Marques Sigle, Kansas State

specialists

K: Cole Becker, Utah
P: Mason Fletcher, Cincinnati
KR:  Richard Reese, Baylor
PR: Josh Cameron, Baylor

 

Third Team

Offense

QB: Noah Fifita, Arizona
RB: Corey Kiner, Cincinnati
RB: Jahiem White, West Virginia
RB: Cam Skattebo, Arizona State
RB: Abu Sama III, Iowa State
WR: Josh Kelly, Texas Tech
WR: Savion Williams, TCU
WR: Rashod Owens, Oklahoma State
WR: Dorian Singer, Utah
TE: Benjamin Brahmer, Iowa State
C: Leif Fautanu, Arizona State
OL: Hadley Panzer, Kansas State
OL: Dartanyan Tinsley, Cincinnati
OL: Jake Springfield, Oklahoma State
OL: Tank Jenkins, Houston
OL: Brayden Keim, BYU
OL: Josh Baker, Arizona

Defense

DL: Dayon Hayes, Colorado
DL: Tre Smith, Arizona
DL: Domonique Orange, Iowa State
DL: Logan Fano, Utah
DL: Uso Seumalo, Kansas State
DL: Justin Kirkland, Oklahoma State
LB: Kaleb Elarms-Orr, TCU
LB: Jacob Rodriguez, Texas Tech
LB: Lander Barton, Utah
LB: Desmond Purnell, Kansas State
LB: JB Brown, Kansas
LB: Jamal Morris, Houston
CB: Caden Jenkins, Baylor
CB: Jacob Parrish, Kansas State
CB: Jakob Robinson, BYU
CB: Bralyn Lux, Texas Tech
S: Bud Clark, TCU
S: Shamari Simmons, Arizona State
S: Malik Verdon, Iowa State
S: Treydan Stukes, Arizona

specialists

K: Gino Garcia, Texas Tech
P: Mark Vassett, Colorado
KR: Mekhi Mews, Houston
PR: Xavier Townsend, UCF

Fourth Team

Offense

QB: Cam Rising, Utah
RB: Jacory Croskey-Merritt, Arizona
RB: CJ Donaldson, West Virginia
RB: LJ Martin, BYU
RB: Cam Cook, TCU
WR: Eric McAlister, TCU
WR: Monaray Baldwin, Baylor
WR: Chase Roberts, BYU
WR: Xzavier Henderson, Cincinnati
WR: Joseph Manjack IV, Houston
TE: Jalin Conyers, Texas Tech
TE: Drake Dabney, TCU
OL: Easton Kilty, Kansas State
OL: Connor Pay, BYU
OL: Logan Brown, Kansas
OL: Amari Kight, UCF
OL: Coleton Price, Baylor
OL: Bryce Cabeldue, Kansas
OL: Wendell Moe, Arizona
OL: Jordan Seaton, Colorado

Defense

DL: Prince Dorbah, Arizona State
DL: Paul Oyewale, TCU
DL: Edward Vesterinen, West Virginia
DL: John Nelson, BYU
DL: Keanu Tanuvasa, Utah
DL: Ricky Barber, UCF
DL: De’Braylon Carroll, Texas Tech
LB: Jack Kelly, BYU
LB: Trey Lathan, West Virginia
LB: Trevor Woods, Colorado
LB: Kendre Gant, Houston
LB: Will McLaughlin, Iowa State
LB: Keyshaun Elliott, Arizona State
LB: Jared Bartlett, Cincinnati
CB: Korie Black, Oklahoma State
CB: Garnett Hollis Jr., West Virginia
CB: Brandon Adams, UCF
S: Marvin Grant, Kansas
S: Devyn Bobby, Baylor
S: Gunner Maldonado, Arizona
S: A.J. Haulcy, Houston
S: VJ Payne, Kansas State

specialists

K: Michael Hayes, West Virginia
P: Tyler Perkins, Iowa State
KR: Major Everhart, TCU
PR: Jaylin Noel, Iowa State

As noted in their story, the selections here are based on how players are predicted to perform in 2024, not necessarily their career production to this point.

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