OU football: Four Sooners earn first team All-Big 12 honors
Kingsley Burns, The Oklahoma Daily
Nine OU football players garnered all-conference honors when the Big 12 Conference announced its 2012 postseason awards Wednesday, as selected by the conference’s 10 coaches.
Junior fullback Trey Millard, junior center Gabe Ikard, junior cornerback Aaron Colvin and junior safety Tony Jefferson all earned first-team All-Big 12 honors, and junior running back Damien Williams, junior receiver Kenny Stills, senior offensive tackle Lane Johnson, senior defensive lineman David King and senior cornerback Demontre Hurst made the conference’s second team.
Honorable mentions included senior quarterback Landry Jones, senior receiver Justin Brown, freshman receiver Sterling Shepard, sophomore offensive tackle Daryl Williams and senior punter Tress Way.
Millard and Ikard were first-teamers for the second year in a row, and Ikard was one of only four unanimous selections. Stills and Hurst were repeat second-teamers.
The Sooners have won 27 individual All-Big 12 awards during the conference’s 17-year history — the most of any Big 12 school.
But Kansas State took home the heavy hardware in 2012.
The Wildcats swept the player of the year categories with senior quarterback Collin Klein and senior linebacker Arthur Brown claiming the offensive and defensive player of the year awards, respectively, and Kansas State coach Bill Snyder won the Chuck Neinas Coach of the Year Award.