Courtesy of the Big 12 Conference
Teammates Jerrod Johnson and Von Miller (Texas A&M), along with Jared Crick (Nebraska) and Toney Clemons (Colorado) were picked for individual awards, highlighting the 2010 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team, chosen by media representatives who cover the Conference.
Johnson was selected preseason Offensive Player of the Year, Miller and Crick tied for preseason Defensive Player of the Year while Clemons was chosen preseason Newcomer of the Year.
Johnson was named the preseason squad's quarterback after earning All-Big 12 Second Team honors at the conclusion of the 2009 season. The 6-5 senior led the league in total offense with 314.2 yards a game and was fourth in passing (275.3 ypg).
Miller was also chosen as a linebacker on the preseason team. He garnered All-Big 12 and All-America First Team accolades in 2009 when he led the nation in sacks with 17 and ranked fifth in tackles for loss (1.75/game). The hybrid linebacker/defensive end led the Big 12 in sacks, tackles for loss and forced fumbles.
Crick was named to the preseason team on the defensive line. He was All-Big 12 First Team last year with 73 tackles and 9.5 sacks.
Clemons will join the Buffaloes' receiving corps after transferring from Michigan following the 2008 campaign. He played in 19 games and made three starts for the Wolverines, catching 12 passes for 106 yards.
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2010 Media Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team Offensive Player of the Year: Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M (QB, 6-5, 243, Sr/3L, Humble, Texas)
Defensive Co-Players of the Year: Jared Crick, Nebraska (DL, 6-6, 285, Jr, 2L, Cozad, Neb.) and
Von Miller, Texas A&M (DE/LB, 6-3, 240, Sr/3L, DeSoto, Texas)
Newcomer of the Year: Toney Clemons, Colorado (WR, 6-2, 205, Jr/TR, New Kensington, Pa.)
Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl/Exp Hometown
WR Ryan Broyles# Oklahoma 5-11 183 Jr/2L Norman, Okla.
TE Mike McNeill Nebraska 6-4 235 Sr/3L Kirkwood, Mo.
OL Nate Solder* Colorado 6-9 300 Sr/3L Buena Vista, Colo.
OL Ryan Miller Colorado 6-8 310 Jr/3L Littleton, Colo.
C Tim Barnes Missouri 6-4 310 Sr/3L Longwood, Mo.
OL Tanner Hawkinson Kansas 6-6 293 So/1L McPherson, Kan.
OL Stephen Good Oklahoma 6-6 299 Jr/2L Paris, Texas
OL Kyle Hix Texas 6-7 325 Sr/3L Aledo, Texas
WR Jeff Fuller Texas A&M 6-4 215 Jr/2L McKinney, Texas
QB Jerrod Johnson# Texas A&M 6-5 243 Sr/3L Humble, Texas
RB Daniel Thomas* Kansas State 6-2 228 Sr/1L Hilliard, Fla.
RB DeMarco Murray^# Oklahoma 6-1 207 Sr/3L Las Vegas, Nev.
PK Alex Henery^# Nebraska 6-2 175 Sr/3L Omaha, Neb.
KR Cyrus Gray Texas A&M 5-10 196 Jr/2L DeSoto, Texas
DL Aldon Smith Missouri 6-5 255 So/1L Raytown, Mo.
DL Jared Crick* Nebraska 6-6 285 Jr/2L Cozad, Neb.
DL Jeremy Beal# Oklahoma 6-3 267 Sr/3L Carrollton, Texas
DL Sam Acho Texas 6-3 260 Sr/3L Dallas, Texas
LB Travis Lewis^* Oklahoma 6-2 232 Jr/2L San Antonio, Texas
LB Keenan Robinson Texas 6-3 239 Jr/2L Plano, Texas
LB Von Miller* Texas A&M 6-3 240 Sr/3L DeSoto, Texas
LB Brian Duncan Texas Tech 6-1 240 Sr/3L Baton Rouge, La.
DB Prince Amukamara* Nebraska 6-1 205 Sr/3L Glendale, Ariz.
DB Quinton Carter# Oklahoma 6-1 200 Sr/3L Las Vegas, Nev.
DB Aaron Williams Texas 6-1 195 Jr/2L Round Rock, Texas
DB Curtis Brown Texas 6-0 184 Sr/3L Gilmer, Texas
DB Blake Gideon Texas 6-1 205 Jr/2L Leander, Texas
P Derek Epperson* Baylor 6-3 235 Sr/3L Southlake, Texas
PR Ryan Broyles^ Oklahoma 5-11 178 Jr/2L Norman, Okla.
^ 2009 Preseason Team
* 2009 All-Big 12 First Team selection
# 2009 All-Big 12 Second Team selection
Ties in voting created an additional spot at offensive line, defensive back and linebacker.
Unanimous selections: DL - Jared Crick (NU) and Jeremy Beal (OU); LB - Travis Lewis (OU)