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All Big 12 Teams Announced

Kansas wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe was named All-Big 12 First Team, leading a group of seven Jayhawks who earned conference football postseason honors announced by the league office Tuesday.

The teams are selected by the league coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players.

Briscoe was the only Jayhawk named first team, while fellow wide receiver Kerry Meier was tabbed second team.  KU had five honorable mention selections in offensive tackle Tanner Hawkinson, defensive end Jake Laptad, quarterback Todd Reesing, punter Alonso Rojas and safety Darrell Stuckey.

Briscoe, a 6-3, 202-pound junior from Dallas, Texas, caught 84 passes for 1,337 yards and nine touchdowns this season.  His 84 catches were the fourth most in a season in school history, while the 1,337 yards were second to the 1,407 he had in 2008.

Through games of Nov. 28, Briscoe is ranked fifth in the NCAA in receiving yards per game (121.55) and eighth in receptions per game (7.64).  He is also 13th in all-purpose yardage (162.55).

He closed the season with 14 receptions for 242 yards and two touchdowns against Missouri Saturday.  The 14 receptions tied for the second most in a game by a Jayhawk, while the 242 yards were second only to his 269 at Oklahoma in 2008.

This season Briscoe set school records for receptions in a game by a junior (14 vs. Missouri), career receiving yards (3,240), most yards in a season by a junior (1,337) and most yards in a game by a junior (242 vs. Missouri).

Briscoe was a 2008 All-Big 12 Second Team selection as a sophomore.

Meier, a 6-3, 221-pound senior from Pittsburg, Kan., caught 102 passes for 985 yards and eight touchdowns.  The 102 receptions were a school record, while the 985 yards were the seventh most in school history.

Meier, who was a 2008 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention pick, ranks fourth in the NCAA in receptions (8.50) and 25th in receiving yards per game (82.08).  This year he set KU records for career receptions (226), season receptions (102), season receptions by a senior (102), single-game receptions (16 vs. Iowa State) and single-game receptions by a senior (16 vs. Iowa State).

He ranks second at KU in career receiving yards (2,309) behind only Briscoe.

Hawkinson, a 6-6, 285-pound redshirt freshman from McPherson, Kan., manned the left tackle spot in all 12 games in his first year on the field.  He came to KU as a tight end where he spent most of his redshirt year, then spent time on the defensive line before finding a home on the offensive line in 2009.

Laptad, a 6-5, 258-pound junior from Tulsa, Okla., was named Honorable Mention for the second-straight year.  He led KU defensive linemen with 49 tackles, while leading the team with 12 tackles for loss, including a team-best 6.5 sacks.  His six quarterback hurries were third on the team, while his two forced fumbles were second.

Laptad started the season being involved in a sack in each of the first four games and in six of the first eight contests.  He tied for 61st in the NCAA in sacks and tied for 66th in tackles for loss.

Reesing, a 5-11, 200-pound senior from Austin, Texas, established nearly every KU career, season and single-game passing record in his storied career.  Reesing was recognized by the league coaches for the second time as he was a second-team selection in 2007.

This year Reesing leads the Big 12 in total offense (311.2) and is second in passing (301.3).  Nationally, Reesing is fourth in total offense and seventh in passing yards.

Among active players in the country Reesing ranks third in career passing yards per game (273.0), fourth in total yards per game (288.8) and fifth in touchdowns responsible for (105).

In his final game in a KU uniform, he threw for a school-record 498 yards and four touchdowns, on a record-tying 37 completions against Missouri.

He leaves KU with the top three seasons in most statistical categories, while shattering career records in nearly every listing as well.

Rojas, a 6-3, 220-pound junior from Miami, Fla., had a great year punting for KU.  He posted a 41.3 average with eight 50-plus yard punts, including a 72-yarder at Texas Tech.  He also placed 16 of his 51 punts inside the 20-yard line. 

Stuckey, a 6-1, 205-pounder from Kansas City, Kan., was recognized by the league coaches for the third-straight year.  He was an honorable mention selection in 2007 before garnering first-team honors in 2008.

Stuckey became the first non-linebacker to lead the team in tackles since defensive back Carl Nesmith had a team-best 103 stops in 2000.  Stuckey registered 93 tackles in 12 games after making 98 stops in 13 games in 2008. 

For his career Stuckey recorded 295 tackles, the second most by a defensive back in school history (LeRoy Irvin had 347), and his eight career interceptions tied for 10th on the KU list.

Stuckey's career numbers include 11 tackles for loss, 18 passes broken up, four fumble recoveries and three fumbles forced.


Coach of the Year Mack Brown, Texas
Offensive Lineman of the Year Russell Okung, Oklahoma State
Defensive Lineman of the Year Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
Offensive Freshman of the Year Christine Michael, Texas A&M
Defensive Freshman of the Year Aldon Smith, Missouri
Special Teams Player of the Year Brandon Banks, Kansas State
Defensive Newcomer of the Year David Sims, Iowa State
Offensive Newcomer of the Year Daniel Thomas, Kansas State
Defensive Player of the Year Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
Offensive Player of the Year Colt McCoy, Texas


Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
QB Colt McCoy ** Texas Sr. Tuscola, Texas/Jim Ned
RB Daniel Thomas Kansas State Jr. Hilliard, Fla./NW Mississippi CC
RB Keith Toston Oklahoma State Sr. Angleton, Texas/Angleton
FB Bryant Ward Oklahoma State Jr. Stillwater, Okla./Stillwater
WR Jordan Shipley Texas Sr. Burnet, Texas/Burnet
WR Danario Alexander Missouri Sr. Marlin, Texas/Marlin
WR Dezmon Briscoe Kansas Jr. Dallas, Texas/Cedar Hill
TE Jeron Mastrud Kansas State Sr. Beaverton, Ore./Southridge
OL Russell Okung ^ Oklahoma State Sr. Houston, Texas/Bush
OL Trent Williams ^ Oklahoma Sr. Longview, Texas/Longview
OL Nick Stringer Kansas State Sr. Topeka, Kan./Hayden
OL Brandon Carter Texas Tech Sr. Longview, Texas/Spring Hill
OL Nate Solder Colorado Jr. Buena Vista, Colo./Buena Vista
PK Grant Ressel Missouri So. Jackson, Mo./Jackson
KR/PR Brandon Banks Kansas State Sr. Garner, N.C./Bakersfield College
DL Ndamukong Suh ** Nebraska Sr. Portland, Ore./Grant
DL Gerald McCoy ^ Oklahoma Jr. Oklahoma City, Okla./Southeast
DL Von Miller Texas A&M Jr. DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto
DL Brandon Sharpe Texas Tech Sr. Lyons, Ga./Fresno City CC
DL Jared Crick Nebraska So. Cozad, Neb./Cozad
LB Sean Weatherspoon ^ Missouri Sr. Jasper, Texas/Jasper
LB Jesse Smith Iowa State Sr. Altoona, Iowa/Southeast Polk
LB Travis Lewis Oklahoma So. San Antonio, Texas/Robert E. Lee
DB Earl Thomas Texas So. Orange, Texas/West Orange Stark
DB Perrish Cox Oklahoma State Sr. Waco, Texas/University
DB Dominique Franks Oklahoma Jr. Tulsa, Okla./Union
DB Prince Amukamara Nebraska Jr. Glendale, Ariz./Apollo
DB Larry Asante Nebraska Sr. Alexandria, Va./Hayfield/Coffeyville CC
P Derek Epperson Baylor Jr. Southlake, Texas/Keller

** - Unanimous Selection
^ - Repeat first team selection from last season.


Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
QB Jerrod Johnson Texas A&M Jr. Humble, Texas/Humble
RB Roy Helu Jr. Nebraska Jr. Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley
RB DeMarco Murray Oklahoma Jr. Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman
FB Jamie McCoy Texas A&M Sr. Midland, Texas/Lee
WR Ryan Broyles Oklahoma So. Norman, Okla./Norman
WR Kerry Meier Kansas Sr. Pittsburg, Kan./Pittsburg
WR Brandon Banks Kansas State Sr. Garner, N.C./Bakersfield College
TE Riar Geer Colorado Sr. Grand Junction, Colo./Fruita-Monument
OL J.D. Walton Baylor Sr. Allen, Texas/Allen/Arizona State
OL Chris Hall # Texas Sr. Irving, Texas/Irving
OL Kurtis Gregory # Missouri Sr. Blackburn, Mo./Santa Fe
OL Adam Ulatoski Texas Sr. Southlake, Texas/Carroll
OL Brody Eldridge Oklahoma Sr. La Cygne, Kan./Prairie View
OL Lee Grimes Texas A&M Sr. Brownwood, Texas/Brownwood
PK Alex Henery Nebraska Jr. Omaha, Neb./Burke
KR/PR Perrish Cox Oklahoma State Sr. Waco, Texas/University
DL Sergio Kindle Texas Sr. Dallas, Texas/Woodrow Wilson
DL Lamarr Houston Texas Sr. Colorado Springs, Colo./Doherty
DL Jeremy Beal # Oklahoma Jr. Carrollton, Texas/Creekview
DL Jaron Baston Missouri Sr. Blue Springs, Mo./Blue Springs
DL Daniel Howard Texas Tech Sr. Wichita, Kan./Butler County CC
LB Joe Pawelek Baylor Sr. San Antonio, Texas/Smithson Valley
LB Roddrick Muckelroy Texas Sr. Hallsville, Texas/Hallsville
LB Phillip Dillard Nebraska Sr. Tulsa, Okla./Jenks
DB Jamar Wall Texas Tech Sr. Plainview, Texas/Planview
DB Quinton Carter Oklahoma Jr. Las Vegas, Nev./Cheyenne
DB Brian Jackson Oklahoma Sr. De Soto, Texas/De Soto
DB Jordan Lake Baylor Sr. Houston, Texas/Memorial
DB Cha'pelle Brown Colorado Sr. La Puente, Calif./Los Altos
DB Trent Hunter Texas A&M So. Katy, Texas/Katy
P Tress Way Oklahoma Fr. Tulsa, Okla./Union

A tie in voting created an additional second-team offensive line and defensive back spot.
# - Repeat second team selection from last season.


Baylor Justin Akers, TE; David Gettis, WR; Jason Lamb, DL; J.D. Walton, Off. Lmn of Yr.; Kendall Wright, WR
Colorado Jake Behrens, FB; Jalil Brown, DB; Benjamin Burney, DB; Marquez Herrod, DL; Scotty McKnight, WR; Ryan Miller, OL; Jeff Smart, LB; Jimmy Smith, DB; Rodney Stewart, RB
Iowa State Michael Brandtner, P; Kelechi Osemele, OL; Paul Rhoads, Coach of Yr.; Alexander Robinson, RB; Reggie Stephens, OL
Kansas Tanner Hawkinson, OL; Jake Laptad, DL; Todd Reesing, QB; Alonso Rojas, P; Darrell Stuckey, DB
Kansas State Jeffrey Fitzgerald, DL; Tysyn Hartman, DB; Joshua Moore, DB; Bill Snyder, Coach of Yr
Missouri Danario Alexander, Off. Ply. of Yr.; Carl Gettis, DB; Jake Harry, P; Dan Hoch, OL; Jared Perry, WR; Kevin Rutland, DB; Jasper Simmons, DB & Def Nwcmr. of Yr.; Aldon Smith, DL; Derrick Washington, RB
Nebraska Dejon Gomes, DB & Def Nwcmr. of Yr.; Eric Hagg, DB; Alex Henery, P; Jacob Hickman, OL; Mike McNeill, TE; Matt O'Hanlon, DB; Niles Paul, WR; Barry Turner, DL
Oklahoma Jeremy Beal, Def Ply of Yr.; Chris Brown, RB; Ryan Broyles, PR/KR; Keenan Clayton, LB; Auston English, DL; Landry Jones, Off. Fr. of Yr.; Jonathan Nelson, DB; Gerald McCoy Def. Lmn. of Yr. & Def Ply of Yr.; Ryan Reynolds, LB; Adrian Taylor, DL; Trent Williams, Off. Lmn of Yr
Oklahoma State Hubert Anyiam, WR; Ugo Chinasa, DL; Patrick Lavine, LB; Swanson Miller, DL; Zac Robinson, QB; Andre Sexton, LB; Quinn Sharp, P
Texas Emmanuel Acho, LB; Sam Acho, DL; Curtis Brown, DB; Blake Gideon, DB; Kyle Hix, OL; Michael Huey, OL; Sergio Kindle, Def. Lmn. of Yr.; Hunter Lawrence, PK; Alex Okafor, Def. Fr. of Yr.; Keenan Robinson, LB; Jordan Shipley, PR/KR; Charlie Tanner, OL
Texas A&M Ryan Epperson, P; Jeff Fuller, WR; Cyrus Gray, RB & PR/KR; Michael Hodges Def Nwcmr. of Yr.; Jerrod Johnson, Off. Ply. of Yr.; Patrick Lewis, OL; Kevin Matthews, OL; Jamie McCoy, TE; Von Miller Def. Lmn. of Yr. & Def Ply of Yr.; Uzoma Nwachukwu, WR & Off. Fr. of Yr.; Jordan Pugh, DB; Ryan Tannehill, WR; Garrick Williams, LB
Texas Tech Baron Batch, RB; Bront Bird, LB; Cody Davis, Def. Fr. of Yr.; Alex Torres, Off. Fr. of Yr.; Colby Whitlock, DL; Marlon Winn, OL