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2007 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team Announced

Big 12 Conference Press Release
July 20, 2007

IRVING, Texas -- Colt McCoy (Texas) was named Preseason Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, Reggie Smith (Oklahoma) was selected Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and Sam Keller (Nebraska) was chosen Preseason Newcomer of the Year in a Big 12 Conference media poll.

McCoy was the 2006 AT&T Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year. The 6-3, 205 quarterback finished first in the league in pass efficiency last year at 161.8, which ranked eighth nationally. He completed 217 of 318 pass attempts for 2,570 yards with 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Smith was an All-Big 12 Second Team selection last season. The 6-1, 197 junior defensive back made 41 tackles, including 30 solo stops in 2006. He also had three interceptions, eight pass break-ups and recovered a fumble. In addition, Smith returned 37 punts for 287 yards and a touchdown.

Keller has one season of eligibility with the Huskers after transferring from Arizona State. The 6-4, 230 signal caller threw for more than 3,000 yards and 26 touchdowns in 19 games between 2003 and 2005.

PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL TEAM (Media Vote)
Offense
Pos. Name School Class
WR Adarius Bowman Oklahoma State Sr.
TE Martin Rucker Missouri Sr.
OL Tony Hills Texas Sr.
OL Duke Robinson Oklahoma Jr.
C Cody Wallace Texas A&M Sr.
OL Matt Slauson Nebraska Jr.
OL Anthony Collins Kansas Jr.
WR Limas Sweed Texas Sr.
QB Colt McCoy Texas So.
RB Jamaal Charles Texas Jr.
RB Mike Goodson Texas A&M So.
PK Garrett Hartley Oklahoma Sr.
KR Perrish Cox Oklahoma State So.
Defense
DL Ian Campbell Kansas State Jr.
DL Frank Okam Texas Sr.
DL Chris Harrington Texas A&M Sr.
DL James McClinton Kansas Sr.
DL Derek Lokey Texas Sr.
LB Bo Ruud Nebraska Sr.
LB Alvin Bowen Iowa State Sr.
LB Jordan Dizon Colorado Sr.
DB Reggie Smith Oklahoma Jr.
DB Aqib Talib Kansas Jr.
DB Marcus Watts Kansas State Sr.
DB Marcus Griffin Texas Sr.
P Matt Fodge Oklahoma State Jr.
PR Reggie Smith Oklahoma Jr.
Offensive Player Of The Year
QB Colt McCoy Texas So.
Defensive Player Of The Year
DB Reggie Smith Oklahoma Jr.
Newcomer Of The Year
QB Sam Keller Nebraska Sr.


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