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All-Big 12 Preseason Football Team Is Announced: Missouri's Tim Barnes, Aldon Smith Picked

The media polls continue with the Big 12 preseason football team. The media already voted Oklahoma and Nebraska as the winners of the Big 12 on the team side of things.

Here's their look at the preseason players of the conference:

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.)

 

Offense
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, Calif.
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
 
Defense
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)

There aren't a lot of local guys on this list but the few that are on the list are very good. Center Tim Barnes from Missouri will be the best center to come out of the conference and defensive lineman Aldon Smith had an outstanding freshman season.

Kansas OL Tanner Hawkinson and Kansas State RB Daniel Thomas round out the local ties.