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Kansas State's Bryce Brown Has Big Expectations As Preseason All-Big 12 Football Teams Announced

Three Missouri Tigers highlight the All-Big 12 preseason football list, as Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon and OU's Travis Lewis gain top nods on offense and defense.

Tuesday afternoon the preseason All-Big 12 football team was announced by members of the media. Four athletes from local schools made the list, including Kansas State running back Bryce Brown. The inclusion of Brown may come as a surprise as the University of Tennessee transfer has yet to play a down for the Wildcats.

Brown, who prepped at Wichita East High School, was the lone Kansas State player to make the first team. The running back will be expected to lead the rushing attack this season as Daniel Thomas has moved onto the NFL.

Coach Bill Snyder's team is hoping to improve upon a 7-6 record in 2010 that saw them finish the year with a loss to Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl.

In addition to Brown, the Missouri Tigers placed three players on the preseason list, highlighted by tight end Michael Egnew, who also made the John Mackey Award preseason watch list. The Mackey Award goes to the nation's top tight end at the end of the season.

Other Tigers making the first team were defensive lineman Brad Madison and kicker Grant Ressel. While Egnew is a Texas native, both Madison and Ressel are Show-Me-State natives. Madison is from Bethany, while Ressel hails from Jackson.

Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon was named the preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while OU linebacker Travis Lewis was given similar accolades for the defense. Incoming Texas running back Malcom Brown was named the preseason Newcomer of the Year.

 

Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team

OFFENSE

QB - Landry Jones Oklahoma

RB - Cyrus Gray Texas A&M

RB - Bryce Brown Kansas State

RB - Roy Finch Oklahoma

WR - Justin Blackmon Oklahoma State

WR - Ryan Broyles Oklahoma

TE - Michael Egnew Missouri

OL - Levy Adcock Oklahoma State

OL - Kelechi Osemele Iowa State

C - Ben Habern Oklahoma

OL - Lonnie Edwards Texas Tech

OL - Luke Joeckel Texas A&M

DEFENSE

DL - Brad Madison Missouri

DL - Ronnell Lewis Oklahoma

DL - Kheeston Randall Texas

DL - Frank Alexander Oklahoma

LB - Travis Lewis Oklahoma

LB - Jake Knott Iowa State

LB - Keenan Robinson Texas

DB - Coryell Judie Texas A&M

DB - Markelle Martin Oklahoma State

DB - Blake Gideon Texas

DB - Demontre Hurst Oklahoma

SPECIAL TEAMS

K - Grant Ressel Missouri

P - Quinn Sharp Oklahoma State

KR - Coryell Judie Texas A&M

PR - Ryan Broyles Oklahoma