MORGANTOWN, W. Va– Still weeks away from the season opener against Virginia Tech, and the Mountaineers are already making headlines. Preseason All-Big 12 teams were announced today and two Mountaineers made the list.
Senior running back Justin Crawford was voted to the All Big 12 preseason team by the league’s media tuesday morning. After earning Big 12 Newcomer of the year, in his first season out of Northwest Mississippi Community College, the 6-0, 202 lb running back from Columbus, GA, returns as the Big 12’s leading rusher from last season with 1,184 and four touchdowns.
Transfer Quarterback Will Grier, is the early favorite amongst the Big 12 media to take home Big 12 Newcomer this season. Grier looks to have the impact now teammate, Crawford had on the Big 12 last season. The Big 12 media recognizes the potential of the new high profiled Mountaineer. Grier in his one season at Florida led the Gators to a 6-0 start while passing for 1,204 yards and ten touchdowns.
The preseason list was also headlined by Big 12 preseason offensive player of the year Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and preseason defensive player of the year Kansas defensive lineman Dorrance Armstrong.
See the rest of the preseason All Big 12 honorees below:
Pos Name School Ht Wt Class Hometown
QB Baker Mayfield 1 Oklahoma 6-1 218 Sr. Austin, Texas
RB Justice Hill 2 Oklahoma State 5-10 185 So. Tulsa, Okla.
RB Justin Crawford 2 West Virginia 6-0 202 Sr. Columbus, Ga.
FB Winston Dimel 1 Kansas State 6-1 235 Jr. Manhattan,Kan.
WR James Washington* 1 Oklahoma State 6-0 205 Sr. Stamford,Texas
WR Allen Lazard 1 Iowa State 6-5 222 Sr. Urbandale,Iowa
WR Keke Coutee 3 Texas Tech 5-11 180 Jr. Lufkin, Texas
TE Mark Andrews 1 Oklahoma 6-5 253 Jr. Scottsdale,Ariz.
OL Orlando Brown* 1 Oklahoma 6-8 360 Jr. Duluth, Ga.
OL Connor Williams 1 Texas 6-6 320 Jr. Coppell, Texas
OL Dalton Risner 1 Kansas State 6-5 300 Jr. Wiggins, Colo.
OL Austin Schlottman 2 TCU 6-6 300 Sr. Brenham,Texas
OL Zach Crabtree 2 Oklahoma State 6-7 310 Sr. Mansfield,Texas
PK Clayton Hatfield Texas Tech 5-10 185 Jr. Boerne, Texas
KR/PR KaVontae Turpin 3 TCU 5-9 153 Jr. Monroe, La.
DL Dorrance Armstrong Jr.* 1 Kansas 6-4 246 Jr. Houston, Texas
DL K.J. Smith 1 Baylor 6-1 260 Sr. Frisco, Texas
DL Reggie Walker Kansas State 6-2 235 So. Ponchatoula,La.
DL Poona Ford 3 Texas 6-0 310 Sr. HiltonHead,S.C.
DL Malcolm Roach 3 Texas 6-3 270 So. Baton Rouge,La.
LB Travin Howard 1 TCU 6-3 213 Sr. Longview,Texas
LB Ogbonnia Okornkwo 2 Oklahoma 6-1 242 Sr. Houston, Texas
LB Malik Jefferson Texas 6-3 240 Jr. Mesquite, Texas
DB D.J. Reed 1 Kansas State 5-9 188 Jr. Bakersfield, Calif.
DB Jordan Thomas 1 Oklahoma 6-0 186 Sr. Klein, Texas
DB Tre Flowers 2 Oklahoma State 6-3 200 Sr. Converse, Texas
DB Kamari Cotton-Moya 2 Iowa State 6-2 198 Sr. Bakersfield, Calif.
DB Nick Orr 2 TCU 6-3 187 Sr. DeSoto, Texas
P Michael Dickson 1 Texas 6-3 205 Jr. Sydney, Australia