Nebraska's Prince Amukamara, Taylor Martinez, Lavonte David Capture Big 12 Honors

The 2010 All-Big 12 football honors were announced today, with Husker cornerback Prince Amukamara garnering Defensive Player of the Year, quarterback Taylor Martinez getting Offensive Freshman of the Year, and linebacker Lavonte David getting Newcomer of the Year.

It's the second year in a row that a Blackshirt has won Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as last year's award went to Ndamukong Suh.

Ricky Henry was the only First Team selection for the Husker offense, while Pierre Allen, Jared Crick, Lavonte David, Eric Hagg were selections from the defense.

Second team Nebraska players include running back Roy Helu Jr, wide receiver and returner Niles Paul, kicker/punter Alex Henery, defensive end Cameron Meredith and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard.

A couple of surprises - first of all, it's nice to see Cameron Meredith get selected on second team as a sophomore, second - it's shocking that Alex Henery isn't first team, but Dan Bailey from Oklahoma State is first team and he is one of the Lou Groza Award finalists. I suspect that if someone took the time to look at stats for both players there might be an explanation (or not).

Honor Awardee
Coach of the Year Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State (6th year)
Offensive Lineman of the Year Nate Solder, Colorado, OT, Sr., Buena Vista, Colo.
Defensive Lineman of the Year Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma, DE, Sr., Carrollton, Texas
Offensive Freshman of the Year Taylor Martinez, Nebraska, QB, Fr., Corona, Calif.
Co-Defensive Freshman of the Year Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma, DB, Fr., Chula Vista, Calif.
Shaun Lewis, Oklahoma State, LB, Fr., Missouri City, Texas  
Special Teams Player of the Year Dan Bailey, Oklahoma State, P/K, Sr., Mustang, Okla.
Newcomer of the Year Lavonte David, Nebraska, LB, Jr, Miami, Fla.
Defensive Player of the Year Prince Amukamara, Nebraska, CB, Sr., Glendale, Ariz.
Offensive Player of the Year Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State, WR, So., Ardmore, Okla.

2010 All-Big 12 Football First Team – Offense        
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
QB Brandon Weeden Oklahoma State Jr. Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe
RB Kendall Hunter** Oklahoma State Sr. Tyler, Texas/John Tyler
RB DeMarco Murray Oklahoma Sr. Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman
FB Bryant Ward # Oklahoma State Sr. Stillwater, Okla./Stillwater
WR Ryan Broyles** Oklahoma Jr. Norman, Okla./Norman
WR Justin Blackmon** Oklahoma State So. Ardmore, Okla./Plainview
WR Jeff Fuller Texas A&M Jr. McKinney, Texas/Boyd
TE Michael Egnew Missouri Jr. Plainview, Texas/Plainview
OL Nate Solder # Colorado Sr. Buena Vista, Colo./Buena Vista
OL Tim Barnes Missouri Sr. Longwood, Mo./Pettis County Northwest
OL Levy Adcock Oklahoma State Jr. Claremore, Okla./NEO A&M JC
OL Ricky Henry Nebraska Sr. Omaha, Neb./Burke/North Dakota State College of Science
OL Eric Mensik Oklahoma Sr. Rosenburg, Texas/Terry
PK Dan Bailey Oklahoma State Sr. Mustang, Okla./Southwest Covenant
KR/PR William Powell Kansas State Sr. Duncanville, Texas/Navarro College
2010 All-Big 12 Football First Team – Defense        
DL Jeremy Beal Oklahoma Sr. Carrollton, Texas/Creekview
DL Sam Acho Texas Sr. Dallas, Texas/St. Mark’s
DL Pierre Allen Nebraska Sr. Denver, Colo./Thomas Jefferson
DL Aldon Smith Missouri So. Raytown, Mo./Raytown
DL Jared Crick # Nebraska Jr. Cozad, Neb./Cozad
LB Von Miller # Texas A&M Sr. DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto
LB Lavonte David Nebraska Jr. Miami, Fla./Northwestern/Fort Scott CC
LB Orie Lemon Oklahoma State Sr. Houston, Texas/Yates
DB Quinton Carter Oklahoma Sr. Las Vegas, Nev./Cheyenne
DB Jimmy Smith Colorado Sr. Colton, Calif./Colton
DB Eric Hagg Nebraska Sr. Peoria, Ariz./Ironwood
DB Prince Amukamara # Nebraska Sr. Glendale, Ariz./Apollo
DB Andrew McGee Oklahoma State Sr. Magee, Miss./Magee/Copiah-Lincoln CC
P Quinn Sharp Oklahoma State So. Mansfield, Texas/Summit
# - Repeat first team selection from last season.        
**Unanimous Selection      

2010 All-Big 12 Football Second Team – Offense        
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
QB Robert Griffin III Baylor So. Copperas Cove, Texas/Copperas Cove
RB Roy Helu Jr. ^ Nebraska Sr. Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley
RB Daniel Thomas Kansas State Sr. Hilliard, Fla./NW Mississippi CC
FB Trey Millard Oklahoma Fr. Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge
WR Kendall Wright Baylor Jr. Pittsburg, Texas/Pittsburg
WR Niles Paul Nebraska Sr. Omaha, Neb./North
WR T.J. Moe Missouri So. O’Fallon, Mo./Fort Zumwalt West
TE Collin Franklin Iowa State Sr. Simi Valley, Calif./Simi Valley/College of the Canyons CC
OL Zach Kendall Kansas State Sr. Peculiar, Mo./Harrisonville
OL Danny Watkins Baylor Sr. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada/Butte (Calif.) College
OL Matt Allen Texas A&M Sr. Spring, Texas/LSU
OL Lonnie Edwards Texas Tech Jr. Brownsboro, Texas/Brownsboro
OL Ben Lamaak Iowa State Sr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy
PK Alex Henery ^ Nebraska Sr. Omaha, Neb./Burke
KR/PR Niles Paul Nebraska Sr. Omaha, Neb./North
2010 All-Big 12 Football Second Team – Defense        
DL Colby Whitlock Texas Tech Sr. Noble, Okla./Noble
DL Phil Taylor Baylor Sr. Clinton, Md./Gwynn Park/Penn State
DL Ugo Chinasa Oklahoma State Sr. Richardson, Texas/Berkner
DL Jacquies Smith Missouri Jr. Dallas, Texas/South Oak Cliff
DL Cameron Meredith Nebraska So. Huntington Beach, Calif./Mater Dei
LB Travis Lewis Oklahoma Jr. San Antonio, Texas/Robert E. Lee
LB Jake Knott Iowa State So. Waukee, Iowa/Waukee
LB Emmanuel Acho Texas Jr. Dallas, Texas/St. Mark’s
DB Alfonzo Dennard Nebraska Jr. Rochelle, Ga./Wilcox County
DB Aaron Williams Texas Jr. Round Rock, Texas/McNeil
DB Leonard Johnson Iowa State Jr. Clearwater, Fla./Largo
DB Coryell Judie Texas A&M Jr. Marlin, Texas/Fort Scott CC
DB Ty Zimmerman Kansas State Fr. Junction City, Kan./Junction City
DB Curtis Brown Texas Sr. Gilmer, Texas/Gilmer
P Alex Henery Nebraska Sr. Omaha, Neb./Burke
^ - Repeat second team selection from last season.      

2010 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention  
Baylor: Philip Blake, OL; Art Briles, Coach of the Yr.; Derek Epperson, P; Robert Griffin III, Off. Ply. of the Yr.; Jay Finley, RB; Antonio Johnson, LB; Aaron Jones, PK; Byron Landor, DB.
Colorado: B.J. Beatty, LB; Jalil Brown, DB; Ryan Deehan, TE; Josh Hartigan, DL; Scotty McKnight, WR; Ryan Miller, OL; Will Pericak, DL; Paul Richardson, Off. Fr. of the Yr.
Iowa State: Kirby Van Der Kamp, P & Def. Fr. of the Yr.; A.J. Klein, LB; Jake Knott, Def. Ply. of the Yr.; Jake Lattimer, DL; Kelechi Osemele, OL; Paul Rhoads, Coach of the Yr.; David Sims, DB
Kansas: DJ Beshears, P/KR; Jake Laptad, DL; Alonso Rojas, P.
Kansas State: Josh Cherry, PK; Stephen Harrison, DB; Aubrey Quarles, WR; Terrance Sweeney, DB; Ty Zimmerman, Def. Fr. of the Yr.
Missouri: Tim Barnes, Off. Lmn. of the Yr.; Elvis Fisher, OL; Blaine Gabbert, QB; Andrew Gachkar, LB & Def. Ply. of the Yr.; Zaviar Gooden, LB; Jarrell Harrison, DB; Dan Hoch, OL; Brad Madison, DL; Gary Pinkel, Coach of the Yr.; Grant Ressel, PK & Sp. Tms. Ply. of the Yr.; Terrell Resonno, DL; Kevin Rutland, DB; Jacquies Smith, Def. Lmn. of the Yr.; Austin Wuebbels, OL.
Nebraska: Rex Burkhead, RB; Mike Caputo, OL & Off. Lmn. of the Yr.; Jared Crick, Def. Lmn. of the Yr.; DeJon Gomes, DB; Alex Henery, Sp. Tms. Ply. of the Yr.; Ricky Henry, Off. Lmn. of the Yr.; Taylor Martinez, QB; Baker Steinkuhler, DL; Keith Williams, OL.
Oklahoma: Jeremy Beal, Def. Ply. of the Yr.; Ryan Broyles, Off. Ply. of the Yr.; Landry Jones, QB; Jamell Fleming, DB; Tony Jefferson, Def. Fr. of the Yr.; Jonathan Nelson, DB; Kenny Stills, WR & Off. Fr. of the Yr.; Bob Stoops, Coach of the Yr.; Tress Way, P;
Oklahoma State: Levy Adcock, Off. Lmn. of the Yr.; Grant Garner, OL; Shaun Lewis, Def. Fr. of the Yr.; Joseph Randle, Off. Fr. of the Yr.; Quinn Sharp, Sp. Tms. Ply. of the Yr.; Lane Taylor, OL; Johnny Thomas, DB; Brandon Weeden, Off. Ply. of the Yr.
Texas: Sam Acho, Def. Lmn. of the Yr.; Blake Gideon, DB; Jordan Hicks, Def. Fr. of the Yr.; Michael Huey, OL; Jackson Jeffcoat, Def. Fr. of the Yr.; Kheeston Randall, DL; Keenan Robinson, LB.
Texas A&M: Eddie Brown, DL; Randy Bullock, PK; Ryan Epperson, P; Terrence Frederick, DB; Cyrus Gray, RB; Dustin Harris, DB; Michael Hodges, LB; Trent Hunter, DB; Tony Jerod-Eddie, DL; Luke Joeckel, OL & Off. Fr. of the Yr. & Off. Lmn. of the Yr.; Coryell Judie, P/KR & New. of the Yr.; Michael Lamothe, FB; Patrick Lewis, OL; Jake Matthews, OL; Kenric McNeal, P/KR; Von Miller, Def. Ply. of the Yr.; Lucas Patterson, DL; Mike Sherman, Coach of Yr; Ryan Swope, WR; Ryan Tannehill, QB; Brian Thomas, OL; Garrick Williams, LB.
Texas Tech: Baron Batch, RB; Bront Bird, LB; Cody Davis, DB; Brian Duncan, DL; DJ Johnson, DB; Lyle Leong, WR; Detron Lewis, WR; Eric Stephens, P/KR; LaAdrian Waddle, OL; Colby Whitlock, Def. Lmn. of the Yr.
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