The best in the business. Bob Stoops named #Big12FB Coach of the Year for the sixth time in his career.
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) December 7, 2016
The Big XII Conference released the 2016 All-Conference Football awards on Wednesday afternoon. Voted on by the league’s to head coaches, one action was not permitted — a head coach could not vote for their own player or players. With that said, several Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys made the list.
Dede Westbrook claimed the title of Big XII Offensive Player of the Year marking the second consecutive year a Sooner has won the award. Throughout the course of the season, Westbrook showcased a set of skills earning a total of 74 receptions to go along with 1,465 yard and 16 touchdowns. However, the receiver becomes just the second wideout to do so since the inception of the conference.
Showing signs of promise, Justice Hill laid claim to the Offensive Freshman of the Year. The running back amassed 1,042 yards on 187 rushing attempts crossing the goal line five times. The future is certainly bright for the young Oklahoma State Cowboy on the field.
Orlando Brown earned Offensive Line of the Year honors. The effort marks the first time a sophomore has earned the award in the Big XII.
When it comes to coaching, there was none better than Bob Stoops. Leading the program through a 9-0 conference run, Stoops claimes the title of Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year and sixth time while at Oklahoma.
While the list above mentions individual accolades, it fails to list the Big 12 First and Second Team. With Sooners and Cowboys mentioned throughout, make sure you check out Big 12 Sports for the full lists!