The pre-season accolades continue to roll in for offensive lineman Orlando Brown. A surprise signee with the Oklahoma Sooners, the Duluth, Georgia native quickly earned a starting role in Lincoln Riley’s offense. Finding success on the field, the 6-8 345-pound lineman earned Freshman All-American status in 2015. Following the freshman campaign, Brown was tabbed a Second Team All-American in 2016.
The now junior is once again being mentioned on All-American lists from numerous outlets. Tabbing the big man as a First Team All-American, the AP has released their All-American Team just ahead of kickoff.
Joining Brown on the list are two other Big 12 Conference members — Connor Williams of the Texas Longhorns (First Team) and James Washington of the Oklahoma State Cowboys (First Team). While the conference may only have three on the list, the B12 holds down both First Team offensive tackle positions.
Just as Orlando Brown continues to be a staple for the Sooners, Washington continues to see his name appear left and right with pre-season accolades. Regarded as the best receiver in the conference, others have begun taking notice. Eclipsing the 1,000 yard mark in each of the past two years, expectations for the receiver remain high once again.
With a pro-style quarterback like Mason Rudolph standing in the pocket hurling the ball to Washington, the senior should produce his best statistical season to date. He’ll certainly challenge every secondary to find a way to contain his skills and speed.