In a step that brings us just a little bit closer to the start of the college football season, the Big 12 Preseason team was released on Tuesday and, as usual, Oklahoma was well represented. A conference-best six players from OU were named to the 2019 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team, as voted by media.
Oklahoma’s six overall selections are more than any other school, with Iowa State, TCU and Texas, checking in at four players each. Speaking of four players, OU’s four offensive players are also more than any other school.
Junior linebacker Kenneth Murray was selected as the Preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and quarterback Jalen Hurts was voted as the Preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.
Murray, junior wide receiver and punt returner CeeDee Lamb, junior tight end Grant Calcaterra, sophomore running back Kennedy Brooks and sophomore offensive lineman Creed Humphrey were among the 28 players to earn preseason all-conference recognition by position.
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