IRVING, Texas -- Colt McCoy (Texas) was named Preseason Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, Reggie Smith (Oklahoma) was selected Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and Sam Keller (Nebraska) was chosen Preseason Newcomer of the Year in a Big 12 Conference media poll.
McCoy was the 2006 AT&T Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year. The 6-3, 205 quarterback finished first in the league in pass efficiency last year at 161.8, which ranked eighth nationally. He completed 217 of 318 pass attempts for 2,570 yards with 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Smith was an All-Big 12 Second Team selection last season. The 6-1, 197 junior defensive back made 41 tackles, including 30 solo stops in 2006. He also had three interceptions, eight pass break-ups and recovered a fumble. In addition, Smith returned 37 punts for 287 yards and a touchdown.
Keller has one season of eligibility with the Huskers after transferring from Arizona State. The 6-4, 230 signal caller threw for more than 3,000 yards and 26 touchdowns in 19 games between 2003 and 2005.
2007 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team (Media Vote)
Offensive Player of the Year: Colt McCoy, Texas (QB, 6-3, 205, So/1L, Tuscola, Texas)
Defensive Player of the Year: Reggie Smith, Oklahoma (DB, 6-1, 197, Jr/2L, Edmond, Okla.)
Newcomer of the Year: Sam Keller, Nebraska (QB, 6-4, 230, Sr/TR, Danville, Calif.)
Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl/Exp Hometown
WR Adarius Bowman Oklahoma State 6-4 220 Sr/1L Chattanooga, Tenn.
TE Martin Rucker Missouri 6-6 255 Sr/3L St. Joseph, Mo.
OL Tony Hills Texas 6-6 305 Sr/3L Houston, Texas
OL Duke Robinson Oklahoma 6-5 330 Jr/2L Atlanta, Ga.
C Cody Wallace Texas A&M 6-4 294 Sr/2L Cuero, Texas
OL Matt Slauson Nebraska 6-5 335 Jr/2L Colorado Springs, Colo.
OL Anthony Collins Kansas 6-5 310 Jr/2L Beaumont, Texas
WR Limas Sweed Texas 6-5 219 Sr/3L Brenham, Texas
QB Colt McCoy Texas 6-3 205 So/1L Tuscola, Texas
RB Jamaal Charles Texas 6-1 200 Jr/2L Port Arthur, Texas
RB Mike Goodson Texas A&M 6-0 197 So/1L Klein, Texas
PK Garrett Hartley Oklahoma 5-9 198 Sr/3L Southlake, Texas
KR Perrish Cox Oklahoma State 6-1 185 So/1L Waco, Texas
DL Ian Campbell Kansas State 6-5 242 Jr/2L Cimarron, Kan.
DL Frank Okam Texas 6-5 320 Sr/3L Dallas, Texas
DL Chris Harrington Texas A&M 6-5 265 Sr/3L Houston, Texas
DL James McClinton Kansas 6-1 285 Sr/2L Garland, Texas
DL Derek Lokey Texas 6-2 280 Sr/3L Denton, Texas
LB Bo Ruud Nebraska 6-3 235 Sr/3L Lincoln, Neb.
LB Alvin Bowen Iowa State 6-2 216 Sr/2L East Orange, N.J.
LB Jordon Dizon Colorado 6-0 225 Sr/3L Kauai, Hawai'i
DB Reggie Smith Oklahoma 6-1 197 Jr/2L Edmond, Okla.
DB Aqib Talib Kansas 6-1 205 Jr/2L Richardson, Texas
DB Marcus Watts Kansas State 6-1 189 Sr/3L Hays, Kan.
DB Marcus Griffin Texas 6-0 202 Sr/3L Austin, Texas
P Matt Fodge Oklahoma State 6-1 195 Jr/2L Garland, Texas
PR Reggie Smith Oklahoma 6-1 197 Jr/2L Edmond, Okla.