Tuesday, 11 December 2012 17:05

Terrance Williams, Tavon Austin named first team All-Americans

Written by Jay Beck
Terrance Williams makes it two straight seasons Baylor had had a first teamm All-American on offense. Terrance Williams makes it two straight seasons Baylor had had a first teamm All-American on offense. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Associated Press released their All-American teams on Tuesday and the Big 12 landed nine players overall on the three teams.

Terrance Williams and Tavon Austin were the conferences two first team players.  Williams led the Big 12 in receiving with 147 yards per game while Austin led the conference in all-purpose yards averaging 230 yards per game.

Kansas State's Collin Klein who finished third in the Heisman trophy voting, was the second team quarterback.  That's impressive to say the least - and well deserved - considering some of the candidates who put up some gaudy numbers this season.

The Wildcats Arthur Brown also received second team recognition joining Oklahoma safety Tony Jefferson (second team) and safety Ty Zimmerman of Kansas State (third team) as the Big 12's only defensive players recognized.

Here's a look at all the Big 12 players who made the cut along with a link to all three teams from the AP.

First Team  School  Pos.
Terrance Williams Baylor WR
Tavon Austin West Virginia All-purpose
Second Team
Collin Klein Kansas State QB
Cyril Richardson Baylor OG
Stedman Bailey West Virginia WR
Arthur Brown Kansas State LB
Tony Jefferson Oklahoma S
Third Team
Jason Verrrett TCU CB
Ty Zimmerman Kansas State S


The SEC led all conferences with nine first team selections, followed by the Pac-12 with six.  The Big Ten, ACC, and Big 12 each had two first team players.

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