Preseason All-Big 12 Team Is Loaded With Texas High School Football Talent

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The Big 12 Conference announced their 2017 Preseason All-Big 12 Football team and individual accolades as chosen by media that cover the league on Wednesday.

Among those selected, a total of 14 seniors, 12 juniors and three sophomores compose the honorees and as well as a slew of former Texas high school football players.

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The University of Oklahoma accounts for 5 selections which is tied for the highest total from any team and they include names such as former Lake Travis quarterback Baker Mayfield, linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (Alief Taylor) and defensive back Jordan Thomas (Klein).

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The University of Texas had five representatives as well and they include linebacker Malik Jefferson (Mesquite Poteet), defensive lineman Poona Ford, defensive lineman Malcolm Roach, offensive lineman Connor Williams (Coppell) and punter Michael Dickson.

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TCU has four representatives with offensive lineman Austin Schlottmann (Brenham), kick returner KaVontae Turpin, linebacker Travin Howard (Longview) and defensive back Nick Orr (DeSoto).

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Wide receiver Keke Coutee (Lufkin) and place kicker Clayton Hatfield (Boerne) from Texas Tech were selected as well as Baylor defensive lineman K.J. Smith (Frisco Centennial).

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Oklahoma State standout wide receiver and unanimous selection James Washington (Stamford) and his teammate offensive lineman Zach Crabtree (Mansfield)  made the team for the Cowboys.

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Kansas defensive lineman Dorance Armstrong Jr. (Galena Park North Shore) round out the list of former Texas high school football players selected to the team and was the lone unanimous selection on defense.

The Big 12 media preseason poll will be released Thursday and is to be followed by the Big 12 Media Day July 17-18 in Frisco, Texas.

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