2023 All-Big 12 College Football Preseason Team and Individual Honors

The Preseason 2023 All-Big 12 College Football Honors are a star-studded cast of old rivals, new foes, and talented players at every position.

At the forefront of the college football expansion, the Big 12 ushers in a slew of new teams this year and will add more next fall. Looking at the Preseason 2023 All-Big 12 College Football honors sheds light on who Big 12 and should get to know this fall.

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Preseason Big 12 Football Team Honors for 2023

  • Player of the Year
    Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas
  • Offensive Player of the Year
    Jalon Daniels, QB, Kansas
  • Defensive Player of the Year
    Danny Stutsman, LB, Oklahoma
  • Newcomer of the Year
    Daniel Grzesiak, EDGE, Cincinnati
  • Coach of the Year
    Joey McGuire, Texas Tech

Preseason Big 12 Offense

  • Quarterback of the Year
    Jalon Daniels, Kansas
  • Running Back of the Year
    Treshaun Ward, Kansas State
  • Wide Receiver of the Year
    Xavier Worthy, Texas
  • Tight End of the Year
    Ja’Tavion Sanders, Texas
  • Offensive Lineman of the Year
    Cooper Beebe, G, Kansas State
  • Offensive Line of the Year
  • Offensive Newcomer of the Year
    Treshaun Ward, RB, Kansas State

Preseason First-Team All-Big 12 Offense

QB: Jalon Daniels, Kansas
RB: Treshaun Ward, Kansas State
RB: Jonathon Brooks, Texas
WR: Xavier Worthy, Texas
WR: Jerand Bradley, Texas Tech
WR: Matthew Golden, Houston
TE: Ja’Tavion Sanders, Texas
FLEX: Phillip Brooks, Kansas State
OT: Patrick Paul, Houston
G: Cooper Beebe, Kansas State
C: Zach Frazier, West Virginia
G: Clark Barrington, Baylor
OT: Kingsley Suamataia, BYU

Preseason Second-Team All-Big 12 Offense

QB: Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma
RB: Aidan Robbins, BYU
RB: Devin Neal, Kansas
WR: AD Mitchell, Texas
WR: Jayden Higgins, Iowa State
WR: Javon Baker, UCF
TE: Isaac Rex, BYU
FLEX: CJ Donaldson, West Virginia
OT: Kelvin Banks Jr., Texas
G: Doug Nester, West Virginia
C: Rusty Staats, Texas Tech
G: McKade Mettauer, Oklahoma
OT: Brandon Coleman, TCU

Preseason Third-Team All-Big 12 Offense

QB: Quinn Ewers, Texas
RB: Gavin Sawchuk, Oklahoma
RB: Richard Reese, Baylor
WR: Drae McCray, Texas Tech
WR: Kody Epps, BYU
WR: Brennan Pressley, Oklahoma State
TE: Ben Sinnott, Kansas State
FLEX: Keanu Hill, BYU
OT: Christian Duffie, Kansas State
G: Connor Pay, BYU
C: Andrew Raym, Oklahoma
G: Dominick Puni, Kansas
OT: Wyatt Milum, West Virginia

Preseason Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Offense

QB: Will Howard, Kansas State
RB: Jirehl Brock, Iowa State
RB: Emani Bailey, TCU
RB: Ollie Gordon II, Oklahoma State
WR: Devin Carter, West Virginia
WR: Isaiah Neyor, Texas
WR: Myles Price, Texas Tech
WR: Lawrence Arnold, Kansas
WR: Jalil Farooq, Oklahoma
WR: Monaray Baldwin, Baylor
TE: Austin Stogner, Oklahoma
FLEX: RJ Harvey, UCF
OT: Caleb Etienne, BYU
OT: Andrew Coker, TCU
G: Hayden Conner, Texas
G: Tyler Johnson, Houston
C: Mike Novitsky, Kansas
C: Jack Freeman, Houston
G: Lokahi Pauole, UCF
G: Cole Hutson, Texas
OT: Gavin Byers, Baylor
OT: Christian Jones, Texas
OT: Campbell Barrington, Baylor

Preseason Big 12 Defense

  • Defensive Lineman of the Year
    Jaylon Hutchings, DT, Texas Tech
  • Linebacker of the Year
    Jaylan Ford, Texas
  • Cornerback of the Year
    Josh Newton, TCU
  • Safety of the Year
    Kenny Logan Jr., Kansas
  • Defensive Line of the Year
  • Secondary of the Year
  • Defensive Newcomer of the Year
    Daniel Grzesiak, EDGE, Cincinnati

Preseason First-Team All-Big 12 Defense

EDGE: Daniel Grzesiak, Cincinnati
EDGE: Nelson Ceaser, Houston
DT: Jaylon Hutchings, Texas Tech
DT: Byron Murphy II, Texas
LB: Danny Stutsman, Oklahoma
LB: Jaylan Ford, Texas
LB: Lee Kpogba, West Virginia
CB: Josh Newton, TCU
CB: Cobee Bryant, Kansas
CB: T.J. Tampa, Iowa State
S: Kenny Logan Jr., Kansas
S: Dadrion Taylor-Demerson, Texas Tech
FLEX: Craig Young, Kansas

Preseason Second-Team All-Big 12 Defense

EDGE: Barryn Sorrell, Texas
EDGE: Rondell Bothroyd, Oklahoma
DT: Dontay Corleone, Cincinnati
DT: Tony Bradford Jr., Texas Tech
LB: Austin Moore, Kansas State
LB: Ben Bywater, BYU
LB: Khalid Duke, Kansas State
CB: Mello Dotson, Kansas
CB: Bud Clark, TCU
CB: Jahdae Barron, Texas
S: Kendall Daniels, Oklahoma State
S: Jalen Catalon, Texas
FLEX: Tyler Batty, BYU

Preseason Third-Team All-Big 12 Defense

EDGE: Ethan Downs, Oklahoma
EDGE: Collin Oliver, Oklahoma State
DT: Damonic Williams, TCU
DT: T’Vondre Sweat, Texas
LB: Jason Johnson, UCF
LB: Deshawn Pace, Cincinnati
LB: Matt Jones, Baylor
CB: Ryan Watts, Texas
CB: Jakob Robinson, BYU
CB: Decorian Patterson, UCF
S: Mark Perry, TCU
S: Adari Haulcy, Houston
FLEX: Malik Dunlap, Texas Tech

Preseason Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Defense

EDGE: Brendan Mott, Kansas State
EDGE: Garmon Randolph, Baylor
EDGE: Trace Ford, Oklahoma
DT: Gabe Hall, Baylor
DT: Chidozie Nwankwo, Houston
DT: Isaiah Lee, Iowa State
LB: Jaren Kanak, Oklahoma
LB: Johnny Hodges, TCU
LB: Jamoi Hodge, TCU
LB: Jesiah Pierre, Texas Tech
LB: Gerry Vaughn, Iowa State
LB: Max Tooley, BYU
CB: Montre Miller, West Virginia
CB: Woodi Washington, Oklahoma
CB: Eddie Heckard, BYU
S: Devin Lemear, Baylor
S: Kobe Savage, Kansas State
S: Aubrey Burks, West Virginia
S: Billy Bowman, Oklahoma
FLEX: Dasan McCullough, Oklahoma

Preseason Big 12 Special Teams

  • Kicker of the Year
    Griffin Kell, TCU
  • Punter of the Year
    Mason Fletcher, Cincinnati
  • Specialist of the Year
    Phillips Brooks, Kansas State

Preseason First-Team All-Big 12 Specialists

Kicker: Griffin Kell, TCU
Kickoff Specialist: Zach Schmit, Oklahoma
Punter: Mason Fletcher, Cincinnati
Kick Returner: Keilan Robinson, Texas
Punt Returner: Phillip Brooks, Kansas State
Special Teamer: Hershey McLaurin, West Virginia

Preseason Second-Team All-Big 12 Specialists

Kicker: Colton Boomer, UCF
Kickoff Specialist: Will Stone, Texas
Punter: Austin McNamara, Texas Tech
Kick Returner: Hobbs Nyberg, BYU
Punt Returner: Xavier Townsend, UCF
Special Teamer: Nickolas Martin, Oklahoma State

Preseason Third-Team All-Big 12 Specialists

Kicker: Bert Auburn, Texas
Kickoff Specialist: Logan Ward, Oklahoma State
Punter: Luke Elzinga, Oklahoma
Kick Returner: Ja’Shaun Poke, West Virginia
Punt Returner: Xavier Worthy, Texas
Special Teamer: Nikai Martinez, UCF

Preseason Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Specialists

Kicker: Seth Keller, Kansas
Kickoff Specialist: Keegan Shackford, Iowa State
Punter: Tyler Perkins, Iowa State
Kick Returner: Jaylin Noel, Iowa State
Punt Returner: Hobbs Nyberg, BYU
Special Teamer: Trimarcus Cheeks, Houston

Congratulations to all those players selected. For any questions regarding these selections or the process behind them, feel free to email them to me or ask on Twitter (@CamMellor).