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K-State leads preseason all-Big 12 football team with five picks

Kansas State led the Big 12 with five selections to the preseason all-conference football team that was released Wednesday.

Kick returner Tyler Lockett, running back John Hubert, offensive lineman Cornelius Lucas, defensive back Ty Zimmerman and punt returner Tramaine Thompson were the Wildcats chosen to the team, picked by media representatives who cover the Big 12. Kansas had zero selections.

Hubert is also a preseason candidate for the Maxwell Award and Zimmerman is a preseason candidate for the Bednarik and Thorpe awards.

Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk was chosen preseason player of the year on offense, while TCU lineman Devonte Fields was picked as the preseason defensive player of the year. West Virginia running back Charles Sims was chosen preseason newcomer of the year.

The preseason all-Big 12 team:



Casey Pachall, TCU, Sr.


Running backs:

Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, Jr.; John Hubert, Kansas State, Sr.


Wide receivers:

Josh Stewart, Oklahoma State, Jr.; Eric Ward, Texas Tech, Sr.


Tight end:

Jace Amaro, Texas Tech, Jr.


Offensive linemen:

Cyril Richardson, Baylor, Sr.; Cornelius Lucas, Kansas State, Sr.; Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma, Sr.; Trey Hopkins, Texas, Sr.; Le’Raven Clark, Texas Tech, So.


Place kicker:

Jaden Oberkrom, TCU, So.


Kick returner:

Tyler Lockett, Kansas State, Jr.


Defensive linemen:

Devonte Fields, TCU, So.; Calvin Barnett, Oklahoma State, Sr.; Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas, Sr.; Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech, Sr.



Bryce Hager, Baylor, Jr.; Jordan Hicks, Texas, Jr.; Shaun Lewis, Oklahoma State, Sr.


Defensive backs:

Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State, Sr.; Jason Verrett, TCU, Sr.; Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma, Sr.; Quandre Diggs, Texas, Jr.



Kirby Van Der Kamp, Iowa State, Sr.


Punt returner:

Tramaine Thompson, Kansas State, Sr.