Kansas State led all Big 12 schools with five players selected to the 2013 Preseason All-Conference Football Team. The team was voted on by members of the media who regularly cover the Big 12 and its member schools.
In addition to the anticipated top 13 offensive players and 13 defensive players, the media also named Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, TCU’s Devonte Fields Defensive Player of the Year and running back Charles Sims, a West Virginia transferee from the University of Houston, as Newcomer of the Year.
Seastrunk, who transferred to Baylor from the University of Oregon, averaged 138.5 yards per game over his final six games in 2012 and t0taled 1,012 yards rushing and seven touchdowns for the season. He was the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year following last season.
Fields, a defensive end, was the 2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, and was the only player on the 2013 Preseason All-Big 12 team to appear on every ballot.
Sims was an all-conference first team selection in 2011 in Conference USA and was named to the second team in 2012. Last season at Houston, he gained over 800 yards on the ground and caught 37 passes for over 300 more yards. He graduated at Houston, but still has a year of eligibility remain9ing. He will play as a graduate student this season.
Kansas State’s five selections included three on offense and two on defense, followed by Texas, Texas Tech and TCU, each with four players named to the team. Oklahoma State and Baylor both had three players named.
2013 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team
Offensive Player of the Year – Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, RB
Defensive Player of the Year – Devonte Fields, TCU, DE
Newcomer of the Year – Charles Sims, West Virginia, RB
WR Josh Stewart, Junior, Oklahoma State
TE Jace Amaro, Junior, Texas Tech
OL Cyril Richardson, Senior, Baylor
OL Cornelius Lucas, Senior, Kansas State
C Gabe Ikard, Senior, Oklahoma
OL Trey Hopkins, Senior, Texas
OL Le’Raven Clark, Sophomore, Texas Tech
WR Eric Ward, Senior, Texas Tech
QB Casey Pachall, Senior, TCU
RB Lache Seastrunk, Junior, Baylor
RB John Hubert, Senior, Kansas State
PK Jaden Oberkrom, Sophomore, TCU
KR Tyler Lockett, Junior, Kansas State
DL Devonte Fields, Sophomore, TCU
DL Calvin Barnett, Senior, Oklahoma State
DL Jackson Jeffcoat, Senior, Texas
DL Kerry Hyder, Senior, Texas Tech
LB Bryce Hager, Junior, Baylor
LB Jordan Hicks, Junior, Texas
LB Shaun Lewis, Senior, Oklahoma State
DB Ty Zimmerman, Senior, Kansas State
DB Jason Vernett, Senior, TCU
DB Aaron Colvin, Senior, Oklahoma
DB Quandre Diggs, Junior, Texas
P Kirby Van Der Kamp, Senior, Iowa State
PR Tramaine Thompson, Senior, Kansas State,