Junior Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk (No. 25 on right) has been named the 2013 Preseason Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. Seastrunk gained over 1,000 yards rushing and scored seven touchdowns for the Bears in 2012.

Kansas State Places Five On Preseason All-Big 12 Team

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,



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