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Three Wildcats, OSU’s Joseph Randle on preseason All-Big 12 team

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 1:45 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 2:32 p.m.


Kansas State had three players selected to the Big 12 Conference’s preseason football team, released Wednesday.

Linebacker Arthur Brown, defensive back Nigel Malone and kick returner Tyler Lockett were the selections. Brown, from Wichita, was the Big 12 defensive newcomer of the year last fall.

Wichita native Joseph Randle, an Oklahoma State junior, was one of two running backs selected.

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith was the preseason offensive player of the year. Texas defensive end Alex Okafor was the defensive pick, and Oklahoma receiver Trey Metoyer was the newcomer selection.

The team:


C — Ben Habern, Oklahoma

OL — Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

OL — Cyril Richardson, Baylor

OL — Lane Taylor, Oklahoma State

OL — LaAdrian Waddle, Texas Tech

WR — Tavon Austin, West Virginia

WR — Kenny Stills, Oklahoma

TE — Jordan Najvar, Baylor

QB — Geno Smith, West Virginia

RB — Malcom Brown, Texas

RB — Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State


DL — Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas

DL — Jamarkus McFarland, Oklahoma

DL — Stansly Maponga, TCU

DL — Alex Okafor, Texas

LB — Arthur Brown, Kansas State

LB — A.J. Klein, Iowa State

LB — Jake Knott, Iowa State

DB — Brodrick Brown, Oklahoma State

DB — Nigel Malone, Kansas State

DB — Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma

DB — Kenny Vaccaro, Texas

Special teams

K — Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State

P — Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State

KR — Tyler Lockett, Kansas State

PR — Tavon Austin, West Virginia

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