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.
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
K — Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State
P — Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State
KR — Tyler Lockett, Kansas State
PR — Tavon Austin, West Virginia