The Big 12 announced its all-conference team, as voted on by league coaches, today. Seven Kansas State players were honored, with William Powell leading the way as the first-team kick returner.
Daniel Thomas, Zach Kendall and Ty Zimmerman (who was named Big 12 defensive freshman of the year) made the second team. Josh Cherry, Stephen Harrison, Aubrey Quarles and Terrance Sweeney were honorable mentions.
But junior cornerback David Garrett, for some reason, did not make the cut. I guess the 11 Big 12 coaches allowed to vote for him weren’t impressed by his team-leading 86 tackles (13 for loss) or nine pass break-ups this season.
Too bad. Garrett has established himself as a consistent force on the Wildcats’ defense, and some consider him to be the best defensive player on the roster. For three members of K-State’s secondary to be honored, and one of them not to be Garrett, seems crazy.