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THE All-BIG 12 Team 2012
August 16, 2012
Before a fast and furious season gets rolling, SI selects the top players in the conference—plus backups—at each position
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August 16, 2012

The All-big 12 Team 2012

Before a fast and furious season gets rolling, SI selects the top players in the conference—plus backups—at each position

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It took longer than expected for the former Parade All-America to establish himself as a consistent force in the middle, but he had his best game (five tackles, including two for loss) in the Sooners' Insight Bowl win over Iowa.

SECOND TEAM CASEY WALKER OKLAHOMA SENIOR

DL DAVID JOHNSON TCU SOPHOMORE

Coming off a breakout freshman season in which he started the last eight games and had 10 tackles for loss, the 6' 2", 270-pound tackle is aiming to continue the recent trend of elite Horned Frogs pass rushers.

SECOND TEAM ASHTON DORSEY TEXAS JUNIOR

DL ALEX OKAFOR TEXAS SENIOR

The other half of Texas's impressive tandem of outside pass rushers, the 6' 4", 260-pound Okafor had a career-best seven sacks to go along with 17 quarterback pressures and two forced fumbles.

SECOND TEAM JAKE MCDONOUGH IOWA STATE SENIOR

LB ARTHUR BROWN KANSAS STATE SENIOR

In his first year of eligibility since transferring from Miami, Brown emerged as the defensive star of the Wildcats' first 10-win team since 2003. He ranked among the top 10 tacklers in the conference, with 101.

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