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.