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SECOND TEAM TOM WORT OKLAHOMA JUNIOR
LB JAKE KNOTT IOWA STATE SENIOR
Knott had 115 or more tackles in each of the last two seasons while serving as a co-captain both years. He had two interceptions and a fumble recovery in addition to a team-best four forced fumbles in 2011.
SECOND TEAM COREY NELSON OKLAHOMA JUNIOR
LB A.J. KLEIN IOWA STATE SENIOR
The Big 12's leading returning tackler had 116 last season, one more than teammate Knott, and finished the year with two sacks and an interception. Klein was the 2011 Big 12 Co--Defensive Player of the Year.
SECOND TEAM KENNY CAIN TCU SENIOR
CB CARRINGTON BYNDOM TEXAS JUNIOR
Stepping into a starting role last season, the former high school track standout (sprints, long jump and triple jump) was the team's defensive player of the week four times in 2011.
SECOND TEAM NIGEL MALONE KANSAS STATE SENIOR