AUSTIN (KXAN/AP) - West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith is the Big 12 preseason Offensive Player of the Year, beating out Oklahoma's Landry Jones.
The league on Wednesday released its preseason All-Big 12 teams, selected by media members who cover the conference.
Texas lineman Alex Okafor is the preseason Defensive Player of the Year and is one of three Longhorn defenders selected to the All-League team.
Oklahoma State's Joseph Randle and Texas's Malcolm Brown earned nods at running back, with Oklahoma's Kenny Stills picked at wide receiver.
Iowa State's linebacker duo of Jake Knott and A.J. Klein both made the cut along with Kansas State's Arthur Brown.
Freshman wide receiver Trey Metoyer of Oklahoma is the preseason Newcomer of the Year.
2012 Preseason All-Big 12 Team
Offensive Player of the Year: Geno Smith, West Virginia (QB, 6-3, 214, Sr/3L, Miami, Fla.)
Defensive Player of the Year: Alex Okafor, Texas (DE, 6-4, 260, Sr/3L, Pflugerville, Texas)
Newcomer of the Year: Trey Metoyer, Oklahoma (WR, 6-1, 190, Fr/HS, Whitehouse, Texas)
WR Kenny Stills # Oklahoma 6-1, 189, Jr/2L Encinitas, Calif.
TE Jordan Najvar Baylor 6-6, 260, Jr/1L Spring, Texas
OL Gabe Ikard * Oklahoma 6-4, 295, Jr/2L Oklahoma City, Okla.
OL Cyril Richardson Baylor 6-5, 335, Jr/2L Fort Worth, Texas
C Ben Habern^ Oklahoma 6-4, 292, Sr/3L Argyle, Texas
OL LaAdrian Waddle # Texas Tech 6-6, 318, Sr/3L Columbus, Texas
OL Lane Taylor Oklahoma State 6-3, 32,8 Sr/3L Arlington, Texas
WR Tavon Austin West Virginia 5-9, 174, Sr/3L Baltimore, Md.
QB Geno Smith West Virginia 6-3, 214, Sr/3L Miami, Fla.
RB Joseph Randle # Oklahoma State 6-1, 200, Jr/2L Wichita, Kan.
RB Malcolm Brown Texas 6-0, 213, So/1L Cibolo, Texas
PK Quinn Sharp * Oklahoma State 6-1, 205, Sr/3L Mansfield, Texas
KR Tyler Lockett # Kansas State 5-11, 175, So/1L Tulsa, Okla.
DL Jackson Jeffcoat # Texas 6-5, 250, Jr/2L Plano, Texas
DL Stansly Maponga TCU 6-2, 265, Jr/2L Carrollton, Texas
DL Alex Okafor * Texas 6-4, 260, Sr/3L Pflugerville, Texas
DL Jamarkus McFarland Oklahoma 6-2, 296, Sr/3L Lufkin, Texas
LB Arthur Brown * Kansas State 6-1, 228, Sr/3L Wichita, Kan.
LB A.J. Klein * Iowa State 6-2, 244, Sr/3L Kimberly, Wis.
LB Jake Knott ^# Iowa State 6-3, 239, Sr/3L Waukee, Iowa
DB Brodrick Brown * Oklahoma State 5-8, 185, Sr/3L Houston, Texas
DB Kenny Vaccaro * Texas 6-1, 21,5 Sr/3L Brownwood, Texas
DB Tony Jefferson Oklahoma 5-10, 199, Jr/2L Chula Vista, Calif.
DB Nigel Malone * Kansas State 5-10, 18,5 Sr/3L Manteca, Calif.
P Quinn Sharp ^* Oklahoma State 6-1, 20,5 Sr/3L Mansfield, Texas
PR Tavon Austin West Virginia 5-9, 174, Sr/3L Baltimore, Md.
^ 2011 Preseason Team
* 2011 All-Big 12 First Team selection
# 2011 All-Big 12 Second Team selection
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