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Baker Mayfield, Malik Jefferson earn Big 12 preseason honors

With Big 12 media days less than a week away, the conference has released its preseason All-Big 12 team as well as the winners of its top preseason honors.

To nobody's surprise, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was named the Big 12's preseason Offensive Player of the Year by a vote of conference media members. The league's preseason Defensive Player of the Year honor went to Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson after his impressive freshman season.

The Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, an award that requires quite a bit of projecting, was won by an intriguing candidate: TCU quarterback Kenny Hill. The Texas A&M transfer has not been named the Horned Frogs' starting QB yet and is still battling with Foster Sawyer.

Here's the preseason media All-Big 12 team. Not too many surprises here, other than that a grand total of seven defensive linemen ended up earning first-team honors thanks to a tie in the vote. That has to be a record. Oklahoma led all teams with nine All-Big 12 selections.

The Big 12 will release the results of its preseason media poll Thursday morning, so watch out for that.

Preseason All-Big 12 Offense

QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

RB Mike Warren, Iowa State

RB Samaje Perine, Oklahoma

FB Winston Dimel, Kansas State

WR KD Cannon, Baylor

WR Allen Lazard, Iowa State

WR James Washington, Oklahoma State

TE Mark Andrews, Oklahoma

OL Kyle Fuller, Baylor

OL Orlando Brown, Oklahoma

OL Patrick Vahe, Texas

OL Connor Williams, Texas

OL Tyler Orlosky, West Virginia

K Clayton Hatfield, Texas Tech

KR/PR KaVontae Turpin, TCU

Preseason All-Big 12 Defense

DL Will Geary, Kansas State

DL Jordan Willis, Kansas State

DL Charles Walker, Oklahoma

DL Vincent Taylor, Oklahoma State

DL Josh Carraway, TCU

DL James McFarland, TCU

DL Noble Nwachukwu, West Virginia

LB Elijah Lee, Kansas State

LB Jordan Evans, Oklahoma

LB Malik Jefferson, Texas

DB Dante Barnett, Kansas State

DB Steven Parker, Oklahoma

DB Jordan Thomas, Oklahoma

DB Jordan Sterns, Oklahoma State

DB Davante Davis, Texas

P Austin Seibert, Oklahoma

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