2015 Big 12 all-bowl team

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The Big 12 had some memorable bowl performances, and some not-so-memorable ones. Below, we honor the memorable ones with our 2015 Big 12 all-bowl team:


QB: Bram Kohlhausen, TCU. Kohlhausen was simply incredible in his first and only career start while leading TCU to the biggest comeback in bowl history. He accounted for four touchdowns and showed a grit that galvanized the rest of the Horned Frogs to the 47-41 overtime win over Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

RB: Johnny Jefferson, Baylor. Jefferson's 299 rushing yards in the 49-38 win over North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl were the second-most ever in a bowl game. Jefferson also had a 24-yard completion as the Bears featured a lethal often quarterback-less attack.

RB: Aaron Green, TCU. Green flanked Kohlhausen with 157 yards rushing and receiving to help fuel the rally. His 2-yard touchdown plunge pulled TCU to within a single score with 3:32 left in the game.

WR: Daikiel Shorts, West Virginia. Teammate Shelton Gibson gets an honorable-mention nod here with 143 receiving yards and a forced fumble on special teams. But Shorts was equally tremendous with a pair of acrobatic touchdown grabs in West Virginia's 43-42 win over Arizona State in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl.

WR: Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech. Grant did everything he could to keep Tech in the game against LSU in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl, hauling in three touchdown catches. In the 56-27 loss, he also snapped the school's single-season record for all-purpose yards to cap a tremendous college career.

TE: Mark Andrews, Oklahoma. Andrews hauled in an 11-yard touchdown just before halftime of the Capital One Orange Bowl, giving Oklahoma a 17-16 lead. The Sooners lost 37-17, but Andrews was effective through the first half.

OT: Spencer Drango, Baylor. The Bears set an FBS bowl record with 645 rushing yards against North Carolina, and they did it largely without the use of a quarterback. Drango and Baylor's fabulous offensive line completely obliterated North Carolina in the trenches.

OT: Blake Muir, Baylor. See Drango.

OG: Jarell Broxton, Baylor. See Drango.

OG: Desmine Hilliard, Baylor. See Drango.

C: Austin Schlottman, TCU. Schlottman performed admirably in place of injured All-Big 12 center Joey Hunt, especially when compared to Oregon's backup center, who struggled mightily just snapping the ball throughout the night.


DE: Josh Carraway, TCU. Carraway had four tackles, a sack and a quarterback hurry. He finished the season with nine sacks, the most by a TCU defender since Devonte Fields in 2012.

DT: Vincent Taylor, Oklahoma State. There weren't many notable performances from Oklahoma State in its 48-20 loss to Ole Miss in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, but Taylor had a vicious early 9-yard sack of Chad Kelly while the game was still knotted at 0-0.

DT: Davion Pierson, TCU. Pierson finished with five tackles to lead all TCU defensive linemen, as the Horned Frogs stifled Oregon RB Royce Freeman and Ducks ground game in the second half.

DE: Jordan Willis, Kansas State. With the Wildcats missing defensive tackle Will Geary and cornerback Duke Shelley, Willis stepped up with a pair of sacks in the 45-23 loss to Arkansas in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Willis finished with 9 1/2 sacks on the season.

LB: Eric Striker, Oklahoma. Though he was on the losing side, Striker had a relentless performance in his final college game, finishing with six tackles and three tackles for loss.

LB: Ty Summers, TCU. The redshirt freshman continued his late-season surge with 11 tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack, as the Horned Frogs completely shut down Oregon's offense in the second half.

LB: Aiavion Edwards, Baylor. Edwards had a tremendous effort in Orlando with a career-high 17 tackles, including two for loss, to go along with a forced fumble, a sack and a pass breakup.

CB: Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma. Sanchez's interception in the end zone thwarted Clemson's scoring attempt just before halftime, preserving Oklahoma's 17-16 lead.

CB: Ashton Lampkin, Oklahoma State. Lampkin picked off Kelly's pass attempt near the end zone on Ole Miss' first drive and returned it 28 yards; he also had three tackles.

S: Dravon Askew-Henry, West Virginia. With fellow defensive back Daryl Worley not making the trip to Arizona, Askew-Henry stepped up with a career-high seven tackles to lead the Mountaineers defensively.

S: Denzel Johnson, TCU. Johnson had eight tackles, a tackle for loss and the pass breakup in the third overtime that sealed the victory for the Horned Frogs.


K: Jaden Oberkrom, TCU. Oberkrom was clutch in the TCU comeback, nailing all four of his field goal attempts, including a 22-yarder to send the game to the first overtime, and a 46-yarder to send it to the third.

P: Taylor Symmank, Texas Tech. Symmank was the busiest he had been all year, attempting a season-high eight punts, including three that went more than 50 yards in the first half alone. As a result, he finished the season with an average of 46 yards per punt, the second-highest in Tech history.

Returner: Morgan Burns, Kansas State. Even though Arkansas tried to kick away from him, the All-American still had a 41-yard kick return. He also added four tackles at cornerback.