ESPN.com's All-Underrated Big 12 team

We unveiled our All-Big 12 team last week with lots of talent.

Time for a new take, with a little help from the Big Ten Blog: The All-Underrated team.

My criteria: The conference's most underrated player at each position. This is, of course, subjective. This isn't for the second-best player at each position. It's for the player who doesn't get enough respect. The only rule: He can't be on my All-Big 12 team.

Here goes:


QB: James Franklin, Missouri

RB: Christine Michael, Texas A&M

RB: John Hubert, Kansas State

FB: Braden Wilson, Kansas State

WR: Ryan Swope, Texas A&M

WR: Tevin Reese, Baylor

WR: Josh Cooper, Oklahoma State

TE: James Hanna, Oklahoma

OL: Clyde Aufner, Kansas State

OL: Philip Blake, Baylor

OL: Austin Wuebbels, Missouri

OL: David Snow, Texas

OL: Lonnie Edwards, Texas Tech


DE: Toben Opurum, Kansas

DT: Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, Baylor

DE: Meshak Williams, Kansas State

DE: Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas

LB: Steven Johnson, Kansas

LB: Elliot Coffey, Baylor

LB: Alex Elkins, Oklahoma State

CB: David Garrett, Kansas State

CB: Leonard Johnson, Iowa State

S: Terrance Bullitt, Texas Tech

S: Daytawion Lowe, Oklahoma State


P: Trey Barrow, Missouri

PK: Michael Hunnicutt, Oklahoma

PR/KR: Jarvis West, Iowa State

Coach: Paul Rhoads, Iowa State