A total of 134 players have been selected to the 2011 Academic All-Big 12 Football Team, league officials announced.
Among those honored, Brian Blackwell (Kansas), Zach Nemecheck (Kansas State), Matt Hoch (Missouri), De’Vion Moore (Missouri), Gabe Ikard (Oklahoma) and Jacob Russell (Texas A&M) were nominated with grade point averages of 4.00.
Texas finished with the most overall selections (23), including 14 first-team honorees. Other schools having a double-digit total of first-team honorees include Oklahoma (12), Missouri (11) and Kansas State (10).
The Academic All-Big 12 Football Team includes 86 first-team honorees and 48 second team-members.
First-team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA. Second-team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative for the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence at their school. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.
Below is a breakdown of both teams:
FIRST TEAM (3.20 GPA or higher)
Name, school class major hometown
Jacob Jackson, Baylor Jr. MBA Southlake, Texas
Jordan Najvar, Baylor So. Entrepreneurship Spring, Texas
Matthew Ritchey, Baylor So. Pre-Business Big Spring, Texas
Erik Wolfe, Baylor So. General Studies The Woodlands, Texas
Wesley Boyer, Iowa State Jr. Civil Engineering Cedar Falls, Iowa
Brett Bueker, Iowa State Jr. Kinesiology Bettendorf, Iowa
AJ Klein, Iowa State Jr. Kinesiology Appleton, Wis.
Tyler Leo, Iowa State Jr. Civil Engineering Ankeny, Iowa
Kyle Lichtenberg, Iowa State Jr. Electrical Engineering Bettendorf, Iowa
Matthew Morton, Iowa State Sr. Kinesiology Henderson, Texas
Michael Romey, Iowa State Sr. Mechanical Engineering Templeton, Iowa
Tim Biere, Kansas Sr. Marketing Omaha, Neb.
Brian Blackwell, Kansas* Sr. MS Mechanical Engineering Herington, Kan.
Gavin Howard, Kansas Jr. Finance and Math Owasso, Okla.
Chase Knighton, Kansas Sr. Sport Management Athens, Texas
Trevor Marrongelli, Kansas Sr. Finance Austin, Texas
Quintin Mecham, Kansas Sr. Finance Provo, Utah
Shane Smith, Kansas Jr. Secondary Education, History & Government Albuquerque, N.M.
Keeston Terry, Kansas So. Health & Physical Education Blue Springs, Mo.
Logan Dold, Kansas State Sr. Sociology Criminology Garden Plain, Kan.
Laton Dowling, Kansas State So. Business Administration Dodge City, Kan.
Tysyn Hartman, Kansas State Sr. Finance Wichita, Kan.
Brian Hertzog, Kansas State Sr. Agricultural Business Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Alex Hrebec, Kansas State Sr. Accounting St. Louis, Mo.
Payton Kirk, Kansas State Sr. Secondary Education Liberty, Mo.
Jared Loomis, Kansas State Jr. Civil Engineering Macksville, Kan.
Zach Nemechek, Kansas State* So. Life Sciences Quinter, Kan.
Curry Sexton, Kansas State Fr. Business Adminstration Abilene, Kan.
Travis Tannahill, Kansas State Jr. Secondary Education Overland Park, Kan.
Brayden Burnett, Missouri So. Business Administration Southlake, Texas
Jimmy Costello, Missouri Sr. Middle School Education Liberty, Mo.
Dan Hoch, Missouri Sr. Middle School Education Harlan, Iowa
Matt Hoch, Missouri* Fr. Middle School Education Harlan, Iowa
Marcus Lucas, Missouri So. Business Liberty, Mo.
T.J. Moe, Missouri Jr. Business Administration O’Fallon, Mo.
De’Vion Moore, Missouri* Sr. General Studies St. Louis, Mo.
Mitch Morse, Missouri Fr. Hospitality Management Austin, Texas
Grant Ressel, Missouri Sr. Pre-Dentistry Jackson, Mo.
Travis Ruth, Missouri Jr. Animal Sciences Jefferson City, Mo.
Austin Wuebbels, Missouri Sr. General Studies Troy, Ill.
Jaydan Bird, Oklahoma Jr. Energy Management Wichita, Kan.
Aaron Franklin, Oklahoma Fr. Undecided Marshall, Texas
Daniel Franklin, Oklahoma Jr. Multidisciplinary Studies Mount Airy, Ga.
Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma* So. Zoology Oklahoma City, Okla.
Lane Johnson, Oklahoma Jr. Human Relations Groveton, Texas
Jamarkus McFarland, Oklahoma Jr. Human Relations Lufkin, Texas
Travis Lewis, Oklahoma Sr. Human Relations San Antonio, Texas
Trey Millard, Oklahoma So. Psychology Columbia, Mo.
Corey Nelson, Oklahoma So. Communication Dallas, Texas
Jimmy Stevens, Oklahoma Sr. Energy Management Oklahoma City, Okla.
Julian Wilson, Oklahoma Fr. Undecided Moore, Okla.
Austin Woods, Oklahoma So. Management Rockwall, Texas
Isaiah Anderson, Oklahoma State Jr. Education Wichita Falls, Texas
Jamie Blatnick, Oklahoma State Sr. Health Education and Promotion Celina, Texas
Caleb Lavey, Oklahoma State So. Business Administration Celina, Texas
Charlie Moore, Oklahoma State So. General Business Bullard, Texas
Connor Sinko, Oklahoma State So. Accounting Tulsa, Okla.
Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State Sr. Marketing Edmond, Okla.
Emmanuel Acho, Texas Sr. Sports Management Dallas, Texas
James Berryhill, Texas Sr. Exercise Science Odessa, Texas
Michael Cruciani, Texas Sr. Government/History/Pre-law Southlake, Texas
Anthony D’Addeo, Texas Sr. Computer Science Austin, Texas
Marquise Goodwin, Texas Jr. Applied Learning and Development Mesquite, Texas
Jordan Hicks, Texas So. Physical Culture and Sport West Chester, Ohio
Trey Hopkins, Texas So. Biology/Pre-Med Houston, Texas
Case McCoy, Texas So. Education Brownwood, Texas
D.J. Monroe, Texas Jr. Applied Learning and Develpment Angleton, TexasJohn Osborn, Texas Sr. Advertising-M.A. Brenham, Texas
Garrett Porter, Texas So. Music Odessa, Texas
Justin Tucker, Texas Sr. Music Austin, Texas
Sam Walker, Texas Sr. Exercise Science Mount Pleasant, Texas
Fozzy Whittaker, Texas Sr. Kinesiology-M.A. Spring, Texas
Benjamin Bredthauer, Texas A&M Sr. Finance Houston, Texas
Blane Cheatham, Texas A&M Sr. Finance Aledo, Texas
Thomas Dorman, Texas A&M Sr. University Studies North Richland Hills, Texas
Evan Eike, Texas A&M Sr. Sport Management Bryan, Texas
Ryan Epperson, Texas A&M Jr. Petroleum Engineering Southlake, Texas
Jacob Russell, Texas A&M* Fr. Petroleum Engineering Sulphur Springs, Texas
Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M Sr. Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences Big Spring, Texas
Steven Terrell, Texas A&M Jr. Sport Management Allen, Texas
Michael Walker, Texas A&M Sr. Animal Science Austin, Texas
Cody Davis, Texas Tech Jr. Management Information Systems Stephenville, Texas
Seth Doege, Texas Tech Jr. Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies Wolfforth, Texas
David Neill, Texas Tech Sr. Masters in Exercise and Sport Science Flower Mound, Texas
Mickey Okafor, Texas Tech Sr. Human Development and Family Studies Houston, Texas
Austin Zouzalik, Texas Tech Jr. Energy Commerce and General Business Lubbock, Texas
SECOND TEAM (3.00 TO 3.19 GpA)
Name, school class major hometown
Thomas Draper, Baylor Sr. Health Science Studies Dallas, Texas
Terrance Ganaway, Baylor Sr. MBA- Hospital Administration DeKalb, Texas
Cameron Kaufhold, Baylor Jr. Speech Communication Friendswood, Texas
Ben Parks, Baylor Sr. Health Science Studies Argyle, Texas
Brody Trahan, Baylor So. General Studies Dickinson, Texas
Jacob Gannon, Iowa State So. Communication Studies Coralville, Iowa
Jacob Knott, Iowa State Jr. Management Waukee, Iowa
Patrick Mulcahy, Iowa State Sr. Kinesiology Dyersville, Iowa
Jeffrey Woody, Iowa State Sr. Kinesiology Pleasant Hill, Iowa
Cole Bachamp, Kansas State Sr. Finance Manhattan, Kan.
Colten Freeze, Kansas State Sr. Art Liberty, Mo.
Zach Hanson, Kansas State Sr. Masters Sociology Sacramento, Calif.
Collin Klein, Kansas State Jr. Finance Loveland, Colo.
Jonathan Truman, Kansas State Fr. Athletic Training Kechi, Kan.
Jordan Voelker, Kansas State Sr. Marketing Newton, Kan.
Trey Barrow, Missouri Jr. Nutrition & Fitness Moberly, Mo.
James Franklin, Missouri So. Communication Corinth, Texas
Jerrell Jackson, Missouri Sr. Health Sciences Houston, Texas
Tony Randolph, Missouri Sr. General Studies Blue Springs, Mo.
Andrew Wilson, Missouri So. Business Administration Peculiar, Mo.
Ryan Caro, Oklahoma Sr. Prevention Science Lancaster, Texas
Brennan Clay, Oklahoma So. Pre-Communication Disorders San Diego, Calif.
David King, Oklahoma Jr. Human Relations Houston, Texas
Michael Hunnicutt, Oklahoma Fr. Undecided Richardson, Texas
Nyko Symonds, Oklahoma Fr. Undecided Oklahoma City, Okla.
Parker Graham, Oklahoma State So. Marketing Webb City, Mo.
Deion Imade, Oklahoma State So. Undecided Rowlett, Texas
Teddy Johnson, Oklahoma State Fr. Business Administration Coppell, Texas
Demarco Cobbs, Texas So. Education Tulsa, Okla.
Dominic Espinosa, Texas Fr. Undecided Cedar Park, Texas
Paden Kelley, Texas So. English Lexington, Texas
Luke Poehlmann, Texas Jr. Applied Learning and Development Brenham, Texas
Cody Ramirez, Texas Sr. Biology/Pre-Med San Antonio, Texas
Christian Randolph, Texas Sr. Sport Management DeSoto, Texas
David Snow, Texas Sr. Corporate Communication Mineola, Texas
Reggie Wilson, Texas Fr. Undecided Haltom City, Texas
Alex Zumberge, Texas Sr. Chemistry Houston, Texas
Randy Bullock, Texas A&M Sr. Petroleum Engineering Spring, Texas
Steven Campbell, Texas A&M Jr. Agricultural Leadership and Development Houston, Texas
Trent Hunter, Texas A&M Sr. Agricultural Leadership and Development Katy, Texas
Toney Hurd, Texas A&M So. General Studies Missouri City, Texas
Michael Lamothe, Texas A&M Jr. Industrial Distribution New Iberia, La.
Jonathan Stewart, Texas A&M Jr. Sport Management Shreveport, La.
Allen Woodum, Texas A&M Sr. Industrial Engineering Conroe, Texas
Donnie Carona, Texas Tech Sr. Masters in Business Administration Beaumont, Texas
Ryan Erxleben, Texas Tech So. Exercise and Sport Science Lake Travis, Texas
Alex Torres, Texas Tech Jr. Masters in Business Administration El Paso, Texas
Eric Ward, Texas Tech So. Human Development and Family Studies Wichita Falls, Texas
_ Jimmy Burch