2006 CFN All-Big 12 Team & Top 30 Players

Posted Dec 8, 2006

2006 CFN All-Big 12 Team, Top 30 Players, Top Position Players & Players of the Year.

Big 12 Bests, Worsts, and CFN's Team MVP Choices

Big 12 Player of the Year

Colt McCoy, QB Texas
If someone had told you at the beginning of the year that Colt McCoy wouldn't just be an adequate replacement for Vince Young, but would step into the pressure and the spotlight to become the Big 12's most efficient passer completing 68% of his throws with 27 touchdown passes and seven interceptions, you'd have sold Longhorn fans tickets to Glendale for January 8th. Overlooking that he was banged up over the last two games and wasn't nearly 100% in the three-interception loss to Texas A&M to close out the year, McCoy was poised, steady, and extremely productive playing like a veteran right out of the gate. Obviously, had Oklahoma RB Adrian Peterson stayed healthy, he'd have been the slam dunk choice.

Defensive Player of the Year - Aaron Ross, CB Texas
How could the Texas secondary be so bad if it had all-stars like Aaron Ross and Michael Griffin? Oh well, Ross was lights out all season long as a solid tackler and premier cover-corner. He always came through as the Big 12's premier defensive difference maker finishing the year with 73 tackles, 18 broken up passes, five interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He was also a top punt returner.

2006 Collegefootballnews.com All-Big 12 Team
QB - Colt McCoy, Fr. Texas
RB - Jon Cornish, Sr. Kansas
RB - Jorvorskie Lane, Soph. A&M
WR - Joel Filani, Sr. Texas Tech
WR - Limas Sweed, Jr. Texas
TE - Martin Rucker, Jr. Missouri
OL - Justin Blalock, Sr. Texas
OL - Joel Clinger, Sr. Missouri
OL - Corey Hilliard, Sr. OSU
OL - Chris Messner, Sr. Oklahoma
OL - Kasey Studdard, Sr. Texas
PK - Mason Crosby, Sr. Colorado
KR - Grant Jones, Sr. Ok.State
DL - C.J. Ah You, Sr. Oklahoma
DL - Ian Campbell, Soph. KSU
DL - Adam Carriker, Sr. Nebraska
DL - Abraham Wright, Sr. Colorado
LB - Rufus Alexander, Sr. Okla.
LB - Marcus Bacon, Sr. Missouri
LB - Alvin Bowen, Jr. Iowa State
DB - Michael Griffin, Sr. Texas
DB - David Overstreet, Jr. Missouri
DB - Aaron Ross, Sr. Texas
DB - Aqib Talib, Soph. Kansas
P - Daniel Sepulveda, Sr. Baylor
PR - Yamon Figurs, Sr. Kansas St
Top 30 players regardless
of position

Based on the season the player had

1. QB Colt McCoy, Fr. Texas
2. RB Jon Cornish, Sr. Kansas
3. CB Aaron Ross, Sr. Texas
4. OT Justin Blalock, Sr. Texas 
5. CB Aqib Talib, Soph. Kansas
6. QB Zac Taylor, Sr, Nebraska
7. DE Abraham Wright, Sr. Colorado
8. QB Stephen McGee, A&M
9. DE Ian Campbell, Soph. KSU
10. TE Martin Rucker, Jr. Missouri
11. LB Rufus Alexander, OU 
12. TE Chase Coffman, Soph. Miss.
13. OT Corey Hilliard, Sr. OSU
14. QB Chase Daniel, Soph. Miss.
15. RB Adrian Peterson, Jr. OU 
16. QB Paul Thompson, Sr. OU 
17. QB Bobby Reid, Soph. OSU
18. RB Jorvorskie Lane, Soph. A&M
19. QB Graham Harrell, Soph. TT 
20. DE Adam Carriker, Sr. Nebraska
21. LB Alvin Bowen, Jr. Iowa State
22. WR Limas Sweed, Jr. Texas 
23. DE C.J. Ah You, Sr. Oklahoma 
24. FS David Overstreet, Sr. Miss. 
25. S Michael Griffin, Sr. Texas 
26. PK Mason Crosby, Sr. Col. 
27. S Nic Harris, Soph. Oklahoma
28. DE Brian Smith, Sr. Missouri 
29. CB Reggie Smith, Jr. Oklahoma 
30. WR Joel Filani, Sr. Texas Tech

Top Quarterbacks
1. Colt McCoy, Texas
2. Zac Taylor, Nebraska
3. Stephen McGee, A&M  
4. Chase Daniel, Missouri 
5. Paul Thompson, OU 

Top Running Backs
1. Jon Cornish, Kansas
2. Jorvorskie Lane, A&M 
3. Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma 
4. Allen Patrick, Oklahoma 
5. Brandon Jackson, Nebraska 

Top Wide Receivers
1. Limas Sweed, Texas
2. Joel Filani, Texas Tech
3. Malcolm Kelly, Oklahoma 
4. Adarius Bowman, OSU 
5. Dominique Ziegler, Baylor

Top Offensive Linemen
1. Justin Blalock, Texas
2. Corey Hilliard, OSU 
3. Chris Messner, OU 
4. Kasey Studdard, Texas 
5. Chris Messner, OU 

Top Defensive Linemen
1. Abraham Wright, CU
2. Ian Campbell, KSU
3. Adam Carriker, Neb. 
4. C.J. Ah You, OU
5. Brian Smith, Missouri

Top Linebackers
1. Rufus Alexander, OU
2. Marcus Bacon, Missouri 
3. Alvin Bowen, Iowa State 
4. Brandon Archer, KSU
5. Joe Pawelek, Baylor 

Top Defensive Backs
1. Aaron Ross, Texas
2. Aqib Talib, Kansas
3. David Overstreet, Missouri 
4. Michael Griffin, Texas
5. Nic Harris, Oklahoma

Top Kickers
1. P Daniel Sepulveda Baylor
2. PK Mason Crosby, Colorado
3. PK Garret Hartley, OU
4. P Matt Fodge, OSU
5. PK Jeff Wolfert, Missouri 

Big 12 Bests, Worsts, and CFN's Team MVP Choices