2008 CFN Preseason All-Big 12 Team
Missouri TE Chase Coffman
Missouri TE Chase Coffman
Posted Aug 15, 2008

CFN 2008 Preseason All-Big 12 Team and Top 30 Players

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- Colorado | Iowa State | Kansas | Kansas State |
Missouri | Nebraska

- Baylor | Oklahoma | Oklahoma State | Texas | Texas A&M | Texas Tech

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2008 Preseason All-Big 12 Offense

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
QB Chase Daniel, Missouri

Daniel was becoming a special player after a fantastic sophomore season, and then it all came together in a magical campaign when he completed 68% of his passes for 4,306 yards and 33 touchdowns with 11 interceptions, while also running for 253 yards and four scores. The 6-0, 225-pounder is a better all-around athlete than he looks and has a deadly accurate arm whether in the pocket or on the move. While he couldn't solve Oklahoma and he didn't do much, mainly because he didn't need to, against Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl, Daniel did a far better job of letting everyone else do the work. He had far better command of the offense last season and did a great job of putting the ball in places where his weapons could do something with it. In general, the less he's running, the better the offense is working because he's seeing the defense better; the Oklahoma games showed that.

Top 30 Big 12 Players

1. QB Chase Daniel, Sr. Missouri
2. QB Sam Bradford, Soph. Oklahoma
3. WR Michael Crabtree, Soph. T Tech
WR/KR Jeremy Maclin, Soph. Miss.
5. QB Todd Reesing, Jr. Kansas
6. QB Colt McCoy, Jr. Texas
7. QB Graham Harrell, Sr. Texas Tech
OG Duke Robinson, Sr. Oklahoma
9. DE Ian Campbell, Sr. Kansas State

10. RB Mike Goodson, Jr. Texas A&M
11. FS William Moore, Sr. Missouri
12. OT Phil Loadholt, Sr. Oklahoma
13. TE Chase Coffman, Sr. Missouri
14. DT Gerald McCoy, Soph. Oklahoma
15. DE Auston English, Jr. Oklahoma
16. LB Joe Mortensen, Sr. Kansas
17. TE Jermaine Gresham, Jr. Oklahoma
18. TE Brandon Pettigrew, Sr. Ok State
19. LB Sean Weatherspoon, Jr Missouri
20. DT George Hypolite, Sr. Colorado
21. RB Marlon Lucky, Sr. Nebraska
22. QB Zac Robinson, Jr. Ok State
23. RB DeMarco Murray, Soph. Okla.
24. QB Stephen McGee, Sr. Texas A&M
25. FS Nic Harris, Sr. Oklahoma
26. C Jon Cooper, Sr. Oklahoma
27. DE Brandon Williams, Jr. Tex Tech
28. DT DeMarcus Granger, Jr. Okla.
29. QB Josh Freeman, Jr. Kansas State
30. LB Joe Pawelek, Jr. Baylor

QB - Chase Daniel, Sr. Missouri
RB – Mike Goodson, Jr. Texas A&M
RB - Marlon Lucky, Sr. Nebraska
WR - Michael Crabtree, Soph. Texas Tech
WR - Jeremy Maclin, Soph. Missouri
TE - Chase Coffman, Sr. Missouri
OL - Jon Cooper, Sr. Oklahoma
OL - Phil Loadholt, Sr. Oklahoma
OL - Duke Robinson, Sr. Oklahoma
OL - Jason Smith, Sr. Baylor
OL - Louis Vasquez, Sr. Texas Tech
PK - Jeff Wolfert, Sr. Missouri
KR – Marcus Herford, Sr. Kansas

2008 Preseason All-Big 12


Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
DE Ian Campbell, Kansas State
After a dominant sophomore season with 67 tackles, 11.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss, he wasn't nearly as productive in the new 3-4 system making 45 tackles, 4.5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss. The 6-5, 255-pound senior was moved to a hybrid of linebacker and defensive end, and while he was fine, and theoretically should've been devastating with more room to move, he wasn't able to blow into the backfield as easily. With a tremendous burst, his worth is on the line where he can use his quickness to get past a tackle right off the snap. Now that he's back at end, he should be better. The former walk-on has filled out his frame and is now a beefed up end rather than a big linebacker.

DL - Ian Campbell, Sr. Kansas State
DL - Auston English, Jr. Oklahoma
DL - George Hypolite, Sr. Colorado
DL - Gerald McCoy, Soph. Oklahoma
LB - Joe Mortensen, Sr. Kansas
LB - Joe Pawelek, Jr. Baylor
LB - Sean Weatherspoon, Jr Missouri
DB - Nic Harris, Sr. Oklahoma
DB - Darcel McBath, Sr. Texas Tech
DB - William Moore, Sr. Missouri
DB - Jamar Wall, Soph. Texas Tech
P - Justin Brantly, Sr. Texas A&M
PR - Deon Murphy, Jr. Kansas State


QB - Sam Bradford, Soph. Oklahoma
RB - DeMarco Murray, Soph. Oklahoma
RB - Darrell Scott, Fr. Colorado
WR - Edward Britton, Jr. Texas Tech
WR – Juaquin Iglesias, Sr. Oklahoma
TE - Jermaine Gresham, Jr. Oklahoma
OL - Alseana Alesana, Jr. Kansas State
OL - Cedric Dockery, Sr. Texas
OL - Russell Okung, Jr. Oklahoma State
OL - Matt Slauson, Sr. Nebraska
OL - Adam Ulatoski, Jr. Texas
PK - Ryan Bailey, Sr. Texas
KR - Jeremy Maclin, Soph. Missouri


DL - DeMarcus Granger, Jr. Oklahoma 
DL - Roy Miller, Sr. Texas
DL - Stryker Sulak, Sr. Missouri
DL - Brandon Williams, Jr. Texas Tech
LB - Rashad Bobino, Sr. Texas
LB - Olu Hall, Soph. Kansas State
LB - Mike Rivera, Sr. Kansas
DB - Allen Bell, Jr. Iowa State
DB - James Holt, Sr. Kansas
DB - Jordan Lake, Jr. Baylor
DB - Joshua Moore, Soph. Kansas State
P – Dan Titchener, Sr. Nebraska
PR - Jeremy Maclin, Soph. Missouri