All-Big 12 Team
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Posted Dec 11, 2006

The Big 12 Conference may have lost its marquee player midway through the season, but there was still plenty of star power to go around starting with Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year Zac Taylor of Nebraska and Rufus Alexander of Oklahoma. The Big 12 Publishers of voted on the All-Big 12 Teams.

Nebraska's Zac Taylor was an overwhelming choice amongst the Big 12 publishers for the Conferences Player of the Year. Taylor had a remarkably efficient season throwing for 3,071 yards and 25 touchdowns against only seven interceptions.

Oklahoma Linebacker Rufus Alexander was voted on as the Defensive Player of the Year in the Big 12. Alexander had 101 tackles in pacing the conferences No. 1 Defensive Unit.

All-Big 12 Offense - 1st Team

POS Name Team
QB Zac Taylor* Nebraska
RB Jon Cornish Kansas
RB Brandon Jackson Nebraska
WR Joel Filani Texas Tech
WR Adarius Bowman Oklahoma State
TE Martin Rucker Missouri
OL Justin Blalock Texas 
OL Joel Clinger Missouri
OL Kasey Studdard Texas
OL Chris Messner Oklahoma 
OL Corey Hilliard Oklahoma State
PK Mason Crosby Colorado
Return Yamon Figurs Kansas State

All-Big 12 Defense - 1st Team

POS Name Team
DL Abraham Wright Colorado
DL Adam Carriker Nebraska
DL Ian Campbell Kansas State
DL C.J. Ahyou Oklahoma
LB Rufus Alexander** Oklahoma
LB Bo Ruud Nebraska
LB Brandon Archer Kansas State
DB Aqib Talib Kansas 
DB Aaron Ross Texas
DB Michael Griffin Texas
DB Melvin Bullitt Texas A&M
P Daniel Sepulveda Baylor

All-Big 12 Offense - 2nd Team

POS Name Team
QB Colt McCoy Texas
RB Adrian Peterson Oklahoma 
RB Jorvorskie Lane Texas A&M
WR Limas Sweed Texas 
WR Malcolm Kelly Oklahoma 
TE Chase Coffman Missouri
OL Cody Wallace Texas A&M
OL Manny Ramirez Texas Tech
OL David Ochoa Kansas
OL Lyle Sendlein Texas 
OL Scott Stephenson Iowa State
PK Garrett Hartley Oklahoma 
Return Grant Jones Oklahoma State

All-Big 12 Defense - 2nd Team

POS Name Team


Larry Birdine Oklahoma
DL Keyunta Dawson Texas Tech
DL Tim Crowder Texas 
DL Victor DeGrate Oklahoma State
LB Marcus Bacon Missouri
LB Alvin Bowen Iowa State
LB Jordon Dizon Colorado
DB Reggie Smith Oklahoma
DB C.J. Wilson Baylor
DB David Overstreet Missouri
DB Terrence Wheatley Colorado
P Matt Fodge Oklahoma State

*Offensive Player of the Year
**Defensive Player of the Year All-Americans
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