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ESPN and Pro Football Focus Released Their Preseason All-Big 12 Teams Today

ESPN and Pro Football Focus released their preseason All-Big 12 teams and they include several Cowboys.

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Oklahoma State's James Washington (28) scores a touchdown as Marcell Ateman (3) celebrates in the third quarter during the college football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) and TCU Horned Frogs at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.
Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Well it’s almost here. The 2016 college football season kicks off this Friday and the Oklahoma State football starts season next week.

Yes, NEXT WEEK! I’m this pumped up:

So, to hold you over until then, ESPN and Pro Football Focus released their preseason All Big-12 teams yesterday.

ESPN’s team, which only lists a first team, includes junior wide receiver, James Washington, and senior safety, Jordan Sterns. See the full team here.

Unlike ESPN’s team, Pro Football Focus’s list included both a first and second team. See the players included below:

First Team:

  • Washington (only player to make both lists)
  • Marcell Ateman, wide receiver, senior
  • Ashton Lampkin, defensive back, redshirt senior
  • Kirk Tucker, special teams, junior

Second Team:

  • Mason Rudolph, quarterback, junior
  • Vincent Taylor, defensive tackle, redshirt junior

See the full team here.

Most of these guys have been popping up on several of these preseason All-Big 12 teams; with Washington being listed as a first team player on almost all of them. I’m not sure how Sterns was left off the Pro Football Focus list, but maybe he will see it and unleash his rage on the field, instead of unleashing it on poles after practice.

On the other hand, Tucker is a name I haven’t seen on most lists, since they don’t normally include special teams coverage players. But, it is interesting to note that his 15 tackles in 2015 ranked second in the country for special teams coverage players.

Again, like preseason rankings, these lists don’t mean too much, but it’s something to keep us occupied until the season starts.

ESPN also released their preseason All-American team yesterday. Not a single Big 12 player on the team...