I really wanted to put the Sooners' left tackle Phil Loadholt on this list because I think at the end of the season there is a really good chance that he'll be the best left tackle in the conference. However, our prerequisite for making the All Conference team is that you have actually played in the Big 12. Phil hasn't done that yet but he'll make his presence felt in just a few short months.
As for the candidates they are in plenty as the left tackle position is deep in quality amongst the conference schools. Make your selection by voting in the poll on the right sidebar and use the diaries to state your case if needed.
Last Season: Entered 2006 as the starter at offensive tackle, but injuries kept him out of four games and limited his action in several others ... started the season-opener and the last two games of the regular season ... helped the Aggies generate 401.4 yards of total offense per game.
Last Season: Started all 13 games at left tackle ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 ... earned a spot on ESPN's All-Mayday Team for being one of college football's "Toughest of the Tough" ... named one of UT's Most Improved Offensive Players ... helped Texas gain 162.6 rushing yards per game (34th NCAA), 391.5 total yards per game (23rd NCAA) and score 35.9 points per game (seventh NCAA).
Last Season: A very talented tackle that has all the physical tools to be a key member of MU's offensive line that paved the way for the prolific Tiger attack that ended the year ranked 8th in the nation in total offense (425.62 ypg) ... Started all 13 games at left tackle.
Last Season: He started all 12 games at left offensive tackle, as he was just one of four players on the team to start every game. In addition, he was the only player on offense to play every snap (715), which was second on the team to Terrence Wheatley on defense (776).
Last Season: Jason Smith moved from tight end to offensive tackle prior to spring practice and went on to start all 12 games of his sophomore season as the Bears' right tackle ... Played every offensive snap in 11 of his 12 starts ... Saw action on 789 snaps for the year, most by a Baylor offensive performer in 2006 and the third-highest total on the squad overall.
Last Season: One of the Big 12's most versatile linemen and the anchor of the Wildcats' front wall... Named to the Kansas City Star All-Big 12 second team and Coaches All-Big 12 honorable mention sqaud... The only K-State offensive lineman to start all 12 games... Opened at left guard for the first five games of the season before sliding out to left tackle for the final seven games of the year... Consistently graded out as the Wildcats' top offensive lineman.
Your All Conference Team
QB Colt McCoy - Texas (40% of the vote)
LG George "Duke" Robinson - Oklahoma (82% of the vote)
C John Cooper - Oklahoma (76% of the vote)