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Your Big 12 All-Conference Team - Tight End

Alright, we've got a quarterback and an offensive line. Now its time to provide some weapons and this is where it gets interesting. Looking down the Big 12 rosters the conference may be the best in the country when it comes to talent at the tight end position. That makes our job a lot tougher by picking only one for our All-Conference team.

Make you selection by voting in the poll on the right sidebar and state your argument by using the diaries.

Martellus Bennett - Texas A&M
Last Season:
 Named a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, which is annually given to the nation's top tight end, after tying for the team lead in catches and receiving touchdowns ... posted 38 catches for 497 yards (13.1 average) and three touchdowns ... named to the All-Big 12 first team by the Dallas Morning News ... named the Mackey Award Player of the Week after posting a career-high 133 yards and two touchdowns (on five catches) against Baylor ... had a spectacular 75-yard catch and run for a touchdown against the Bears ... matched his career high of six catches against Oklahoma State and Nebraska.
Chase Coffman - Missouri
Last Season:
Was a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, and led all Big 12 tight ends with 58 catches for 638 yards and 9 TDs - with all of those figures breaking single-season MU tight end records ... Named 1st-Team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press among others.
Jermichael Finley - Texas
Last Season:
Appeared in all 13 games, starting four when Texas opened in a two tight end set ... earned honorable mention Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News ... named one of UT's Outstanding Offensive Newcomers ... finished with 31 receptions for 372 yards (12.0 ypc) and three TDs ... all totals rank first on UT's freshman tight ends list ... caught a pass in each of the final seven games and in 10 of the last 11 ... posted five catches of at least 20 yards with a long of 40 yards against Oklahoma State.
Joe Jon Finley - Oklahoma
Last Season
Honorable mention All-Big 12 by the coaches and Associated Press ... his receptions, yards and TDs almost equalled the totals posted in his first two seasons ... season-high four receptions against UAB ... touchdown grabs against UAB, Missouri and Baylor ... long catch of 36 yards came in the Washington game.
Riar Geer - Colorado
Last Season:
 He earned second-team Freshman All-America honors by The Sporting News and, with third-team mention from; TSN selected him as a first-team Freshman All-Big 12 team member.

He became the first freshman, true or redshirt, to ever lead Colorado in receiving as he caught 24 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns (all three were actually team bests).

Rashaad Norwood - Kansas State
Last Season:
Played in 12-of-13 games, making 10 starts... Finished second on the team in receptions with 36 for 358 yards... Had at least one reception in 12 games, including seven games with three or more catches... Led the team in receptions four times... Averaged 9.9 yard per grab.
Brandon Pettigrew - Oklahoma State
Last Season:
Completed his second year as a starter at tight end and was an honorable mention all-Big 12 pick ... Finished third on the Cowboy squad with 24 receptions covering 310 yards ... Averaged 12.2 yards per catch ... Had four TD receptions.
Martin Rucker - Missouri
Last Season:
Preseason Mackey Award candidate who finished 2nd among all Big 12 TEs in receptions (53), TDs (5) and yards (511) ... Named 1st-Team All-Big 12 by league coaches, in addition to earning 2nd-Team status by the Kansas City Star ... Named the National Tight End of the Week by the Mackey Committee for his 6-catch, 66-yard, 1-TD outing in MU's 28-13 win over Colorado.

Your All Conference Team

QB Colt McCoy - Texas (40% of the vote)

LT Tyler Luellen - Missouri (31% of the vote)
LG George "Duke" Robinson - Oklahoma (82% of the vote)
C John Cooper - Oklahoma (76% of the vote)
RG Chad Smith - Baylor (51% of the vote)
RT Branndon Braxton - Oklahoma (64% of the vote)