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Your Big 12 All Conference Team: Running Back

Time to place the final two pieces of the offensive puzzle together. The Big 12 is deep at running back as well, especially in the South. I was actually shocked at how easy the selections were with the receivers (voting was basically among only three receivers) but I don't expect the same for the running backs.

Use the poll on the right sidebar to vote for who you believe is the conference's best running back and take advantage of the diaries debate selections.

Hugh Charles - Colorado
Last Season:
 He played in all 12 games, including seven starts, as he was CU's leading rusher for the second straight season.  He had 779 net yards on the year, with his 64.9 per game average good for eighth in the Big 12 and 71st in the NCAA.  With 139 carries, he averaged 5.6 per attempt, the third best figure by CU's leading rusher over the previous 16 seasons.  He had 25 carries of 10 yards or more, with 62 of five-plus, as he was thrown for just 21 yards in losses.
Jamaal Charles - Texas
Last Season:
Appeared in 12 games, starting one (OU), while missing the Sam Houston State game with an injury ... earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press ... led the team with 831 rushing yards on 156 carries (5.3 ypc) and seven TDs.
James Johnson - Kansas State
Last Season:
Appeared in 10 games and started each of the final five games of the season... Finished the year as K-State's second-leading rusher... Totaled 403 yards on 98 carries (4.1 avg.) and scored two rushing touchdowns.
Jorvorskie Lane - Texas A&M
Last Season:
The nation's top short yardage/goal line running back scored a school record 19 rushing touchdowns ... his 114 points led the Big 12 and rank No. 6 nationally ... had five multi-touchdown games, including a career high four TDs against Louisiana-Lafayette ... had at least one touchdown in the first 11 games of 2006 ... rushed for 725 yards on 166 carries ... started 10 games ... high rushing game was 127 yards on 27 carries against Missouri ... also had 101 yards on 24 carries against Army ... Lane produced a touchdown or first down on 26-of-29 carries on third and fourth down carries.
Marlon Lucky - Nebraska
Last Season:
  Lucky was an integral part of a four-man I-back committee that totaled more than 2,400 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns. Lucky finished the year with six rushing touchdowns, and also had at least one reception in 13 of 14 games. His performance helped Nebraska rank in the top 25 nationally in all four major statistical categories, including 14th in total offense.
Allen Patrick - Oklahoma
Last Season:
All-Big 12 honorable mention by the Big 12 coaches and Associated Press ... became the starter after Adrian Peterson was injured, then missed the Texas Tech and Baylor games due to injury ... exceeded 100 yards in four games with a best of 173 on 32 carries at Texas A&M ... long rush of 65 yards went for a touchdown on the first snap of the second half at Oklahoma State.
Dantrell Savage - Oklahoma State
Last Season:
Played in 11 games and easily led OSU with a 6.5-yard-per-carry average ... Of the nation's top 50 rushers, only three averaged more yards per carry ... Made his OSU debut in the third game of the season and rushed for 97 yards against Florida Atlantic ... Ran for more than 100 yards in five of the last seven games of the season.
Tony Temple - Missouri
Last Season:
Had a breakout year, showing the flash that made him one of the nation's most highly-recruited running back prospects coming out of Kansas City, Mo. in 2004 ... Ranked 39th nationally and 2nd in the Big 12 with 81.77 yards per game rushing, and rushed for 1,063 yards in all (8th-best total in Mizzou single-season history), which was only the 9th time in school history that a Tiger has surpassed 1,000 yards in a season.

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)


TE Joe Jon Finley - Oklahoma (31% of the vote)


WR Malcolm Kelly (56% of the vote)
WR Limas Sweed (21% of the vote)