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Oklahoma Football: Sooners lead Preseason All-Big 12 team

Also, Jalen Hurts was the pick for Newcomer of the Year, while Kenneth Murray has been voted Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 01 Big 12 Championship Game - Oklahoma v Texas Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The votes are in, and five Oklahoma Sooners have been named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team.

Kennedy Brooks, CeeDee Lamb (WR and return specialist), Grant Calcaterra, Creed Humphrey, and Kenneth Murray have earned enough favor from the media to land spots on the team, with Murray also being recognized as the Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. Additionally, grad transfer QB Jalen Hurts has been named the conference’s Preseason Newcomer of the Year (which was a massive no-brainer).

Texas’ Sam Ehlinger has earned the nod for Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. I’m sure that will hold up, as Texas and its players have a long history of living up to preseason hype.

Full List of Honorees

Oklahoma’s total leads the Big 12, with Texas, TCU and Iowa State having four representatives apiece.

The Big 12 media preseason poll will be released on Wednesday, followed by the annual Big 12 Football Media Days to be conducted in Arlington, Texas on July 15-16. Both days will be televised live from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT on FS2, FCS Central and other regional affiliates. Coverage from the event will also be available on the Big 12’s digital platforms –, Twitter and Instagram and YouTube (@Big12Conference).