The FWAA’s All-American teams came out on Friday and the first team featured three Big 12 players, two on offense and one on defense.
The offensive Big 12 players that made the cut are Stedman Bailey out of West Virginia and Terrance Williams from Baylor. Both are wide receivers and took two of the three WR spots on the list. Bailey, who was one of the most explosive players in the Big 12 all season, finished the year out with 23 touchdowns and 1501 yards. In only one game, the junior racked up 303 yards and had 5 touchdowns.
Williams didn’t have as many touchdowns as Bailey, but was still a force on the field. His 1764 yards and 12 touchdowns definitely earned the senior a spot on the list. Other WR’s may have more touchdowns, but Williams has more yards and on less receptions than the others. He may not have been the one getting it in the end zone, but he was one of the reasons the Bears got the ball down the field to be in a scoring position.
On the defensive side of the ball, Kansas State Wildcats Arthur Brown made the cut in the linebacker department. He is sitting with great company, as Jarvis Jones and Heisman finalist, Manti Te’o were the other two who made the team. The senior has made the NFL mock-drafters buzz and is being projected by some to go in the 2nd round. He was voted Big 12 defensive player of the year and led the Wildcats with 91 tackles, 2 picks, one sack and six tackles for a loss.