NORMAN, Okla. -- Four Sooners were named to the All-Big 12 First Team, the league announced Wednesday. Offensive lineman Gabe Ikard and fullback Trey Millard were named to the first team along with defensive backs Aaron Colvin and Tony Jefferson
 
Ikard and Millard were both named to the first team for a second consecutive year, while Jefferson earned first-team honors after earning honorable mention honors in 2011. Colvin received first-team recognition for his play at cornerback in 2012 after working at safety last season. Ikard, a junior from Oklahoma City, Okla., also earned honorable mention in the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year voting.
 
 First Team
 Player  Position
Yr
Ht
Wt
 Hometown
 Aaron Colvin  Defensive Back
Jr.
6-0
181
 Owasso, Okla.
 Gabe Ikard  Offensive Line
Jr.
6-3
288
 Oklahoma City, Okla.
 Tony Jefferson  Defensive Back
Jr.
5-11
212
 Chula Vista, Calif.
 Trey Millard  Fullback
Jr.
6-2
256
 Columbia, Mo.
 Second Team
 Player  Position
Yr
Ht
Wt
 Hometown
 Demontre Hurst  Defensive Back
Sr.
5-10
183
 Lancaster, Texas
 Lane Johnson  Offensive Line
Sr.
6-7
303
 Groveton, Texas
 David King  Defensive End
Sr.
6-5
286
 Houston, Texas
 Kenny Stills  Wide Receiver
Jr.
6-1
190
 Encinitas, Calif.
 Damien Williams  Running Back
Jr.
6-0
208
 San Diego, Calif.
 Honorable Mention
 Player  Position
Yr
Ht
Wt
 Hometown
 Justin Brown  Wide Receiver
Sr.
6-3
209
 Wilmington, Del.
 Landry Jones  Quarterback
Sr.
6-4
218
 Artesia, N.M.
 Tress Way  Punter
Sr.
6-1
215
 Tulsa, Okla.
 Daryl Williams  Offensive Line
Soph.
6-6
299
 Lake Dallas, Texas
 
Five OU players were named to the All-Big 12 Second Team. Wide receiver Kenny Stills and cornerback Demontre Hurst both repeated as second-team selections from 2011. Defensive lineman David King, offensive lineman Lane Johnson and running back Damien Williams also earned spots on the second-team squad. Additionally, Williams garnered honorable mention accolades in the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year voting.
 
Four Sooners were named to the 2012 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention Team. Quarterback Landry Jones, the Big 12 career leader in both total offense and passing offense, represented an Oklahoma offense that ranks fifth in the nation in passing offense (341.3 yards per game) and 10th in total offense (505.9 ypg). Offensive lineman Daryl Williams was also an honorable mention selection.
 
 
Wide receiver Justin Brown earned honorable mention status as both a receiver and a return man. Punter Tress Way also represented the Sooners' special teams as an honorable mention pick. Oklahoma's special teams rank fourth among FBS teams with a 26.5-yard kickoff return average and sixth in the country with a 14.9-yard punt return average.
 
Jefferson, Colvin, King and Hurst spearheaded an Oklahoma squad that ranks second in the Big 12 in pass defense (197.7 ypg). Jefferson, a junior safety from Chula Vista, Calif., ranks fourth in the nation among defensive backs with 113 tackles, a total that leads all Oklahoma defenders and ranks second in the Big 12. Colvin ranks second in the Big 12 with 1.25 passes defended per game and boasts a team-high 11 passes defensed, along with four interceptions.
In addition, wide receiver Sterling Shepard earned honorable mention status in the voting for Big 12 Freshman of the Year.
 
The University of Oklahoma has placed at least one player on the All-Conference first team every season since 1926 (87 years). In fact, OU has only had one season when playing in a conference without first-team honors (1925). That's 97 of 98 seasons.
 
The complete 2012 All-Big 12 Conference football team is available online here.