July 20, 2007
NORMAN, Okla. -
Three Oklahoma players were named to the 2007 All-Big 12 Football Team that was announced today. Defensive back Reggie Smith, offensive guard Duke Robinson and kicker Garrett Hartley all were picked for the unit with Smith also nabbing defensive player of the year honors.
Smith actually earned two first-team honors as he also was tabbed as the top punt returner.
An All-Big 12 Second Team selection last season, Smith, a 6-1, 197 junior defensive back, made 41 tackles, including 30 solo stops in 2006. He also had three interceptions, eight pass break-ups and recovered a fumble.
In addition, he returned 37 punts for 287 yards and one touchdown.
Hartley was a Lou Groza Award finalist last year when he made 19-of-20 field goals and 49-of-50 point after touchdown kicks. The 6-1, 198-pound, Southlake, Texas, native will be in his fouth year as the Oklahoma starter.
Robinson, a 6-5, 330-pounder from Atlanta, Ga., played more snaps last season, 809, than any other lineman on the team. He notched 108 knockdown blocks while starting all 14 games. At season's end, he was named honorable mention All-Big 12.
Oklahoma's players report for preseason camp on Aug. 1. The season opener is Sept. 1 when North Texas visits Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
2007 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team (Media Vote)
Offensive Player of the Year: Colt McCoy, Texas (QB, 6-3, 205, So/1L, Tuscola, Texas)
Defensive Player of the Year: Reggie Smith, Oklahoma (DB, 6-1, 197, Jr/2L, Edmond, Okla.)
Newcomer of the Year: Sam Keller, Nebraska (QB, 6-4, 230, Sr/TR, Danville, Calif.)
WR--Adarius Bowman, Oklahoma State, 6-4, 220, Sr/1L, Chattanooga, Tenn.
TE--Martin Rucker, Missouri, 6-6, 255, Sr/3L, St. Joseph, Mo.
OL--Tony Hills, Texas, 6-6, 30, Sr/3L, Houston, Texas
OL--Duke Robinson, Oklahoma, 6-5, 330, Jr/2L, Atlanta, Ga.
C--Cody Wallace, Texas A&M, 6-4, 294, Sr/2L, Cuero, Texas
OL--Matt Slauson, Nebraska, 6-5, 335, Jr/2L, Colorado Springs, Colo.
OL--Anthony Collins, Kansas, 6-5, 310, Jr/2L, Beaumont, Texas
WR--Limas Sweed, Texas, 6-5, 219, Sr/3L, Brenham, Texas
QB--Colt McCoy, Texas, 6-3, 205, So/1L, Tuscola, Texas
RB--Jamaal Charles, Texas, 6-1, 200, Jr/2L, Port Arthur, Texas
RB--Mike Goodson, Texas A&M, 6-0, 197, So/1L, Klein, Texas
PK--Garrett Hartley, Oklahoma, 5-9, 198, Sr/3L , Southlake, Texas
KR--Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State, 6-1, 185, So/1L, Waco, Texas
DL--Ian Campbell, Kansas State, 6-5, 242, Jr/2L, Cimarron, Kan.
DL--Frank Okam, Texas, 6-5, 320, Sr/3L, Dallas, Texas
DL--Chris Harrington, Texas A&M, 6-5, 265, Sr/3L, Houston, Texas
DL--James McClinton, Kansas, 6-1, 285, Sr/2L, Garland, Texas
DL--Derek Lokey, Texas, 6-2, 280, Sr/3L, Denton, Texas
LB--Bo Ruud, Nebraska, 6-3, 23, Sr/3L, Lincoln, Neb.
LB--Alvin Bowen, Iowa State, 6-2, 216, Sr/2L, East Orange, N.J.
LB--Jordon Dizon, Colorado, 6-0, 225, Sr/3L, Kauai, Hawai'i
DB--Reggie Smith, Oklahoma, 6-1, 197, Jr/2L, Edmond, Okla.
DB--Aqib Talib, Kansas, 6-1, 205, Jr/2L, Richardson, Texas
DB--Marcus Watts, Kansas State, 6-1, 189, Sr/3L, Hays, Kan.
DB--Marcus Griffin, Texas, 6-0, 202, Sr/3, Austin, Texas
P--Matt Fodge, Oklahoma State, 6-1, 195, Jr/2L, Garland, Texas
PR--Reggie Smith, Oklahoma, 6-1, 197, Jr/2L, Edmond, Okla.