The Big 12 Conference has some talented players in the 2014 season, and these young men were highlighted on Thursday as college football expert Phil Steele released his preseason All-Big 12 team.
Right near the top in the first team, the name that immediately stands out is that of Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty, who is looking to once again make a run at the Heisman Trophy, as well as getting his team in position for a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff.
Petty was one of the more efficient quarterbacks in the game in 2013 in his first full season as a starter, throwing for 4,200 yards with 32 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
What else is notable is that Steele chose to give the second-team QB nod to Kansas State’s Jake Waters rather than Oklahoma’s Trevor Knight, who is coming off that huge upset in the Sugar Bowl over Alabama.
On the defensive side of the ball for the first team, the TCU Horned Frogs are running the show. Devonte Fields, Chucky Hunter, Sam Carter and Chris Hackett all were given the distinction of being the best in the conference at their respective positions heading into this season.
The college football season is not too far away at this point, and Steele’s releases of these teams further magnify that point every single year.
For an entire look at the 2014 preseason All-Big 12 team, you can simply click here.