From Guerin Emig: Sam Ehlinger will likely be the Big 12 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, scheduled to be announced this week, which is both sensible and predictable given Ehlinger’s accomplishments and the fact he plays the most important position on the league’s most scrutinized team.
I believe he will be first team All-Big 12 quarterback at the end of 2020, assuming there is a 2020 season.
I also believe Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard will be Offensive Player of the Year.
Here’s my Preseason All-Big 12 ballot
Quarterback: Sam Ehlinger, Texas
Running back: Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
Running back: Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma
Wide receiver: Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State
Wide receiver: Andrew Parchment, Kansas
Tight end: Charlie Kolar, Iowa State
Cornerback: Anthony Johnson, Iowa State
Cornerback: Tre Brown, Oklahoma
Safety: Kolby Harvell-Peel, Oklahoma State
Safety: Trevon Moehrig, TCU
Kicker: Gabe Brkic, Oklahoma
Punter: Austin McNamara, Texas Tech
Kick returner: Joshua Youngblood, Kansas State
Punt returner: Dillon Stoner, Oklahoma State
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The Big 12 preseason team, voted on by media members, was announced Thursday. Hubbard led the nation with 2,094 rushing yards last season and was the 2019 Offensive Player of the Year.
The Sooners have been the league’s preseason favorite in eight of the past 10 seasons. The only outliers were 2013 (Oklahoma State) and 2015 (TCU).
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