OSU football: Cowboys place six on All-Big 12 first-team as league honors were announced

December 1, 2017 GMT

Nearly two dozen Oklahoma State players were named to the All-Big 12 team on Thursday.

OSU running back, Justice Hill, wide receiver James Washington and offensive linemen Zach Crabtree and Zach Lundblade received first-team honors on offense. Defensive lineman DeQuinton Osborne and safety Tre Flowers were also voted to the first team on defense.

Hill, a sophomore, rushed for a Big 12 best 1,347 yards and 14 touchdowns. Washington, a Bilentikoff Award finalist, had 69 catches, 1,423 yards and a career-best 12 touchdowns.

Osborne, a senior, tallied 35 tackles and led OSU with 5.5 sacks this season.

Flowers, who moved from cornerback to safety, recorded 68 tackles, two interceptions and seven pass breakups.

Quarterback Mason Rudolph, wide receiver Marcell Ateman and defensive lineman Jordan Brailford were honored on the second team.

Rudolph, who was named the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner on Thursday, led the FBS with 4,553 to go along with 35 TDs and a school single-season record 45 total touchdowns.

Ateman, after missing the 2016 season with a broken foot, had 1,049 yards and eight touchdown receptions.

In addition to OSU’s nine all-conference picks, 12 players received honorable mention recognition, including fullback Britton Abbott, place-kicker Matt Ammendola, tight end Keenen Brown, linebacker Calvin Bundage, linebacker Justin Phillips, safety Ramon Richards, punter Zach Sinor, wide receiver Dillon Stoner and linebacker Chad Whitener.

The selections were made by Big 12 head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players.