3. DE Meshak Williams
Williams didn’t necessarily put up the numbers of some of his defensive teammates, but was just as vital this season. As a first team All Big 12 selection, Williams was a cog all year. While his 6-3 frame only supports 245 pounds, Meshak’s motor was responsible for 6.5 sacks and he was a constant terror every game. Every linebacker owes Williams a big fruit basket when the season’s over for his ability to consume offensive linemen and close down running lanes.
2. LB Arthur Brown
Arthur “Predator” Brown shouldn’t have fit in with this team. Unlike everyone else, he was a highly recruited athlete and actually ranked the number one linebacker coming out of high school. But then he transferred. Very K-State. He proved himself to be a very humble, team-oriented individual. How K-State. And he was the only unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 defensive team. Once runners find themselves in Brown’s arms, they go down. Period.
1. QB Collin Klein
It’s hard to come up with something new that hasn’t already been said. Heisman Trophy contender. The Big 12’s quarterback of the year. As American as apple pie. The team’s most valuable player.
P Ryan Doerr
Pinned opponents inside the 20 all year long. Helped win the Oklahoma game by actually putting all five punts inside the 20, earning special teams player of the week honors in the process.