Devonte Fields, Lache Seastrunk earn Big 12 preseason honors

TCU defensive end Devonte Fields was a unanimous selection to the Preseason All-Big 12 team. (USATSI)
TCU defensive end Devonte Fields was a unanimous selection to the Preseason All-Big 12 team. (USATSI)

TCU Horned Frogs  sophomore defensive end Devonte Fields was the only unanimous selection to the the Preseason All-Big 12 team, as chosen by the media and announced by the league on Wednesday.

Fields was named the league's Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 2012 after leading the league in tackles for loss (18.5) and recording 10 sacks in his freshman campaign. On Wednesday, he was named the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year though the Freshman All-American will be suspended for TCU's first two games for an undisclosed violation of university and team policy.

Baylor Bears junior running back Lache Seastrunk was named the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year by the media. Seastrunk began to look like the highly-touted prospect whom many anticipated during the second half of last season, recording 831 yards in Baylor's final six games -- averaging 8.15 yards per carry and helping lead the Bears to a 5-1 finish. 

Former Houston running back Charles Sims , who transferred to West Virginia Mountaineers in the offseason and will be eligible immediately as a senior, was named the Preseason Newcomer of the Year. Sims missed some time due to injury in 2012 but still recorded 851 rushing yards, 373 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns for the Cougars. 

Check out the full Preseason All-Big 12 team below, as selected by the league media.


WR Josh Stewart Oklahoma State 5-10 185 Jr/2L Denton, Texas
TE Jace Amaro   Texas Tech 6-5 257 Jr/2L San Antonio
OL Cyril Richardson   Baylor 6-5 335 Sr/3L Fort Worth, Texas
OL Cornelius Lucas   Kansas State 6-9 328 Sr/2L New Orleans
C Gabe Ikard   Oklahoma 6-4 295 Sr/3L Oklahoma City
OL Trey Hopkins   Texas 6-4 300 Sr/3L Galena Park, Texas
OL Le'Raven Clark Texas Tech 6-5 303 So/1L Rockdale, Texas
WR Eric Ward Texas Tech 6-0 204 Sr/3L Wichita Falls, Texas
QB Casey Pachall TCU 6-5 230 Sr/3L Brownwood, Texas
RB Lache Seastrunk Baylor 5-10 210 Jr/1L Temple, Texas
RB John Hubert   Kansas State 5-7 191 Sr/2L Waco, Texas
PK Jaden Oberkrom TCU 6-3 187 So/1L Arlington, Texas
KR Tyler Lockett   Kansas State 5-11 175 Jr/2L Tulsa, Okla.


DL Devonte Fields  TCU 6-4 240 So/1L Arlington, Texas
DL Calvin Barnett   Oklahoma State 6-2 300 Sr/3L Tulsa, Okla.
DL Jackson Jeffcoat   Texas 6-5 245 Sr/3L Plano, Texas
DL Kerry Hyder   Texas Tech 6-2 281 Sr/3L Austin, Texas
LB Bryce Hager   Baylor 6-2 235 Jr/2L Austin, Texas
LB Jordan Hicks Texas 6-2 235 Jr/2L Cincinnati, Ohio
LB Shaun Lewis Oklahoma State 5-11 225 Sr/3L Missouri City, Texas
DB Ty Zimmerman   Kansas State 6-1 204 Sr/2L Junction City, Kan.
DB Jason Verrett   TCU 5-10 176 Sr/2L Fairfield, Calif.
DB Aaron Colvin   Oklahoma 6-0 181 Sr/3L Tulsa, Okla.
DB Quandre Diggs Texas 5-10 200 Jr/2L Angleton, Texas
P Kirby Van Der Kamp   Iowa State 6-4 211 Sr/3L West Des Moines, Iowa
PR Tramaine Thompson Kansas State 5-8 167 Sr/2L Jenks, Okla.
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