Devonte Fields, Lache Seastrunk earn Big 12 preseason honors

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer

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 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 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 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.

OFFENSE

WRJosh StewartOklahoma State5-10185Jr/2LDenton, Texas
TEJace Amaro Texas Tech6-5257Jr/2LSan Antonio
OLCyril Richardson Baylor6-5335Sr/3LFort Worth, Texas
OLCornelius Lucas Kansas State6-9328Sr/2LNew Orleans
CGabe Ikard Oklahoma6-4295Sr/3LOklahoma City
OLTrey Hopkins Texas6-4300Sr/3LGalena Park, Texas
OLLe'Raven ClarkTexas Tech6-5303So/1LRockdale, Texas
WREric WardTexas Tech6-0204Sr/3LWichita Falls, Texas
QBCasey PachallTCU6-5230Sr/3LBrownwood, Texas
RBLache SeastrunkBaylor5-10210Jr/1LTemple, Texas
RBJohn Hubert Kansas State5-7191Sr/2LWaco, Texas
PKJaden OberkromTCU6-3187So/1LArlington, Texas
KRTyler Lockett Kansas State5-11175Jr/2LTulsa, Okla.

DEFENSE

DLDevonte Fields TCU6-4240So/1LArlington, Texas
DLCalvin Barnett Oklahoma State6-2300Sr/3LTulsa, Okla.
DLJackson Jeffcoat Texas6-5245Sr/3LPlano, Texas
DLKerry Hyder Texas Tech6-2281Sr/3LAustin, Texas
LBBryce Hager Baylor6-2235Jr/2LAustin, Texas
LBJordan HicksTexas6-2235Jr/2LCincinnati, Ohio
LBShaun LewisOklahoma State5-11225Sr/3LMissouri City, Texas
DBTy Zimmerman Kansas State6-1204Sr/2LJunction City, Kan.
DBJason Verrett TCU5-10176Sr/2LFairfield, Calif.
DBAaron Colvin Oklahoma6-0181Sr/3LTulsa, Okla.
DBQuandre DiggsTexas5-10200Jr/2LAngleton, Texas
PKirby Van Der Kamp Iowa State6-4211Sr/3LWest Des Moines, Iowa
PRTramaine ThompsonKansas State5-8167Sr/2LJenks, Okla.
 
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