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It’s finally time to release our SIS All-Conference teams. We used our all-encompassing player value stat, Total Points, along with other metrics and our scouting work as leading references in putting together our team of selections for 2023, plus some honorable mentions.

You can learn more about Total Points and the statistics referenced here.

These picks are meant to honor this season’s best-of-the-best in the Big 12.


Position Name School
QB Dillon Gabriel Oklahoma
RB RJ Harvey UCF
WR Jayden Higgins Iowa State
WR Adonai Mitchell Texas
TE Ben Sinnott Kansas State
FLEX Ollie Gordon II Oklahoma State
OT Kelvin Banks Jr. Texas
OT Amari Kight UCF
OG Cooper Beebe Kansas State
OG Hayden Conner Texas
OC John Lanz TCU

Dillon Gabriel ran away from the pack leading all Big 12 QBs in EPA, Positive%, and Bust%. RJ Harvey finished 3rd in the conference in Points Earned and led all RBs in receiving points earned (minimum 20 targets). Jayden Higgins and Adonai Mitchell finished 1 and 2 respectively in Receiving Points Earned in the conference. Ben Sinnott led all Big 12 TEs in Points Earned and led in Positive% for the position as well. And the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and Doak Walker winner, Ollie Gordon II, led the conference in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.

John Lanz led all centers in Blown Block% and Total Points. Kelvin Banks Jr. and Amari Kight finished 2nd and 4th respectively at the tackle position in Points Earned. Kight also finished the year with a very respectable 0.8% BB%. Cooper Beebe and Hayden Conner took the 1 and 2 spots for guards in Total Points which landed them top 10 across the FBS as well.


Position Name School
DT T’Vondre Sweat Texas
DT Byron Murphy II Texas
EDGE Collin Oliver Oklahoma State
EDGE Tre’Mon Morris-Brash UCF
LB Danny Stutsman Oklahoma
LB Jaylan Ford Texas
CB Jacob Parrish Kansas State
CB Jakob Robinson BYU
S Beau Freyler Iowa State
S Deshawn Pace Cincinnati
FLEX Cobee Bryant Kansas

T’Vondre Sweat led all DTs in Run Defense Points Saved while teammate Byron Murphy II led all DTs in pass rush Points Saved. Collin Oliver led all pass rushers in Points Saved and led the conference in total pressures. Tre’mon Morris-Brash finished 2nd in total pressures, 2nd in sacks, and 1st in tackles for loss. 

Danny Stutsman finished 1st in pass defense and rush defense Points Saved. Jaylan Ford finished Top 5 in both pass defense and rush defense Points Saved for the LB position, and had a conference best 12.3 Passer Rating Against. 

Jacob Parrish, Beau Freyler, and Jakob Robinson finished 1st, 2nd, and 5th respectively in pass defense Points Saved. Deshaun Pace finished the season 3rd in Run Defense Points Saved for the safety position and led the position with 10 tackles for loss. Cobee Bryant finished 3rd overall in Run Defense Points Saved in the Big 12.


Position Name School
K Bert Auburn Texas
P Ryan Rehkow BYU
Returner Drae McCray Texas Tech

Bert Auburn finished the year with 29 makes on 35 attempts, which led the conference in both categories.

Ryan Rehkow led the conference in punt average, was tied for the longest punt, and was also tied for first with 25 punts inside the 20.

Drae McCray led the conference with the most kick return yards, which was 3rd-best across the whole FBS.

Honorable Mentions

Name School
RB DJ Giddens Kansas State
RB Devin Neal Kansas
RB Tahj Brooks Texas Tech
WR Javon Baker UCF
WR Lawrence Arnold Kansas
WR/RET Xavier Worthy Texas
TE Mason Fairchild Kansas
OL KT Leveston Kansas State
LB Nickloas Martin Oklahoma State
LB Anthony Hill Jr. Texas
CB Mello Dotson Kansas
S Billy Bowman Jr. Oklahoma

Tahj Brooks finished 1st in Rushing Points Earned  in the conference (minimum 100 carries). Javon Baker led the conference in intended air yards. Xavier Worthy led the conference in punt return yards, finishing with a whopping 234 more yards than 2nd place. Nickolas Martin led the conference in tackles. And, Billy Bowman Jr. led the conference in interceptions with 6.

Check out this year’s NFL Draft site to see how we feel some of these players project to the NFL.

Total Points, stats, and ranks as of 3/12/2023