Posted July 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
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West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith is the Big 12 preseason Offensive Player of the Year, beating out Oklahoma's Landry Jones. The league on Wednesday released its preseason All-Big 12 teams, selected by media members who cover the conference. Texas lineman Alex Okafor is the preseason Defensive Player of the Year and is one of three Longhorn defenders selected to the all-league team. Oklahoma State's Joseph Randle and Texas's Malcolm Brown earned nods at running back, with Oklahoma's Kenny Stills picked at wide receiver. Iowa State's linebacker duo of Jake Knott and A.J. Klein both made the cut along with Kansas State's Arthur Brown. Freshman wide receiver Trey Metoyer of Oklahoma is the preseason Newcomer of the Year. --- Online: Big 12 preseason team: http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB-LANGC&ATCLID205501191&DB-OEM-ID10410
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