Although the Big 12’s coaches determined Kansas junior defensive tackle Daniel Wise belonged on their all-conference first team, neither Wise nor any of his KU teammates received the same distinction when the Associated Press unveiled its all-league selections Friday.
Both defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. and linebacker Joe Dineen joined Wise on the AP’s Big 12 second team, as did senior tight end Ben Johnson. Armstrong, Dineen and Johnson also made the coaches’ All-Big 12 second team.
Wise led KU (1-11) in sacks in 2017, with 7.0. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound tackle from Lewisville, Texas, also was credited with 53 total tackles, 16.0 tackles for loss, a pass breakup, a forced fumble and five quarterback hurries.
Armstrong, a 6-4, 246-pound end from Houston, didn’t meet his Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year expectations, but recorded 63 total tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, forced three fumbles, recovered a fumble, broke up four passes and accounted for seven QB hurries.
Dineen led not only Kansas but also the entire Big 12 with 137 total tackles and 25.0 tackles for loss (a new KU single-season record). The redshirt junior linebacker from Lawrence also made 2.5 sacks, forced a fumble, broke up two passes and earned credit for two QB hurries.
In Johnson’s senior season, the tight end from nearby Basehor turned in his most productive year at KU. Johnson caught 30 passes for 363 yards and a touchdown, with his longest reception netting 57 yards.
The 2017 AP All-Big 12 team was selected by a panel of 19 sports writers and sportscasters who regularly cover the league.
QB - Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, 6-1, 220, Sr., Austin, Texas
RB - Justice Hill, Oklahoma St., 5-10, 185, So., Tulsa, Oklahoma
RB - David Montgomery, Iowa St., 5-11, 219, So., Cincinnati
T - Orlando Brown, Oklahoma, 6-8, 345, Jr., Duluth, Georgia
T - Dalton Risner, Kansas St., 6-5, 300, Jr., Wiggins, Colorado
G - Ben Powers, Oklahoma, 6-4, 310, Jr., Wichita, Kansas
G - Marcus Keyes, Oklahoma St., 6-3, 300, So., Port Allen, Louisiana
C - Erick Wren, Oklahoma, 6-1, 306, Sr., Mesquite, Texas
TE - Mark Andrews, Oklahoma, 6-5, 254, Jr., Scottsdale, Arizona
WR - James Washington, Oklahoma St., 6-0, 205, Sr., Stamford, Texas
WR - David Sills V, West Virginia, 6-4, 203, Jr., Wilmington, Delaware
All-Purpose - KaVontae Turpin, TCU, 5-9, 153, Jr., Monroe, Louisiana
K - Matthew McCrane, Kansas St., 5-10, 165, Sr., Brownwood, Texas
DE - Mat Boesen, TCU, 6-4, 240, Sr., Torrance, California
DE - Ben Banogu, TCU, 6-4, 245, Jr. McKinney, Texas
DT - Poona Ford, Texas, 6-0, 305, Sr., Hilton Head, South Carolina
DT - Will Geary, Kansas St., 6-0, 306, Sr., Topeka, Kansas
LB - Malik Jefferson, Texas, 6-3, 240, Jr., Mesquite, Texas
LB - Joel Lanning, Iowa St., 6-2, 230, Sr., Ankeny, Iowa
LB - Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma, 6-1, 240, Sr., Houston
CB - D.J. Reed, Kansas St., 5-9, 188, Jr., Bakersfield, California
CB - Ranthony Texada, TCU, 5-10, 170, Sr., Frisco, Texas
S - DeShon Elliott, Texas, 6-2, 210, Jr., Rockwall, Texas
S - Kamari Cotton-Moya, Iowa St., 6-2, 198, Sr., Bakersfield, California
P - Michael Dickson, Texas, 6-3, 205, Jr., Sydney, Australia
QB - Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma St., 6-5, 230, Sr., Rock Hill, South Carolina
RB - Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma, 6-2, 218, So., Katy, Texas
RB - Justin Crawford, West Virginia, 6-0, 200, Sr., Columbus, Georgia
T - Jake Campos, Iowa St., 6-8, 300, Sr., West Des Moines, Iowa
T - Zachary Crabtree, Oklahoma St., 6-7, 310, Sr., Mansfield, Texas
G - Matt Pryor, TCU, 6-7, 338, Sr., Long Beach, California
G - Dru Samia, Oklahoma, 6-5, 302, Jr., Sacramento, California.
C - Brad Lundblade, Oklahoma St., 6-3, 300, Sr., Argyle, Texas
TE - Ben Johnson, Kansas, 6-5, 245, Sr., Basehor, Kansas
WR - Allen Lazard, Iowa St., 6-5, 222, Sr., Urbandale, Iowa
WR - Keke Coutee, Texas Tech, 5-11, 180, Jr., Lufkin, Texas
All-Purpose - D.J. Reed, Kansas St., 5-9, 188, Jr.
K - Austin Seibert, Oklahoma, 5-9, 210, Jr., Belleville, Illinois
DE - Dorance Armstrong Jr., Kansas, 6-4, 246, Jr., Houston
DE - Jordan Brailford, Oklahoma State, 6-3, 250, So., Tulsa, Oklahoma
DT - DeQuinton Osborne, Oklahoma St., 6-0, 305, Sr., Grand Prairie, Texas
DT - Daniel Wise, Kansas, 6-3, 290, Jr., Lewisville, Texas
LB - Travin Howard, TCU, 6-1, 213, Sr., Longview, Texas
LB - Joe Dineen, Jr., Kansas, 6-2, 230, Jr., Lawrence, Kansas
LB - Dakota Allen, Texas Tech, 6-1, 235, Jr., Humble, Texas
CB - Kris Boyd, Texas, 6-0, 200 Jr., Gilmer, Texas
CB - Brian Peavy, Iowa St., 5-9, 190, Jr., Houston
S - Tre Flowers, Oklahoma St., 6-3, 200, Sr., Converse, Texas
S - Nick Orr, TCU, 5-10, 187, Sr. S, DeSoto, Texas
P - Nick Walsh, Kansas St., 5-11, 207, Sr., Lyndon, Kansas
Coach of the year — Matt Campbell, Iowa State
Offensive player of the year — Baker Mayfield, QB, Sr., Oklahoma
Defensive player of the year — Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE/LB, Sr., Oklahoma
Newcomer of the year — Will Grier, QB, Jr., West Virginia