DALLAS, Texas — Kansas and West Virginia were the only two schools that failed to land a player on the All-Big 12 preseason team released Wednesday.

The 26-player team, selected by media members who cover the league, features five players from Texas and Kansas State, along with four each from TCU and Texas Tech.

Though WVU failed to place a player on the offensive, defensive or special-teams units, recently enrolled transfer Charles Sims was predicted as the league’s Newcomer of the Year.

Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk—a 1,012-yard rusher last season—was selected Offensive Player of the Year and TCU defensive end Devonte Fields was selected the top defensive player.

The preseason poll will be released Thursday.

Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl Hometown
WR Josh Stewart Okla State 5-10 185 Jr Denton, Texas
TE Jace Amaro Texas Tech 6-5 257 Jr San Antonio, Texas
OL Cyril Richardson Baylor 6-5 335 Sr Fort Worth, Texas
OL Cornelius Lucas K-State 6-9 328 Sr New Orleans, La.
C Gabe Ikard Oklahoma 6-4 295 Sr Oklahoma City, Okla.
OL Trey Hopkins Texas 6-4 300 Sr Galena Park, Texas
OL Le’Raven Clark Texas Tech 6-5 303 So Rockdale, Texas
WR Eric Ward Texas Tech 6-0 204 Sr Wichita Falls, Texas
QB Casey Pachall TCU 6-5 230 Sr Brownwood, Texas
RB Lache Seastrunk Baylor 5-10 210 Jr Temple, Texas
RB John Hubert K-State 5-7 191 Sr Waco, Texas
PK Jaden Oberkrom TCU 6-3 187 So Arlington, Texas
KR Tyler Lockett K-State 5-11 175 Jr Tulsa, Okla.
Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl Hometown
DL Devonte Fields TCU 6-4 240 So Arlington, Texas
DL Calvin Barnett Okla. State 6-2 300 Sr Tulsa, Okla.
DL Jackson Jeffcoat Texas 6-5 245 Sr Plano, Texas
DL Kerry Hyder Texas Tech 6-2 281 Sr Austin, Texas
LB Bryce Hager Baylor 6-2 235 Jr Austin, Texas
LB Jordan Hicks Texas 6-2 235 Jr Cincinnati, Ohio
LB Shaun Lewis Okla. State 5-11 225 Sr Missouri City, Texas
DB Ty Zimmerman K-State 6-1 204 Sr Junction City, Kan.
DB Jason Verrett TCU 5-10 176 Sr Fairfield, Calif.
DB Aaron Colvin Oklahoma 6-0 181 Sr Tulsa, Okla.
DB Quandre Diggs Texas 5-10 200 Jr Angleton, Texas
P Kirby Van Der Kamp Iowa State 6-4 211 Sr West Des Moines, Iowa
PR Tramaine Thompson K-State 5-8 167 Sr Jenks, Okla.
bubble graphic


bubble graphic


  • Big Will

    I love the mountaineers and will always support them. That doesn't mean I won't be dissappointed if they struggle and look bad.
    I will not, however, give up on them.

  • tony

    I think every game has yet to be played and we will see.

  • RamblinMan

    I see alot of prognastications of WVU having a winnig season in 2013. Delusions of granduer. I'm sure many of those claiming WVU will win 9 games are the same ones who last two years claimed WVU would have 12-0 seasons. WVU didn't even finish close to going 12-0. Many must have forgotten the Pinstripe Bowl loss last year, to a lowly Syracuse team. What uninspired football WVU played in that game. Pathetic football. Pathetic play. Pathetic coaching. That seems to be the mantra of WVU football under Holgorsen, no heart, no inspired play, no defense. 4-8 in 2013.

  • Shadow

    Big Larry is right on. WVU fans should start practicing their "Wait till next year" Chant.

  • Mike

    Big Larry is Right & wrong at the same time, his numbers are right and if I wasn't a WVU fan I would say he is alright... but I am a WVU fan and I believe in every player on our team wants to win down deep in there soul, with heart a three star player becomes a five star player and all your numbers can be thrown out the window.


  • Ragweed

    I am a Marshall fan, because Marshall is in my home state, they play good football, they have a good program, and I like Doc in spite of him leaving WVU.

    However, first and foremost, I am a Mountaineer fan. I even spent a few years in Morganhole myself (walked out of my house to walk the two blocks to old Mountaineer field several times. I even go to a game now, when I can.

    So, "Ol' Lar", "Ol' Bud," keep your mouth to yourself when you are on the Mountaineer blog. If you want to bad mouth us, do it on the Marshall blog. If you want to offer something responsible and constructive, do it anywhere. Don't be a coward and write crap just because nobody can come through your monitor to get at your throat.

  • 1oleWVUFan

    I am rather optimistic about the 2013 Football Season and here is why:
    - Coach Patterson now runs the Defense and coaches the Linebackers
    - Coach DeForest is back at doing what he does best and that is coaching Special Teams
    - Coach Slaughter will continue to improve the DL which is the strength of the Defense going into the 2013 Season
    - Coach Mitchell is now in control of the CBs
    - Coach Dawson is back coaching the QBs
    - Coach Seider is back coaching the RBs
    - Coach Crook is back in WV to coach the OL

    These are all very good coaches and if we have paid attention to them in the past years, these coaches know what they are doing.

    For the first time in 3-Seasons, I'm not concerned about the kicking game for we now have quality kickers who will be doing the punting, kick-offs and field-goals.

    and for the 1st time in 3-Season's we'll have a quality running game with: Cody Clay, Charles Sims, Mario Alford, Dreamius Smith, Wendell Smallwood, Dustin Garrison and Andrew Buie.

    WVU also has a good group of receivers with: Connor Arlia, Kevin White, Sheldon Golson, and if Ivan McCartney brings his 'A' Game he can be an asset here as well, along with Will Johnson.

    The weakest part of the 2013 Team, as I see it, is the OL. I just don't think Crook has the talent on OL to make things happen like he did at USC.

    I can easily see WVU winning 9 or 10 Games in 2013. Last year, a reporter for the Metro wrote that something took place on the team after the Texas Game that caused 2 players to leave the team and the 5-Game losing streak. I just hope whatever it was that it doesn't repeat in 2013.

    And I look for WVU to beat Oklahoma in Oklahoma and to be 4-0 after the MD game.

  • Phil M.

    Why would a Marshall fan even want to comment on a BCS program that has never lost a BCS Bowl Game and never lost to little brother (Marshall).

    My advice Larry, just shut up !!

  • Chris

    WVU can't recruit with the big 12? What happened to Texas the last few years loaded with 5 star talent every year and they stink recruiting can be over rated and is most of the time. WVU will surprise this year including beating Oklahoma at there own place mark it down.

  • Cb

    I personally lve when wvu is under the radar, for one people don't have crazy expectations, usually the team is more cohesive, and the talent is definitely there.

    Not saying they are big 12 champs by any means but they will hold their own. Who knows anything about this years team? Certainly not the opponents, the defense looks to have improved greatly. I know that there was plenty of room for it.

  • Wixcheew

    You play the hand you are dealt!
    If you want a better hand you have
    to draw more cards or fold and
    get a new hand until you get the
    cards you want You may take some lumps and you might luck
    out and get a royal flush you did
    not know you had like Marshall
    did when they had a 15-0 mark
    that year when they discovered
    Chad Pennington. Maybe WVU
    could find an ace like that I hope
    they do West Virginia needs both
    schools to do well If you search
    hard enough you will find good

  • Wixcheew

    Talk on the field performance talks
    everything else walks. As for Marshall their conference is now
    the new big east or whatever they
    are calling it now. It is not their fault
    other outfits are raping everybody's
    leagues No Marshall is not in there
    just the rest of the league is!!

  • paul

    A 7-5 season would be a major accomplishment this year

    • BH

      Paul, right now that projection sounds pretty good.
      But, who knows? LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!

  • TX Hunter

    We can't win the conference every year. No team is capable of pulling off such a miracle. We have a pretty good program (14th in all-time winning percentage?) that we should be proud of. I seem to recall a season in 2005 with two unproven QBs and no clear leader until Bednarik got hurt...that season turned out pretty well. We don't need to abandon ship because we're not picked to win the league. From my observations as a lifelong fan, we seem to do best when the least is expected of us and have a little trouble living up to lofty preseason rankings. Every team that plays WVU will have a fight on their hands this year. I predict a scrappy team that won't go away easily and might just finish with an invite to the Alamo Bowl.

    Let's Go!!!!

  • Big Larry

    I must give most of the class an "F" because as usual...you were not paying attention.

    Contrary to the one-sided opinions of most of you in here, I am a WVU fan and have been since about 1960...

    Ever heard of Chuck Kinder? The only player in college football to ever wear the number 100? Didn't think so...Anyway He was the punter/kicker for WVU and I used to shag balls for him when I was a kid.

    Most of you reading this were not even born until about 1990. So you have no clue as to what happened, what is happening or what is going to happen..

    I would love for the Mountaineers to go undefeated and win a National Title...However I am a realist and I know that is never going to happen...and you know it is never going to happen...at least not in our lifetime.

    So with all that being said...Shut the heck up!