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  2023 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas, Jr,...Mitchell, a native of Missouri City, Texas, has been an integral member of the Longhorn offense since transferring from Georgia. The wide receiver has established career highs with 45 receptions, 704 receiving yards and team-leading nine touchdowns, ranking second in the conference in touchdown receptions and 11th in receptions and yards. He has two games of multiple touchdown receptions and had a string of four consecutive games with a TD catch, tied for the sixth-longest streak in program history. Mitchell earned the conference's offensive newcomer of the week honor three times this season, following wins at Alabama (3 receptions, 78 yards, 2 TDs), versus Kansas (10 receptions, 141 yards, 1 TD) and against Kansas State (8 receptions, 149 yards 1 TD). Mitchell becomes the first Texas player to be voted as Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year. - Texas Football

Jr/2024 WR Adonai MitchellTexas
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  2023 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: RB Jonathon Brooks, Texas, So,...Brooks ranked sixth in the nation in rushing yards (1,139), seventh in rushing yards per game (113.9), and sixth in all-purpose yards (142.5). In the two games since Brooks' injury, true freshman running back CJ Baxter rushed for 117 yards at Iowa State and sophomore running back Jaydon Blue rushed for 121 yards against Texas Tech. The Longhorn offense is 14th nationally in total offense (460.4 ypg) with 188.3 rushing (24th) and 272.1 passing (31st), while scoring 34.9 points per game (21st). Banks was a second-team All-Big 12 selection last season. - Texas Football

rSo/2024 RB Jonathon BrooksTexas
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  2023 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION: Anthony Hill (LB),...Hill, a linebacker and Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year Award semifinalist, has registered 57 tackles (34 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, four quarterback hurries and two pass breakups. The Denton, Texas natives four sacks rank eighth all-time for a UT freshman and are tops among all Power 5 true freshman this season. Hill came up huge against Alabama, collecting a pair of sacks including one on Alabama's final offensive play of the game that buried the Crimson Tide deep in their own territory. He has recorded at least four tackles in 10 of 12 games this season, including a career high eight tackles against Oklahoma and TCU. Hill is the eighth Texas winner of Defensive Freshman of the Year and the first since 2018. He joins Cory Redding (1999), Derrick Johnson (2001), Rodrique Wright (2002), Brian Orakpo (2005), Quandre Diggs (2011), Malik Jefferson (2015) and Caden Sterns (2018) as Longhorns to win the award. - Texas Football

Fr/2027 OLB Anthony Hill Jr.Texas
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  2023 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: DB Jahdae Barron, Texas, Sr.,...Barron leads Texas defensive backs with 54 tackles (27 solo) and 4.5 tackles for loss and has registered one interception, one forced fumble and a career-high four pass breakups. He was a difference-maker for the Longhorns against Houston, providing a second-half spark with three timely tackles (two solo) and a pass breakup on the Cougars' final offensive play of the game that halted the drive at the Texas 10-yard line. - Texas Football

rSr/2025 CB Jahdae BarronTexas
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  2023 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: DL Byron Murphy II, Texas, Jr.,...Murphy, a junior from DeSoto, Texas, has registered 24 tackles (10 solo) and established career highs with eight tackles for loss and five sacks. He has registered at least two tackles and recorded a tackle for loss in six of 12 games this season, including a four tackle, three tackle for loss and two sack performance at Baylor. In the victory over Wyoming, Murphy caught hauled in a 1-yard touchdown reception, becoming just the fourth Texas lineman to score an offensive touchdown. He the fourth Texas player to earn Defensive Lineman of the Year, and the first since Charles Omenihu in 2018. Brian Orakpo (2008) and Poona Foord (2017) have also captured the award for the Longhorns. - Texas Football

Jr/2024 DT Byron Murphy IITexas
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  2023 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: OL Kelvin Banks Jr., Texas, So.,...Banks, a sophomore from Humble, Texas, has been the anchor of a Texas offensive line that earned semifinalist honors for the Joe Moore Award which honors the top offensive line unit in the nation. Banks and the Texas O-line opened holes for running back Jonathon Brooks, who prior to getting injured against TCU was a leading candidate for the Doak Walker Award and a midseason All-American. - Texas Football

So/2026 OG Kelvin Banks Jr.Texas
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  2023 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: TE Ja'Tavion Sanders Texas Jr.,...Sanders, who hails from Denton, Texas, was named to the All-Big 12 First Team for the second consecutive season. The sophomore has caught 31 passes for 502 yards and one touchdown. His 31 receptions and 502 receiving yards are the sixth-most in a season for a Texas tight end. At Alabama, he hauled in five passes for 114 yards, the third-most in a game for a Longhorn tight end, and at Baylor he caught five passes for 110 yards, the fourth-most in a game for a UT tight end. Additionally, his two 100-yard games are the most in a season and a career for a Texas tight end. For his career, Sanders ranks second all-time among Longhorn tight end with 85 receptions and 1,115 receiving yards and seventh with six touchdown receptions. - Texas Football

Jr/2024 TE JaTavion SandersTexas
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  12/27/23 - Bert AuburnJr/2025, Texas + More +

  2023 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: PK Bert Auburn, Texas, Jr.,...Auburn, from Flower Mound Texas, has put together one of the finest seasons for a placekicker in program history. He currently leads the Big 12 in field goal percentage (84.8 percent), field goals made (28), field goals attempted (33), total points scored (129), scoring (10.8 ppg), while his 45 extra points made are fourth in the conference and his season long field goal of 54 yards is tied for the fifth-longest of the season. Nationally, the junior leads the nation in field goals per game (2.33), field goals made and field goals attempted, while ranking second in total points scored and fourth in scoring, while his field goal percentage is 10th among kickers with 20 attempts this season and third among those with at least 25. He has established program records for field goals in a season and is two shy of the conference record, while his current streak of 19 successful field goals is the longest in program and Big 12 history. - Texas Football

Jr/2025 K Bert AuburnTexas
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  12/27/23 - Xavier WorthyJr/2024, Texas + More +

  2023 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: WR Xavier Worthy, Texas, Jr.,...Worthy, a native of Fresno, Calif., is the only player to earn first-team All-Big 12 honors at two positions, collecting his second career honor at wide receiver and first as a return specialist. The junior has caught a career-high 67 passes for 883 yards and five touchdowns and returned 20 punts for 358 yards, including a 74-yard punt return for a touchdown against BYU. He leads the Big 12 and ranks second in the nation averaging 17.9 yards per punt return, while ranking second in the conference in receiving yards and receiving yards per game (73.6) and third in receptions and receptions per game (5.6). He is just the second Longhorn to have three seasons of 60-plus receptions (Roy Williams), his punt return average ranks second in program history (Bobby Dillon - 22.3, 1950) and his 358 punt return yards are the seventh-most in a season for a Longhorn. Worthy earned first-team honors at wide receiver in 2021 and second-team honors for the 2022 season. - Texas Football

Jr/2024 WR Xavier WorthyTexas
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  12/27/23 - Jaylan FordSr/2024, Texas + More +

  2023 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: LB Jaylan Ford, Texas, Sr.,...Ford, from Frisco, Texas, earned All-Big 12 First Team honors for the second-straight year. The senior leads the Longhorns with 88 tackles (38 solo) and 10.5 tackles for loss, including one sack, while hauling in two interceptions, breaking up two passes, forcing a fumble and recovering a fumble. He has registered five or more tackles in all 12 games this season with six games of at least eight tackles. His three takeaways this season have led to two Longhorn touchdowns and a field goal, while his forced fumble led to a Texas field goal. Dating back to last season, he has takeaways in nine of his last 18 games, while his six career interceptions are fourth all-time among Texas linebackers. - Texas Football

Sr/2024 ILB Jaylan FordTexas
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  2023 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: DL T'Vondre Sweat, Texas, Sr.,...Sweat, a finalist for the Outland Trophy, was one of three unanimous selections and earned first-team all-conference accolades for the first time in his career. The Huntsville, Texas has had a breakout season, establishing career highs with 40 tackles, 16 solo tackles, eight tackles for loss, two sacks and four pass breakups, while adding a blocked kick on an Iowa State point after attempt that was scooped up by Austin Jordan and returned 82 yards for a two-point score for Texas. The super senior has also been named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year. Sweat is the sixth Longhorn recipient of Defensive Player of the Year, and the first since Malik Jefferson in 2017. Sweat is the second consecutive defensive lineman to win the award after K-State's Felix Anudike-Uzomah a year ago. Casey Hampton (2000), Derrick Johnson (2004), Brian Orakpo (2007) and Jackson Jeffcoat (2013) represent the other Texas winners of the award. - Texas Football

rSr/2024 DT TVondre SweatTexas
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  2023 BIG 12 OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Adonai Mitchell, Texas, WR, Jr.,...Mitchell, a native of Missouri City, Texas, has been an integral member of the Longhorn offense since transferring from Georgia. The wide receiver has established career highs with 45 receptions, 704 receiving yards and team-leading nine touchdowns, ranking second in the conference in touchdown receptions and 11th in receptions and yards. He has two games of multiple touchdown receptions and had a string of four consecutive games with a TD catch, tied for the sixth-longest streak in program history. Mitchell earned the conference's offensive newcomer of the week honor three times this season, following wins at Alabama (3 receptions, 78 yards, 2 TDs), versus Kansas (10 receptions, 141 yards, 1 TD) and against Kansas State (8 receptions, 149 yards 1 TD). Mitchell becomes the first Texas player to be voted as Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year. - Texas Football

Jr/2024 WR Adonai MitchellTexas
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  2023 BIG 12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: T'Vondre Sweat, Texas, DL, Sr.,...Sweat, a finalist for the Outland Trophy, was one of three unanimous selections and earned first-team all-conference accolades for the first time in his career. The Huntsville, Texas has had a breakout season, establishing career highs with 40 tackles, 16 solo tackles, eight tackles for loss, two sacks and four pass breakups, while adding a blocked kick on an Iowa State point after attempt that was scooped up by Austin Jordan and returned 82 yards for a two-point score for Texas.

The super senior has also been named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year. Sweat is the sixth Longhorn recipient of Defensive Player of the Year, and the first since Malik Jefferson in 2017. Sweat is the second consecutive defensive lineman to win the award after K-State's Felix Anudike-Uzomah a year ago. Casey Hampton (2000), Derrick Johnson (2004), Brian Orakpo (2007) and Jackson Jeffcoat (2013) represent the other Texas winners of the award. - Texas Football


rSr/2024 DT TVondre SweatTexas
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  11/30/23 - Trey MoorerSo/2026, Texas + More +

  2023 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Trey Moore, LB, UTSA,...Moore was named Defensive Player of the Year in UTSA's first season as an American Athletic Conference member after he finished the regular season with an FBS-leading 14 sacks, leaving him a half-sack shy of The American's single-season record. Moore is sixth nationally with 17.5 tackles for loss and has 45 total tackles to go with an interception, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery. - AAC Football

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  2023 BIG 12 DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Byron Murphy II, Texas, DL, Jr.,...Murphy, a junior from DeSoto, Texas, has registered 24 tackles (10 solo) and established career highs with eight tackles for loss and five sacks. He has registered at least two tackles and recorded a tackle for loss in six of 12 games this season, including a four tackle, three tackle for loss and two sack performance at Baylor. In the victory over Wyoming, Murphy caught hauled in a 1-yard touchdown reception, becoming just the fourth Texas lineman to score an offensive touchdown. He the fourth Texas player to earn Defensive Lineman of the Year, and the first since Charles Omenihu in 2018. Brian Orakpo (2008) and Poona Foord (2017) have also captured the award for the Longhorns. - Texas Football

Jr/2024 DT Byron Murphy IITexas
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