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Every Texas football player who made Athlon Sports’ All-Big 12 team

Texas is stacked with talent heading into the 2023 season. That much was evident by Athlon Sports’ preseason all-conference team. Several Longhorns made the list with a handful of surprises.

As with any national media analysis, it’s difficult to get thorough insight on any individual team. However, we can gather the general view analysts have outside of the Texas bubble.

What’s clear from Athlon’s rankings is that the publication has high expectations for Byron Murphy II, who checks in as a first-team player in the Big 12 and fourth-team All-American in their predictions.

Wide receiver Xavier Worthy and left tackle Kelvin Banks made the second-team All-American list, while tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders, linebacker Jaylan Ford and safety Jalen Catalon join Murphy among the third-team and fourth-team Longhorns.

Here’s a look at each Texas All-Big 12 designation for the 2023 season.

Xavier Worthy

Team: First-team

Position: Wide Receiver

Year: Junior

Ja'Tavion Sanders

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Aaron E. Martinez/Austin American-Statesman via USA TODAY NETWORK

Team: First-team

Position: Tight End

Year: Redshirt Sophomore

Kelvin Banks Jr.

Team: First-team

Position: Offensive Tackle

Year: Sophomore

Byron Murphy II

Team: First-team

Position: Defensive Tackle

Year: Junior

Jaylan Ford

Team: First-team

Position: Linebacker

Year: Redshirt Junior

Jalen Catalon

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Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Team: First-team

Position: Safety

Year: Senior

Keilan Robinson

Team: First-team

Position: Kick Returner

Year: Senior

Jordan Whittington

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Team: Second-team

Position: Wide Receiver

Year: Redshirt Senior

Christian Jones

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Team: Second-team

Position: Offensive Tackle

Year: Redshirt Senior

T'Vondre Sweat

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Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Team: Second-team

Position: Defensive Tackle

Year: Senior

Barryn Sorrell

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Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Team: Second-team

Position: Edge rusher

Year: Junior

Bert Auburn

Team: Second-team

Position: Kicker

Year: Redshirt Sophomore

Quinn Ewers

Team: Third-team

Position: Quarterback

Year: Redshirt Sophomore

Jake Majors

Team: Third-team

Position: Center

Year: Redshirt Junior

Jahdae Barron

Team: Third-team

Position: Defensive Back

Year: Senior

Ryan Sandborn

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Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Team: Third-team

Position: Punter

Year: Senior

Ryan Watts

Team: Fourth-team

Position: Defensive Back

Year: Senior

Jerrin Thompson

Team: Fourth-team

Position: Defensive Back

Year: Senior

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire