Nine Big 12 players make USA TODAY Sports’ preseason All-America team for 2021

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College football is upon us.

Many teams and players are beginning to receive recognition for the upcoming 2021 season. Whether that be the Coaches Poll, AP Poll, or individual honors for an All-America team.

USA TODAY Sports released their college football preseason All-America team for the 2021 season last week. Nine Big 12 players were mentioned on the first and second teams.

Clemson led the way with six picks overall, while Iowa State had the most selections from the Big 12 conference with four. Texas’ Bijan Robinson and Iowa State’s Breece Hall were the two first-team selections at running back.

Hall could challenge for 2,000 rushing yards after averaging 131 yards per game and scoring 21 touchdowns in an abbreviated 2020 season. Robinson came on strong late in his debut year and should be the focal point of new Texas coach Steve Sarkisian’s explosive offensive scheme. – Paul Myerberg

Take a look at each Big 12 player that received first or second team honors on USA TODAY Sports’ college football preseason All-America team:

Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma (QB)

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First team honors

Breece Hall, Iowa State (RB)

Breece Hall
Breece Hall

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First team honors

Bijan Robinson, Texas (RB)

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

First team honors

Charlie Kolar, Iowa State (TE)

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First team honors

Nik Bonitto, Oklahoma (LB)

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First team honors

Mike Rose, Iowa State (LB)

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First team honors

Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State (RB)

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Second team honors

Greg Eisworth, Iowa State (S)

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Second team honors

Phillip Brooks, Kansas State (RET)

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Second team honors

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