Six Big 12 players grace ESPN’s preseason All-America team

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In a year that could possibly be the last of the conference’s existence, the Big 12 is absolutely loaded with talent.

On Thursday, ESPN released their All-America team selections which featured six Big 12 players.

It is no surprise that there are this many in the preseason, and when the season wraps up, there very well could be more Big 12 players on the All-America team. According to ESPN’s FPI rankings, the Big 12 conference will be the second-toughest conference in the nation, as there are six Big 12 teams ranked inside the top 35.

The Big 12 as a whole has lost its cachet as of late due to the conference having inconsistent play from essentially everyone not named Oklahoma, but this year will likely be different. The conference has not been this well-rounded in over five years, and if this is the last year of the conference’s existence, it will be a heck of a way to go out.

Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa State, Kansas State, and TCU each had a player selected, so let’s take a look at the elite Big 12 players that are on ESPN’s All-America team.

Spencer Rattler, Quarterback, Oklahoma

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Breece Hall, Iowa State, Running Back

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Bijan Robinson, Texas, Running Back

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Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State, All-Purpose

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Ochaun Mathis, TCU, Defensive End

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Nik Bonitto, Oklahoma, Linebacker

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