WVU Places One On All-Big 12 Preseason Football Team
West Virginia offensive lineman Colton McKivitz is the Mountaineers’ lone selection to the 2019 All-Big 12 preseason football team as voted on by the media. The Jacobsburg, Ohio native is a three-year starter at tackle for the Mountaineers, playing in 38 games and starting 35. His 35 starts run consecutively and lead all returning WVU players in 2019. He is a two-time All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection and a three-time Academic All-Big 12 Second-Team selection. He saw action on 950 plays in 2018, including 870 on offense and helped pave the way for the offense to average 512.3. yards of total offense per game, ranking No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 10 nationally. In 2017, he lead the team with 986 plays.
McKivitz prevented a WVU shutout on the 29-man squad, which included 15 offensive and 14 defensive players. The Mountaineers and Kansas State each had one player selected. Oklahoma lead the league with five picks, followed by Iowa State, Texas, Oklahoma State and TCU (four each), and Baylor, Texas Tech and Kansas (two each).
Offensive players selected included one quarterback, three running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end (listed as a fourth WR on the league’s social media reveal), five offensive linemen, one placekicker and one kick returner. Defensively, five linemen, three linebackers, five defensive backs and one punter were selected.
The all-conference team includes 10 seniors, 12 juniors and seven sophomores.
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger was selected as the preseason offensive player of the year, while Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray earned the defensive selection. Teammate Jalen Hurts, who will run the Sooner offense, was tabbed as the Newcomer of the Year.
Pos Name School Ht Wt Class Hometown
QB Sam Ehlinger3 Texas 6-3 230 Jr. Austin, Texas
RB Pooka Williams Jr.1 Kansas 5-10 170 So. New Orleans, La.
RB Kennedy Brooks3 Oklahoma 5-11 209 So. Mansfield, Texas
RB Chuba Hubbard Oklahoma State 6-1 207 So. Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
WR CeeDee Lamb3 Oklahoma 6-2 191 Jr. Richmond, Texas
WR Tylan Wallace 1 Oklahoma State 6-0 185 Jr. Fort Worth, Texas
WR Jalen Reagor2 TCU 5-11 195 Jr. Waxahachie, Texas
TE Grant Calcaterra 1 Oklahoma 6-4 233 Jr. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
OL Creed Humphrey3 Oklahoma 6-5 315 So. Shawnee, Okla.
OL Lucas Niang2 TCU 6-7 328 Sr. New Canaan, Conn.
OL Zach Shackelford2 Texas 6-4 305 Sr. Belton, Texas
OL Jack Anderson2 Texas Tech 6-5 320 Jr. Frisco, Texas
OL Colton McKivitz3 West Virginia 6-7 312 Sr. Jacobsburg, Ohio
PK Cameron Dicker2 Texas 6-1 201 So. Austin, Texas
KR/PR CeeDee Lamb Oklahoma 6-2 191 Jr. Richmond, Texas
DL James Lynch2 Baylor 6-4 290 Jr. Round Rock, Texas
DL JaQuan Bailey2 Iowa State 6-2 255 Sr. Jacksonville, Fla.
DL Ray Lima2 Iowa State 6-3 305 Sr. Los Angeles, Calif.
DL Reggie Walker K-State 6-2 250 Sr. Ponchatoula, La.
DL Corey Bethley3 TCU 6-2 290 Jr. Katy, Texas
LB Clay Johnston2 Baylor 6-1 232 Sr. Abilene, Texas
LB Marcel Spears Jr.3 Iowa State 6-1 218 Sr. Olathe, Kan.
LB Kenneth Murray2 Oklahoma 6-2 243 Jr. Missouri City, Texas
DB Greg Eisworth1 Iowa State 6-0 205 Jr. Grand Prairie, Texas
DB A.J. Green2 Oklahoma State 6-1 190 Sr. DeSoto, Texas
DB Jeff Gladney2 TCU 6-0 183 Sr. New Boston, Texas
DB Caden Sterns1 Texas 6-1 205 So. Cibolo, Texas
DB Adrian Frye1 Texas Tech 6-1 190 So. Houston, Texas
P Kyle Thompson2 Kansas 6-4 222 Jr. El Cajon, Calif.
1 2018 All-Big 12 First Team selection; 2 2018 All-Big 12 Second Team selection; 3 2018 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention