While the Sooners DB Dominic Franks misspoke that Tim Tebow was not the 4th best QB in the Big 12, statistics could support Mr. Franks trash talk. And since we care only about points and consistency in fantasy college football there were many QBs deserving attention for the Fantasy College Blitz 2008 Big 12 All-Fantasy Team.
Unfortunately there is only one slot, and you guessed correctly it (and the B12 Player of the Year) went to the Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford.
QB: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma (3710 pass yds, 42 TD pass) – the offensive line kept him upright, his tremendous coterie of wideouts and TEs got open, and he finished the seaosn with one of the highest efficiency ratings ever. Easy choice despite very good seasons from TTs Graham Harrell, Missouri’s Chase Daniel, Texas’ Colt McCoy and Oklahoma State’s Zac Robinson.
RB1: Kendall Hunter, Okla State (1439 rush yds, 14 TD). Cowboy fans liken him to Barry Sanders but that may be a bit much. Also in high supply is Hunter’s yards per carry (6.45, second in nation with 200+ carries) and Big 12 leading 135 yards from scrimmage per game.
RB2: Derrick Washington, Mizzou (909 rush yds, 16 rush TDs, 2 TD rec). Great start for a freshman on a squad that will run the ball when they have the talent. I am willing to bet for bigger things from Washington as the Tigers groom a new QB.
RB3: DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma (923 yards rush, 13 TDs, 379 yd rec, 4 rec TD) – injury prone yes, but when healthy one of the country’s best al-purpose talents.
WR1: Dez Bryant, Okla State (1222 rec yd, 16 TD). Just unstoppable (left), and stepped up his game late in the season. You can argue he only statted versus lower competition, but he was a permastarter for a reason.
WR2: Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech (1072 rec yds, 18 TD). The standard by which all college wide receivers should be measured.
WR3: Jeremy Maclin, Mizzou (1052 rec yd, 10 TD and 2 rush TD) and TDs by return. Like Crabtree is off to the NFL for 2009.
TE1: Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma (12 TDs) slight edge over Missouri TE Chase Coffman who only had 10 TD but more yards. It is all about the endzone.
PK: Jeff Wolfert, Mizzou (114 pts) – doesn’t get any better than Woffert, likely the first kicker drafted in many leagues and fully deserving of the honor.
DEF/ST Missouri (5 DEF/ST TDS) – yes, they gave up TONS of yards but the TDs generated by the DBs and Maclin on kick returns more than made up for it.
Congratulations to our Big 12 All-Fantasy team.