Originally Published: Dec 1, 2009 12:13 PM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
STILLWATER, Oklahoma -- Four Oklahoma State players were named first-team All-Big 12 team, including senior left tackle Russell Okung who was voted the Big 12 offensive lineman of the year.
Okung has now made the squad two years in a row, and has anchored the Cowboys offensive line since his sophomore season protecting the quarterback’s blind side since.
Okung is joined by senior running back Keith Toston, junior fullback Bryant Ward and senior cornerback Perrish Cox.
It’s the first selection for Toston and Ward, while Cox has always been known for his return skills – including being named second-team returner this season–but was honored this year for the first time as a defender. Cox recorded 36 tackles, four interceptions and led the team in passes broken up with 15.
Toston rushed for 1,177 yards, 11 touchdowns, averaged 5.4 yards per carry and nearly 100 yards per game. The senior was asked to step in after an early-season injury to Kendall Hunter, and out-performed expectations.
The Cowboys had six players named honorable-mention All-Big 12: quarterback Zac Robinson, wide receiver Hubert Anyiam, linebackers Patrick Lavine and Andre Sexton and defensive linemen Ugo Chinasa and Swanson Miller.
The Oklahoma Sooners also had four players named first-team All-Big 12.
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