Five Colorado offensive players named to Big 12 first team


Saturday, November 24th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



DALLAS (AP) _ Five Colorado offensive players were named to the Coaches All Big 12 Conference's first team Friday, the same day the Buffaloes piled up nearly 600 yards in their 62-36 upset of No. 2 Nebraska.

No. 14 Colorado, which wrapped up the Big 12 North title Friday, led the conference with eight first-team players selected by Big 12 coaches.

Running back Cortlen Johnson, tight end Daniel Graham, kicker Jeremy Flores and offensive linemen Victor Rogers and Andre Gurode made the first team on offense for Colorado.

Fourth-ranked Oklahoma had six players on the first team: offensive lineman Frank Romero, defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson, interior lineman Tommie Harris, linebacker Rocky Calmus; defensive back Roy Williams and punter Jeff Ferguson.

No. 5 Texas, which beat Texas A&M 21-7 Friday, had four players on the first team: offensive lineman Mike Williams, receiver Roy Williams, defensive lineman Cory Redding and defensive back Quentin Jammer.

Nebraska had three first-teamers, including quarterback Eric Crouch, who went over 1,000 yards rushing for the season in Friday's loss to Colorado.

Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas combined for 40 of the selections on the first, second and third teams.

Running back Ricky Williams was Texas Tech's only first-team player.

Baylor, which has lost 29 straight conference games, didn't have any players on the team.