Three Missouri football players were named first-team All-Big 12 on Tuesday by league coaches. Senior center Tim Barnes, junior tight end Michael Egnew and sophomore defensive end Aldon Smith all earned the honor.
Barnes made the squad for the first time, anchoring an offense that has helped guide the Tigers to a 10-2 record. Egnew, a finalist for the 2010 Mackey Award, was named after leading the nation’s tight ends with 83 receptions for 698 yards and four touchdowns. Smith, the 2009 Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year, was honored for the first time despite missing three games early in the year because of a broken leg.
Sophomore wide receiver T.J. Moe and junior defensive end Jacquies Smith both earned second-team All-Big 12 honors, and offensive linemen Elvis Fisher, Dan Hoch and Austin Wuebbels, quarterback Blaine Gabbert, linebackers Andrew Gachkar and Zaviar Gooden, safety Jarrell Harrison, defensive end Brad Madison, placekicker Grant Ressel, defensive lineman Terrell Resonno and cornerback Kevin Rutland were named to the honorable mention team.