The Big 12 is known for offense, so it only makes sense that there are a handful of players on the offensive side of the football that will be in the running for Big 12 Player of the Year honors at the end of the season. But is there a defensive player worthy of being recognized among such company?
Absolutely, there is.
We should be preparing for another fun year in the Big 12 with some explosive wide receivers ready to stretch the field and a couple of running backs returning after 1,000-yard years. Of course, there is also at least one defensive player ready to take his game up to another level this season.
Here is a look at five of the top players in the Big 12 entering the 2013 season.