The AP named their All-Big 12 team and six Huskers were named to the first team. Five of the six were honored by the Big 12 coaches earlier this week offensive guard Ricky Henry, defensive tackle Jared Crick, linebacker Lavonte David, cornerback Prince Amukamara and safety Eric Hagg. Joining those five on the AP first-team unit was senior place-kicker Alex Henery.
David was named the league’s Defensive Newcomer of the Year. David ranks second in the Big 12 in tackles per game, David was also runner-up to Oklahoma’s Jeremy Beal for Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Taylor Martinez was chosen as the AP Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year. Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was a second-team All-Big 12 pick, and seven Huskers earned honorable-mention accolades. Bo Pelini sees even better things next year from Dennard as he follows in the footsteps of Amukamara.