The Hornung Award is one of college football's newest trophies, established just before last season and won by Stanford fullback/linebacker Owen Marecic.
Marecic was the personification of what the award is about, and a great first winner.
In short, it goes to college football's most versatile talent. Usually, that means receivers or running backs that double as return men, but there's plenty of interesting talents on the preseason watch list.
Here's who made it from the Big 12.
Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M
Gray ran for more than 1,000 yards last season and returned kicks for the first