Particulars: 6-2/210, Sr.
High school: Tuscola (Texas) Jim Ned
Buzz: McCoy has set a national major-college record for career victories by a starting quarterback. He has completed 70.5 percent of his passes while throwing for 3,512 yards and 27 touchdowns this season.
Particulars: 6-1/205, Sr.
High school: Angleton (Texas) High
Buzz: He filled in for an injured Kendall Hunter and emerged as one of the Big 12's best. Toston was second in the conference in rushing with 1,177 yards and scored 11 TDs.
Particulars: 6-3/200, Jr.
High school: Cedar Hill (Texas) High
Buzz: Briscoe's 15.92 yards per catch led the Big 12. He had 84 receptions for 1,337 yards and nine TDs, and he has said he will enter the NFL draft.
Particulars: 6-5/300, Sr.
High school: Houston Bush
Buzz: An Outland Trophy finalist, Okung was named the league's top lineman by conference coaches. He has posted 127 knockdown blocks and allowed just one sack.
Particulars: 6-7/334, Sr.
High school: Longview (Texas) Spring Hill
Buzz: He enjoyed a dominant season as the top blocker on an offense that ranked seventh in the nation. He was better this season than he was last season, when he was on some All-America teams.
Particulars: 6-3/240, Jr.
High school: DeSoto (Texas) High
Buzz: Miller leads the nation with 17 sacks, which is more than the Aggies managed as a team last season. His sack total was the second-highest in school history.
Particulars: 6-4/300, Sr.
High school: Portland (Ore.) Grant
Buzz: A finalist and probably the favorite for all the major defensive awards, Suh has a shot at the Heisman, too. He has posted an amazing 82 tackles, with 12 sacks, 23 tackles for loss and 11 passes defended. He blocked three kicks, too.
Particulars: 5-10/197, Soph.
High school: West Orange (Texas) Stark
Buzz: A Thorpe Award finalist, Thomas leads the Big 12 with eight interceptions. He also is second among Texas players with 71 tackles.
Particulars: 6-2/175, Jr.
High school: Omaha (Neb.) Burke
Buzz: Henery has made 20-of-24 field-goal attempts, including eight from at least 40 yards. His longest is a 52-yarder. Three of his misses were from at least 50 yards.
Particulars: 6-1/215, R-Fr.
High school: Tulsa (Okla.) Union
Buzz: Way leads the Big 12 with a 45.5-yard average on 57 punts. He has had 20 punts that covered at least 50 yards and 15 were killed inside the 20.
Particulars: 5-7/150, Sr.
High school: Garner (N.C.) High
Buzz: He led the Big 12 and was fourth in the nation among players with at least 20 returns with a 29.8-yard average. He had four returns for touchdowns.