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McKivitz West Virginia’s lone preseason all-Big 12 representative

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia offensive lineman Colton McKivitz is the Mountaineers’ only representative on this year’s preseason all-Big 12 team, which was released Tuesday. The team is selected by a vote of media members who cover the league.

McKivitz is entering his fourth year as a starter on the West Virginia offensive line. He has made 35 straight starts, playing primarily as a right tackle. The Jacobsburg, Ohio native is moving to left tackle this season to replace NFL draftee Yodny Cajuste.

According to Pro Football Focus, McKivitz has allowed eight sacks in his 1,459 career pass-blocking snaps at West Virginia. He was named all-Big 12 honorable mention as a sophomore and junior.

Oklahoma led all schools with six players on the all-conference team. Texas, TCU and Iowa State were next up with four players each.

Selections for the preseason individual awards were quarterback Sam Ehlinger (Texas) as Offensive Player of the Year, linebacker Kenneth Murray (Oklahoma) as Defensive Player of the Year and quarterback Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma) as Newcomer of the Year.

The Big 12 will release its preseason media poll on Wednesday.

Preseason all-Big 12 team


QB: Sam Ehlinger, Texas

RB: Pooka Williams, Kansas

RB: Chuba Howard, Oklahoma State

RB: Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma

WR: CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma

WR: Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State

WR: Jalen Reagor, TCU

OL: Colton McKivitz, West Virginia

OL: Jack Anderson, Texas Tech

OL: Zach Shackleford, Texas

OL: Lucas Niang, TCU

OL: Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma

PK: Cameron Dicker, Texas

KR/PR: CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma


DL: James Lynch, Baylor

DL: JaQuan Bailey, Iowa State

DL: Ray Lima, Iowa State

DL: Reggie Walker, Kansas State

DL: Corey Bethley, TCU

LB: Clay Johnston, Baylor

LB: Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma

LB: Marcel Spears Jr., Iowa State

DB: Greg Eisworth, Iowa State

DB: Caden Sterns, Texas

DB: A.J. Green, Oklahoma State

DB: Jeff Gladney, TCU

DB: Adrian Frye, Texas Tech

P: Kyle Thompson, Kansas