Per a release from the conference Charlie Kolar, JaQuan Bailey, and Greg Eisworth were all named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team.
2020 All-Big 12 Offense
|QB||Sam Ehlinger 3||Texas||Sr.||Austin, Texas|
|RB||Pooka Williams Jr. 1||Kansas||Jr.||New Orleans, La.|
|RB||Chuba Hubbard 1^||Oklahoma State||Jr.||Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada|
|FB||Nick Lenners 1||Kansas State||Jr.||Lincoln, Neb.|
|WR||Andrew Parchment 3||Kansas||Sr.||Fort Lauderdale, Fla.|
|WR||Charleston Rambo||Oklahoma||Jr.||Cedar Hill, Texas|
|WR||Tylan Wallace 2^||Oklahoma State||Sr.||Fort Worth, Texas|
|TE||Charlie Kolar 1||Iowa State||Jr.||Norman, Okla.|
|OL||Creed Humphrey 1^||Oklahoma||Jr.||Shawnee, Okla.|
|OL||Adrian Ealy 2||Oklahoma||Jr.||Gonzales, La.|
|OL||Teven Jenkins 3||Oklahoma State||Sr.||Topeka, Kan.|
|OL||Samuel Cosmi 2^||Texas||Jr.||Humble, Texas|
|OL||Jack Anderson||Texas Tech||Jr.||Frisco, Texas|
|PK||Gabe Brkic 2||Oklahoma||So.||Chardon, Ohio|
|KR/PR||Joshua Youngblood 1||Kansas State||So.||Tampa, Fla.|
2020 All-Big 12 Defense
|DL||JaQuan Bailey||Iowa State||Sr.||Jacksonville, Fla.|
|DL||Wyatt Hubert 1||Kansas State||Jr.||Topeka, Kan.|
|DL||Ronnie Perkins 2||Oklahoma||Jr.||St. Louis, Mo.|
|DL||Eli Howard 2||Texas Tech||Sr.||San Angelo, Texas|
|DL||Darius Stills||West Virginia||Sr.||Fairmont, W.Va.|
|LB||Terrel Bernard 2||Baylor||Jr.||La Porte, Texas|
|LB||Garret Wallow||TCU||Sr.||New Orleans, La.|
|LB||Joseph Ossai 3||Texas||Jr.||Conroe, Texas|
|DB||Greg Eisworth 1||Iowa State||Sr.||Grand Prairie, Texas|
|DB||Kolby Harvell-Peel 1||Oklahoma State||Jr.||College Station, Texas|
|DB||Trevon Moehrig 1||TCU||Jr.||Spring Branch, Texas|
|DB||DShawn Jamison||Texas||Jr.||Houston, Texas|
|DB||Caden Sterns||Texas||Jr.||Cibolo, Texas|
|P||Austin McNamara 1||Texas Tech||So.||Gilbert, Ariz.|
1 - First Team selection in 2019.
2 - Second Team selection in 2019.
3 - Honorable Mention in 2019
^ - Unanimous Preseason Team selection
None of those selections should come as a surprise to Iowa State fans. RS Junior Charlie Kolar is widely recognized as one of the best tight ends in college football, and has a good chance to be a Mackey Award finalist in 2020. Kolar was also named to the Biletnikoff Award List earlier today.
The most valuable tight end returning to college football in 2020:— PFF College (@PFF_College) July 3, 2020
Iowa State's Charlie Kolar pic.twitter.com/YPUzFhIG4T
RS Senior JaQuan Bailey was the 2019 Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year before eventually shutting down his season early due to injury, so it’s not a huge shock that he retains his place among the Big 12 elite.
RS Senior Greg Eisworth is the final pick for the Cyclones. Since transferring to Iowa State from JUCO, Eisworth has been one of the most consistent performers in the secondary in the conference, and has been the linchpin around which the Cyclone defensive renaissance has revolved around.
Greg Eisworth making Ta'Zhawn Henry wish he was somewhere else. pic.twitter.com/I29B7UdE9E— Wide Right & Natty Lite (@WideRtNattyLt) May 21, 2020
Oklahoma State’s Heisman-contending running back Chuba Hubbard picked up Preseason Offensive Player of the Year honors, while West Virginia’s Darius Stills picked up the honor on Defense. Spencer Rattler picked up Preseason Newcomer of the Year honors ahead of his highly anticipated season as the quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners.