Here are the all-Big 12 Conference teams for football and volleyball

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Football and volleyball seasons within the Big 12 Conference have ended for the 2021-2022 school year. Here are the athletes who garnered all-league honors within football and volleyball.

Football

Peoria High's Eddie Clark runs the ball during the playoff game in Peoria Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. The Mustangs beat the Lions 50-42.
Peoria High's Eddie Clark runs the ball during the playoff game in Peoria Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. The Mustangs beat the Lions 50-42.

First-team offense

Big 12 offensive player of the year - Eddie Clark (Peoria High)

Offensive lineman - Jack Weltha (Bloomington, senior); Zion Williams (Normal Community, senior); Drew Rustemeyer (Normal Community, senior); Mikkel Flores (Peoria Notre Dame, senior); Gabe Byrne (Champaign Centennial, senior); Dylan Duvall (Normal West, senior); James Hodskins (PND, senior)

Tight ends - Max Ziebarth (Normal West, senior)

Receivers - Terance Washington (Normal Community, senior); Deatric Pollard (Peoria High, senior); Braylon Peacock (Centennial, senior); Jack Young Jr. (Centennial, senior); Jerome Cranford (Manual, senior)

Backs - *Eddie Clark (Peoria High, senior); *Chase Mackey (Normal Community, senior); Charlie Dawson (PND, senior); William Ludolph (PND, senior); Brandon Harvey (Centennial, junior); Tommy Davis (Normal Community, sophomore); Jayvin Miles (Danville, senior); Marcus Griffin (Bloomington, junior)

Kickers - Ryan Millmore (Normal Community, junior)

Punt/kick returner - Chris Taylor (Normal Community, junior)

*Unanimous selection

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Second-team offense

Offensive lineman - Angelo Hightower (PND, senior); Cannon Mackey (Normal Community, junior); Correyon Netters (Peoria High, senior)

Tight ends - Landon Newby-Holesome (Peoria High, junior)

Receivers - JaMarcus Webb (Normal West, senior); Shakeel Thomas (Manual, senior); Adam Beasley (Bloomington, junior)

Backs - Jono Edmonson (Normal west, senior); David Navarra (Centennial, senior); Tino Gist (Peoria High, sophomore); Joseph Mushinsky (PND, senior); Braylon Peacock (Centennial, senior); Brady Boatwright (Centennial, senior)

Kickers - Cameron Anderson (Bloomington, senior)

Pun/kick returner - Tommy Davis (Normal Community, sophomore); Braylon Peacock (Centennial, senior); Jono Edmonson (Normal West, senior)

Manual's Shakeel Thomas (2) and teammate Louis Bailey celebrate Thomas' successful two-point conversion against Richwoods in the first half Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at Peoria Stadium. The Rams defeated the Knights 22-20.
Manual's Shakeel Thomas (2) and teammate Louis Bailey celebrate Thomas' successful two-point conversion against Richwoods in the first half Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at Peoria Stadium. The Rams defeated the Knights 22-20.

Honorable mention offense

Offensive lineman - Carter Elston (Normal Community, senior); Tyler Fankowiak (Normal Community, senior); Isaiah Wright (Manual, senior); Damiyon Smith (Richwoods, senior); Jeremiah Young (Centennial, sophomore); Deuce Thornton (Peoria high, freshman); Ben Jorczak (Normal West, sophomore)

Tight ends - Martin Prentiss (PND, senior)

Receivers - Ricky Hearn (Peoria High, junior); David Navarra (Centennial, senior)

Backs - Micah McGuire (Danville, sophomore); Cory Wysinger (Richwoods, junior); Jonathan Bolden (Richwoods, senior); Landon Newby-Holesome (Peoria High, junior); Tristen White (Manual, senior)

Kickers - Charlie Woolsey (PND, junior)

Punt/kick returner - Adam Beasley (Bloomington, junior); Charlie Dawson (PND, senior)

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First-team defense

Big 12 defensive player of the year - Jack Weltha (Bloomington)

Defensive lineman - *Javon Smith (Normal Community, senior); *Tyus Jackson (Bloomington, senior); Semaj Taylor (Danville, senior); Guillermo (Normal Community, senior); Saveion Brent (Peoria High, senior); Tristan Glover (Normal West, senior)

Linebackers - *Tye Niekamp (Normal Community, senior); Jack Weltha (Bloomington, senior); Brock Leenerman (Normal West, junior); Brandon Harvey (Centennial, junior); Tommy Harris Jr. (Danville, junior); Jakhim Hon (Peoria High, senior)

Defensive backs - *Camden Maas (Normal Community, senior); Jacob Wright (Peoria High, senior); Alex Osmulski (PND, senior); Tanner Cupples (Normal West, junior); Rahmello Law (Centennial, senior); Braylon Peacock (Centennial, senior)

Punter - Ryan Millmore (Normal Community, junior)

*Unanimous selection

Second-team defense

Defensive lineman - Mark Horton (Normal Community, senior); Cole Wilson (Normal Community, senior); Jack Barnhart (Centennial, sophomore); Tejuan Smith (Peoria High, junior); James Hodskins (PND, senior)

Linebackers - Dylan Wert (Normal West, senior); Cedrick Beckum (Peoria High, senior); William Ludolph (PND, senior); Mikkel Flores (PND, senior)

Defensive backs - Chris Taylor (Normal Community, junior); Kenny Rutherford (Peoria High, junior); Tyler Jones (Danville, senior); Charlie Dawson (PND, senior)

Punter - Owen Senn (Normal West, junior)

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Metamora's Kaden Hartnett (8) snags Peoria Notre Dame quarterback Evan Elward in the second half Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Metamora. The Redbirds defeated the Irish 28-15.
Metamora's Kaden Hartnett (8) snags Peoria Notre Dame quarterback Evan Elward in the second half Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Metamora. The Redbirds defeated the Irish 28-15.

Honorable mention defense

Defensive lineman - Landon Newby-Holesome (Peoria High, junior); Kaleb Gibbs (Normal West, junior); Samuel Pollard (Danville, senior)

Linebackers - Evan Elward (PND, senior); Caleb Robinson (Danville, sophomore); Brandon Simmons (Urbana, senior); David Navarra (Centennial, senior); Jack Young (Centennial, senior)

Defensive backs - Joseph Mushinsky (PND, senior); Jerome Cranford (Manual, senior); Matthew Thomas (Danville, junior); Tashawn Ruffin (Bloomington, junior); Jacob Davis (Normal West, junior); Xavier Edwards (Normal West, junior); Wyanye Hosea (Normal West, junior); TJ Starks (Champaign Central, sophomore)

Punter - Phillip Shaw (Danville, sophomore)

Volleyball

First team

Katie Barger (Bloomington, junior); Ashlynn Perry (Centennial, senior); *Meg Rossow (Champaign Central, junior); Bri Becker (Central, senior); Olivia Gustafsson (Central, junior); *Isabelle McCormick (Normal Community, senior); Katie Kraft (Normal Community, senior); Sophia Feeney (Normal Community, junior); *Averie Hernandez (Normal West, senior); *Sydney Sennett (Normal West, junior); Ellie Rink (Normal West, freshman); Emily Baele (Peoria Notre Dame, junior); Dejah Foster (Richwoods, junior)

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Second team

Mia DeJesus (Centennial, senior); Sydnie Williams (Central, senior); Bridget Cassady (Central, freshman); Olivia Price (Normal Community, sophomore); Sydney Chong (Normal Community, senior); Olivia Corson (Normal Community, sophomore); Sydnie Hernandez (Normal West, sophomore); Alannah Blanks (Normal West, senior); Gillian McDaniel (PND, senior); Jasmin Armstrong (Richwoods, senior); Nora Davenort (Urbana, sophomore)

Honorable mention

Kaitlyn Taylor (Bloomington, junior); Riley McJunkin (Centennial, junior); Lynae Ward (Danville, senior); Mary Schmitt (Peoria High, senior); Martaya Ewing (Manual, senior); Claire Girard (PND, junior); Kaitlyn Cassidy (PND, freshman); Sanai Snyder (Richwoods, junior); Mariah Cade (Richwoods, junior); Sammi Christman (Urbana, sophomore)

*Unanimous selection

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