Missouri's Josey, Egnew named First Team All-Big 12 by coaches

From the University of Missouri

A pair of University of Missouri football players were named to the 2011 All-Big 12 Conference First Team, as announced Wednesday morning by the league conference. Selections are made by the league's 10 head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players. Sophomore tailback Henry Josey earned All-Conference honors for the first time in his career, while senior tight end Michael Egnew was selected as an All-Big 12 First Team member for the second straight season.

Josey emerged as one of the nation's top running backs in 2011, helping pace the conference's best rushing attack in the Big 12 with an average of 8.1 yards per carry. Despite missing the last two games with a season-ending knee injury, Josey finished the year with 116.80 rushing yards per game, tops in the conference and 12th-most in the NCAA. In all, Josey carried the ball 145 times for 1,191 yards while scoring nine times on the ground. Egnew, a 2010 First Team All-American, finished the regular season with 47 catches for 484 yards and three touchdowns.

Senior DE Jacquies Smith earned Second Team honors for the second consecutive season, while sophomore DB E.J. Gaines and junior P Trey Barrow were recognized for the first time. Nine other Tigers (DT Dominique Hamilton, OL Dan Hoch, DB Kenji Jackson, LB Luke Lambert, WR T.J. Moe, OL Jayson Palmgren, DT Sheldon Richardson, DB Braylon Webb and OL Austin Wuebbels) won honorable mention acclaim.



Henry Josey (RB - So.)

5-10, 190, Angleton, Texas (Angleton)

Michael Egnew (TE - Sr.)

6-6, 245, Plainview, Texas (Plainview)


Jacquies Smith (DE - Sr.)

6-4, 255, Dallas, Texas (South Oak Cliff)

E.J. Gaines (DB - So.)

5-10, 185, Independence, Mo. (Fort Osage)

Trey Barrow (P - Jr.)

6-1, 195, Moberly, Mo. (Moberly)


Dominique Hamilton (DT - Sr.)^

6-5, 305, El Paso, Texas (Chapin)

Dan Hoch (OL - Sr.)

6-7, 320, Harlan, Iowa (Harlan)

Kenji Jackson (S - Sr.)

5-10, 200, Mansfield, Texas (Mansfield)

Luke Lambert (LB - Sr.)

6-3, 230, Brookfield, Mo. (Brookfield)

T.J. Moe (WR - Jr.)

6-0, 195, O'Fallon, Mo. (Fort Zumwalt West)

Jayson Palmgren (OL - Sr.)

6-2, 305, Kansas City, Mo. (North Kansas City)

Sheldon Richardson (DT - Jr.)*

6-4, 290, St. Louis, Mo. (College of the Sequoias)

Braylon Webb (DB - RsFr.)+

6-0, 200, Gilmer, Texas (Gilmer)

Austin Wuebbels (OL - Sr.)

6-4, 295, Troy, Ill. (Triad)

^-Received vote(s) for Defensive Lineman of the Year

*-Received vote(s) for Newcomer of the Year

+-Received vote(s) for Defensive Freshman of the Year