Hope everyone had a merry Christmas yesterday! Lest your mind and body are still swimming from too many hours assembling toys and wolfing down too much honeybaked ham, let this be your reminder that Baylor football is only a little more than 24 hours away from its third straight bowl appearance.
Baylor and UCLA will square off Thursday night at 8:45 p.m. CT in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, to be televised on ESPN. Since the Bears’ last game nearly a month ago, a host of honors have rolled in for Baylor players; here’s a look at some of the folks you’ll see play tomorrow night — some of them for the last time in a Baylor uniform:
- A Biletnikoff Award finalist (Terrance Williams)
- A Campbell Trophy finalist (Nick Florence)
- A Davey O’Brien Award semifinalist (Florence)
- 2 AP All-Americans (Cyril Richardson, Williams)
- 1 unanimous first-team All-American (Williams)
- The Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Florence)
- The Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year (Lache Seastrunk)
- The Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year (Richardson)
- 2 All-Big 12 first team selections (Richardson, Williams)
- 13 All-Big 12 second team/honorable mention selections (Troy Baker, Ahmad Dixon, Florence, Bryce Hager, Aaron Jones, Cameron Kaufhold, Eddie Lackey, Terrance Lloyd, Jordan Najvar, Tevin Reese, Lanear Sampson, Seastrunk, Ivory Wade)
- An Academic All-American (Florence)
- 18 Academic All-Big 12 selections (Baker, Alex Bonilla, Rhett Butler, Trevor Clemens-Valdez, Spencer Drango, Florence, Clay Fuller, Jake Jackson, Najvar, Levi Norwood, Kevin Park, Bryce Petty, Matt Ritchey, Marcus Santa-Cruz, Brody Trahan, Michael Valdez, Chris Winkler, Erik Wolfe)
- The FootballScoop Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year (Kaz Kazadi)
Whether you’re in San Diego for the bowl, at home watching on TV, or joining your fellow Bears at watch parties across the country, enjoy the game!
Sic ’em, Bears!