Did you know that this is one of the awards Robert Griffin III didn't win in 2011? Yeah, Andrew Luck took it home, leaving the opportunity for Petty to become the first Baylor winner ever this year. Let's go ahead and do that, Bryce.
Considering this award can go to either a defensive or offensive player -- Manti Te'o took it home in 2012-- the Watch List for it is actually pretty interesting. This year, the Big 12 has just four players on the list in Petty, TCU's Devonte Fields, KSU's Tyler Lockett, and OU's Trevor Knight. 4 out of a total of 50 is a bit underwhelming for the conference, if we're being honest.
As far as I know, this is the last Watch List of national renown for us to follow. By my count, Baylor had 8 different players honored across the 15 major awards, several of them more than once. To recap who was nominated for what (links go to individual posts for that award):
P Spencer Roth: Ray Guy
Congrats to all of Baylor's nominees/honorees!