Four Jayhawks pick up All-Big 12 honors from Associated Press

Second Team All-Big 12 (Coaches, AP)

Second Team All-America (Sports Illustrated)
Honorable Mention All-America (SB Nation)
First Team All-Big 12 (Waco Tribune-Herald)
Second Team All-Big 12 (Coaches, AP)

Second Team All-Big 12 (Coaches, AP)

First Team All-Big 12 (Coaches, Waco Tribune-Herald)
Second Team All-Big 12 (AP)

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Four Kansas football players were recognized as All-Big 12 honorees from the Associated Press Friday, as senior tight end Ben Johnson and juniors defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr., linebacker Joe Dineen Jr., and defensive tackle Daniel Wise each picked up second team recognition. 
Johnson, a Basehor, Kansas native, was one of KU’s top offensive weapons in 2017 as he finished the season with 30 receptions, good for 363 yards and a touchdown—all career-high marks. Johnson, who also earned second team honors from the Big 12 coaches, averaged 12.1 yards per catch from his tight end position and was also a vital member of the Jayhawk special teams.
Armstrong, a native of Houston, Texas, finished his third season in the Crimson and Blue with 63 total tackles, including 9.0 TFLs and 1.5 sacks. Additionally, he hurried the quarterback seven times, had four pass breakups, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Armstrong was also tabbed Second Team All-Big 12 by the conference coaches.
Dineen, a Lawrence, Kansas native, led the Big 12 conference in total tackles (137), tackles-for-loss (25.0) and solo tackles (93). His 7.8 solo tackles per game also led the FBS, while his 2.1 TFLs per contest ranked third in the FBS. His 25.0 TFLs set a new KU single-season record. He finished the 2017 campaign ranked fourth in the FBS in total tackles. Dineen added two pass breakups, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble during the season.
Dineen recently picked up Second Team All-America honors from Sports Illustrated, the first Jayhawk to do so since Aqib Talib in 2007. Additionally, he was recognized as an Honorable Mention All-American from SB Nation. He also earned First Team All-Big 12 honors from the Waco Tribune-Herald.
A Lewisville, Texas native, Wise had one of the best seasons of any defensive lineman in the Big 12 as he turned in 16.0 tackles-for-loss, including 7.0 sacks. His 17.0 TFLs ranks second in the Big 12 in 2017 and 11th in the FBS rankings. Wise’s 7.0 sacks ranks fourth in the Big 12 and tied for 44th in the FBS. For the season, Wise recorded 53 total tackles, one forced fumble, one pass breakup and five quarterback hurries to go along with his sacks and TFLs. Wise earned First Team All-Big 12 honors from the conference coaches and the Waco Tribune-Herald.



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