The Associated Press All-Big 12 honors, chosen by 18 media members covering the league, were also released Wednesday, and there were a few differences from the Big 12 coaches' all-league teams.
Bailey was again a first-team choice at wide receiver, while Austin was a first-team pick as a utility player.
Mountaineers named to the second team on the AP list were Austin at wide receiver, Madsen at center and Smith at quarterback. Earning honorable mention for WVU were Jeff Braun and Pat Eger (offensive line), Will Clarke (defensive line), Isaiah Bruce, Josh Francis and Terence Garvin (linebackers) and Joseph (defensive back).
Kansas State's Klein was also AP's Big 12 offensive player of the year. He received 14 of the 18 votes, while Austin got three and Baylor's Williams received the other one.
TCU's Fields was the AP choice for defensive player of the year. AP voters also selected two newcomers of the year - Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk on offense and Fields on defense.
The first official Pinstripe Bowl event was held Wednesday at Yankee Stadium when West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen and Syracuse coach Doug Marrone were involved in a press conference there.
Their teams meet Dec. 29 at Yankee Stadium, reviving a 60-year-old rivalry that appeared dead when West Virginia left the Big East for the Big 12 this season.
"Hopefully our experience in New York playing Syracuse will be better than last year, which was not very pleasant for West Virginia,'' Holgorsen said during the largely ceremonial event.
Indeed, West Virginia's game against the Orange, last season in Syracuse, was a 49-23 SU rout. Syracuse also holds a two-game winning streak over the Mountaineers after WVU had won eight straight in a series that has been played 59 times, including 57 in a row since 1955.
"We've been talking about wanting to play a game in New York,'' Holgorsen said. "And so it's fantastic to be able to play a bowl game here and strike up one of the rivalries that existed with Syracuse.''
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