10 four-star prospects, five Texas first-team all-staters headline the group of 23.
A list of honors and awards secured by OSU football players in 2012.
Several OSU football players share Christmas memories.
Began his career as a tight end but made the transition to defensive line as a sophomore ... An Academic All-Big 12 selection as a freshman and a senior ... A popular player with the fans and his teammates.
2012 (Senior): Has played in every game and was a starter at defensive end against Savannah State, Louisiana, Texas, TCU, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Baylor and Purdue ... Had a season-high four tackles against Texas and Kansas ... Had three stops against Arizona and two against Baylor ... Had tackles for loss against Arizona and Kansas ... Had one tackle in the bowl win over Purdue.
2011 (Junior): Sat out the Missouri game due to minor injury ... Had two tackles against Louisiana, Arizona, Tulsa and Baylor ... Intercepted a pass at Texas Tech ... Had a pass break-up vs. Kansas State ... Had a tackle for a four-yard loss against Baylor ... Had a fumble recovery at Texas ... Recorded a quarterback sack in the season opener against Louisiana ... Had three tackles, including one for a three-yard loss, in the win over No. 4 Stanford.
2010 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games and ended the season with 11 tackles ... Completed the season with his best game: a four-tackle effort against Arizona in the Valero Alamo Bowl ...That total included a quarterback sack ... Had two tackles at Kansas, including one for a 1-yard loss ... Picked up his first career quarterback sack against Tulsa ... Had two tackles against Texas A&M ... Credited with solo stops against Baylor and Texas.
2009 (Freshman): Saw action in all 13 games as a tight end and got his first career start at Oklahoma ... Ended the year with three catches for 34 yards ... Had two catches for 28 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown, at Baylor ... Grabbed a six-yard reception at Iowa State.
High School: A SuperPrep All-American after a standout senior season on both sides of the ball ... SuperPrep listed him as the No. 28 prospect in the Midlands region ... An Oklahoma all-stater at defensive end as selected by the state's coaches ... Member of The Oklahoman's Little All-City team ... Selected by Scout.com as the sixth best prospect in the state ... Rivals.com designated him as the nation's 22nd best tight end prospect and as the seventh best player in the state ... Caught 16 passes for 195 yards during his senior season ... His defensive numbers included 60 tackles and 10 quarterback sacks ... Had 50 tackles and 12 receptions as a junior ... Held scholarship offers from several Big 12 programs.
Personal: Born March 29, 1990, in Oklahoma City ... Son of John and Vicki Bassett ... Played on a 10-3 state semifinalist team at Tuttle ... Majoring in health promotion ... Considering a career in college coaching when his playing days are concluded ... Served as a mentor for a fourth-grade physical education class at Tuttle.