17 returning starters are included; QBs Lunt, Walsh, Chelf all listed equally.
Stewart, Barnett, Gilbert lead Orange; Lowe and Lewis headline the White.
Cowboys hosted media availability session.
Comments from Mike Gundy and several members of the team.
Glenn Spencer talks about the Cowboy linebackers.
2012 Second-Team All-Big 12. Associated Press
An impact player at outside linebacker who gets his hands on the football in a lot of ways ... A first-team freshman All-American as selected by Rivals and the Football Writers Association of America, and Big 12 co-defensive freshman of the year in 2010 ... Honorable mention All-Big 12 in 2011 by the coaches and a second-team all-league pick by the Associated Press ... Has started the last 32 games for the longest active streak on the squad ... Academic All-Big 12 selection in 2012 ... Involved in a lot of big plays in his career with five interceptions, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries ... Has also scored two touchdowns in his career (against Oklahoma and Iowa State).
2012 (Junior): Continued to be one of the defense's biggest playmakers ... He finished second on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss ... Season-high in tackles was 10 against Texas ... That total included a tackle for loss and a quarterback sack ... Had nine tackles against Oklahoma, to go with a fumble recovery and two tackles behind the line of scrimmage ... Had seven tackles at Arizona and six against TCU ... Also had a sack against Iowa State ... Forced a fumble against Texas ... Had five tackles at Baylor ... In Big 12 play, he was 10th in the league with 2.5 sacks.
2011 (Sophomore): Intercepted two passes, recovered two fumbles and forced a fumble to go with his 61 tackles ... Tackle total was sixth on the team ... At Iowa State he had an interception return for 70 yards and a score (it was the second touchdown of his career) ... Also intercepted a pass at Missouri and he recovered a fumble against the Tigers in the red zone to go with nine tackles ... Was the Big 12 defensive player of the week for his efforts against Mizzou ... Also had a fumble recovery against Kansas ... Had six stops and a sack vs. the Jayhawks ... Credited with seven tackles, including two behind the line of scrimmage, at Texas A&M ... Recorded seven stops and two TFLs at Tulsa ... Had six tackles, including two behind the line of scrimmage, against OU ... A member of the Lombardi Award watch list.
2010 (Freshman): Became a starter for the final six games of the season and he seemed to improve each week ... Finished fifth in tackles with 58, second with eight tackles for loss, second with three interceptions, tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries and led the team with three forced fumbles ... Closed the regular season against Oklahoma with a 12-tackle effort that included two interceptions, one of which he returned 52 yards for a score, and a tackle for a loss ... His other interception came against Texas A&M and he returned it 28 yards to set up the game-winning field goal on the final play ... Fumble recoveries came against Texas and Louisiana and he forced fumbles against Kansas, Nebraska and Baylor ... His best tackle outings came against OU (12), K-State (8) and Kansas (7) ... Had five tackles vs. Washington State, Tulsa, Nebraska and Texas and three in the bowl win with a tackle for a loss and a pass break-up ... Had two tackles for loss against Nebraska and Kansas State ... Got his first career start at Kansas State.
High School: Rated as the No. 4 outside linebacker in the country by Scout.com ... SuperPrep, Under Armour and Tom Lemming All-America selection ... Lemming ranked him as America's No. 15 linebacker prospect ... Considered the No. 31 player in Texas by Rivals, No. 16 in the country at his position by that service and No. 233 overall in America ... SuperPrep placed him No. 15, regardless of position, in the state of Texas ... Checked in at No. 75 in America on the ESPNU 150 list ... Played in the Under Armour All-American Game ... Finalist for the Greater Houston Touchdown Club defensive player of the year after winning the award as a junior ... Member of the Texas Football Super Team ... All-stater ... District defensive player of the year ... A second-team all-stater as a junior by Associated Press and Texas Sports Writers ... Registered 94 tackles, including 19 for loss, as a senior ... Had 134 tackles with nine sacks as a junior ... Played in the 5A state championship game.
Personal: Born Dec. 28, 1991, in San Diego ... Son of Clifton and Kristie Lewis ... Has two brothers and a sister ... Also participated in basketball and track and was a member of FCA ... Had his choice of colleges, including Notre Dame, Alabama, Arizona State, LSU, Florida and Oklahoma among many others ... Sociology major.