OT Nate Solder was named Big 12 offensive lineman of the year.

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    Big 12 salutes Solder.

    CU left tackle Nate Solder, a 6-9, 310-pound senior from Buena Vista, was named Big 12 offensive lineman of the year Tuesday in a vote of the league's coaches.

    Solder and Smith were voted first team all-Big 12 by the coaches. No CU players were picked for the second team.

    "Coming here definitely put my life in a different direction," said Solder, a probable first-round pick in next spring's NFL draft.

    In a surprise, CU junior tailback Rodney "Speedy" Stewart did not even receive all-Big 12 honorable mention status, although eight other Buffs did.

    Stewart rushed for 1,318 yards in 12 games and, according to CU sports information officials, became the first Big 12 running back to average at least 100 yards per game and not at least be honorable mention all-league.

    "I don't know how a guy like Rodney Stewart gets left off," Cabral said. "Speedy gets my vote, for whatever that's worth."

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