Petty earns Offensive Player of the Year honors.
Bears have six representatives on first team, seven on second team.
Senior becomes third Bear recognized by league in 2013.
Art Briles discussed the upcoming season opener against Wofford
Baylor returns 15 starters and 47 letterman from last season's Holiday Bowl champion team.
Baylor football takes on Oklahoma at home
Baylor vs. Iowa State - USATSI Gallery
2013 ALL-BIG 12, UNANIMOUS FIRST TEAM
2012 ALL-BIG 12, SECOND TEAM
2013 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12, SECOND TEAM
2-TIME BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL
Two-time All-Big 12 linebacker in two seasons at Baylor after transferring from junior college... Led team in interceptions and TFL as junior (four and 10.5 respectively in 2012) and senior (three [tied for lead] and 13.0 in 2013)... Ranked fifth in school history, at time of departure, in career yards-per-interception-return (23.43) and seventh in career interception return yards (164 on seven picks)... Starter on back-to-back Baylor bowl teams, including 2013 squad that won Big 12 championship and qualified for school's first BCS bowl... Started all 26 games at Baylor, totaled 212 tackles (135 solo, 23.5 TFL for 100 yards), 6.5 sacks for 61 yards, 13 QB hurries, seven interceptions (164 yards, three TDs), three PBUs, two forced fumbles and two fumbles recovered... Three-time Big 12 Defensive Player of Week honoree... Consensus 2013 All-Big 12 first-teamer as senior... Former transfer from Riverside (Calif.) Community College, mid-year signee enrolled at Baylor in January 2012... Timed at 4.53 in 40-yard dash, broad jump measured at 10 feet, 6 inches... Recorded hang clean of 395 pounds... 2013 Academic All-Big 12 second team honoree... Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.
2013 (Senior): Started all 13 games as senior (nine at outside backer, final four at MLB), earned consensus All-Big 12 first-team honors... Team-leader in tackles (108), TFL (13.0) and interceptions (tied, three)... Ranked fifth in Big 12 conference with 13.0 tackles for loss... Named to Academic All-Big 12 second team... Nine tackles, one for loss, in season-opening win over Wofford... Totaled one sack (eight yards), one hurry and six tackles (five solo) in win over ULM in third game... Two hurries, one sack and two tackles for loss in win over West Virginia in fourth game... Had 10 tackles and forced fumble in win at K-State in fifth game... Earned Big 12 Defensive Player of Week honors (Oct. 21) after totaling eight tackles (1.5 TFL), one sack (12 yards) and fumble recovery in win over Iowa State in sixth game... Had eight tackles (one TFL), one hurry and key interception in win over No. 12 Oklahoma in eighth game... Played final four games at middle linebacker in place of injured Bryce Hager... Made team-high 12 tackles (1.5 TFL) and shared sack vs. No. 11 Oklahoma State in 10th game... Scored on key 54-yard interception return, and added six tackles, 21-yard sack and QB hurry to lead Baylor to road win over TCU in 11th game... Made season-high 13 tackles (lead team), including two for loss, along with QB hurry and PBU in historic win over No. 23 Texas that clinched Big 12 championship and school's first BCS bowl berth... Had team-high 11 tackles and made interception in Fiesta Bowl vs. No. 15 UCF.
2012 (Junior): Starting outside linebacker in all 13 games, one of 10 players to start every game... All-Big 12 honoree (first-team by Waco Tribune-Herald; second-team by Associated Press, Dallas Morning News, San Antonio Express-News; third-team by Phil Steele; honorable mention by league's coaches)... Ranked 10th in Big 12 with 0.81 tackles-for-loss-per-game... Totaled 104 tackles (second on squad), 71 solo stops, team-high 10.5 tackles for loss (36 yards), team-high four interceptions (110 yards, two TDs), two sacks (11 yards), six QB hurries, one PBU, one fumble forced and one fumble recovery... Twice named Big 12 Defensive Player of Week... Ranked fifth in Big 12 in tackles with 8.0 average and tied for sixth in league with 0.31 interceptions-per-game... Named All-Texas second-team by Dave Campbell's Texas Football postseason publication... Selected to fall 2012 and spring 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Made FBS-level debut in season-opening win over SMU, made eight tackles and one interception (23-yard return)... Totaled 14 tackles (eight solo) and QB hurry in win at ULM in third game... Had nine stops (all solo), including four for loss (-8 yards) and one sack (-3 yards) at No. 9 West Virginia in fourth game... Made 11 tackles at Iowa State in seventh game... Had nine tackles, forced fumble and PBU at No. 14 Oklahoma in ninth game... Totaled eight tackles (seven solo, one for loss) and season-high four QB hurries in historic upset of No. 1 Kansas State in 10th game... Named Big 12 Defensive Player of Week Nov. 26 following five tackles and two interceptions in win over Texas Tech in 11th game... Returned interception 55 yards for go-ahead TD on first play of fourth quarter vs. Tech, then ended Tech's final drive of regulation with interception (6-yard return)... Made third interception in two weeks, second for a score, and had career-high 15 tackles in win over No. 24 Oklahoma State in 12th game - earned second straight Big 12 Defensive Player of Week honor (Dec. 3)... Returned 26-yard interception for TD in first quarter vs OSU, finished with season-high 12 solo tackles and one tackle-for-loss... Made five tackles, 2.5 for losses including one sack for -8 yards, in Holiday Bowl win over No. 17 UCLA.
2011 (Sophomore - Riverside Community College): Played sophomore season at Riverside (Calif.) Community College... Named 2011 first-team Region V All-California... Recorded 54 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss and six PBUs to help lead RCC to 11-0 record and No. 5 national ranking (J.C. Grid Wire Top 25).
2010 (True Freshman - Northwood University): Played freshman season at Northwood University in Midland, Mich.... Tallied 56 tackles and averaged 26.1 yards on kickoff returns in 2010.
High School: Prepped at Vista Murrieta (Calif.) High School... Named All-Southwestern defensive back as prep senior in 2009... Recorded 96 tackles, blocked four kicks, one sack, one interception and three forced fumbles as senior... Also rushed for seven touchdowns... Earned 2009 All-Valley honors by The Californian.
Personal: Son of Ed and Julie Lackey... Full name is Eddie Lackey... Born May 30, 1992, in Turkey... Majoring in general studies.