Every Big 12 Football Team Ranked by Number of Returning Starters

By David Hayes
Sam Ehlinger is one of the most important starting players for the Texas Longhorns in the 2020 college football season.
Sam Ehlinger is one of the most important starting players for the Texas Longhorns in the 2020 college football season. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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As the final 2020 NFL Draft results fade further into the rear-view mirror, we're starting to get a better understanding of what the 2020 college football season will look like.

Now that we know which talents have made the leap to the next level between draft picks and undrafted free-agent signings, we have a much better idea of what the returning units for each college football program will look like. Keeping that in mind, here's a breakdown of each Big XII football team's returning starters.

Big 12 Returning Starters 2020 by Team

1. Oklahoma State Returning Starters: (18)

Offense: 8
Defense: 10

2. Oklahoma Returning Starters: (16)

Offense: 8
Defense: 8

3. Texas Returning Starters: (16)

Offense: 7
Defense: 9

4. Texas Tech Returning Starters: (14)

Offense: 6
Defense: 8

5. Iowa State Returning Starters: (13)

Offense: 5
Defense: 8

6. Kansas Returning Starters: (12)

Offense: 7
Defense: 5

7. TCU Returning Starters: (12)

Offense: 5
Defense: 7

8. West Virginia Returning Starters: (12)

Offense: 7
Defense: 5

9. Baylor Returning Starters: (9)

Offense: 7
Defense: 2

10. Kansas State Returning Starters: (8)

Offense: 2
Defense: 6


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