Athlon's 2011 All-Big Ten Team

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Despite the change in offensive scheme, Denard Robinson should be the Big Ten's top quarterback.

<p> Athlon continues the countdown to the upcoming season with its first, second and third All-Big Ten teams for 2011.</p>

Athlon continues our countdown to the upcoming season with our first and second All-Big Ten teams for the 2011 season. Click here for all our college football team previews, rankings and predictions.

First-team Offense

QB Denard Robinson, Michigan
RB Edwin Baker, Michigan State
RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin
WR Jeremy Ebert, Northwestern
WR Derek Moye, Penn State
TE Kyler Reed, Nebraska
C Mike Brewster, Ohio State
OL Jeff Allen, Illinois
OL Joel Foreman, Michigan State
OL Riley Reiff, Iowa
OL Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin


First-team Defense

DL Vince Browne, Northwestern
DL Jared Crick, Nebraska
DL John Simon, Ohio State
DL Jerel Worthy, Michigan State
LB Lavonte David, Nebraska
LB Michael Mauti, Penn State
LB Mike Taylor, Wisconsin
CB Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska
CB Shaun Prater, Iowa
S Brian Peters, Northwestern
S Trenton Robinson, Michigan State


First-team Specialists

K Derek Dimke, Illinois
P Brad Nortman, Wisconsin
KR Troy Stoudermire, Minnesota
PR Keshawn Martin, Michigan State

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2011 All-Big Ten Team

  1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team Overall
Illinois 2 1 3 5
Indiana 0 0 1 1
Iowa 2 4 2 8
Michigan 1 3 2 6
Michigan State 5 1 3 9
Minnesota 1 0 3 4
Nebraska 4 3 0 7
Northwestern 3 4 1 8
Ohio State 3 0 5 8
Penn State 2 3 3 8
Purdue 0 2 1 3
Wisconsin 4 4 3 11

Second-team Offense

QB Dan Persa, Northwestern
RB Rex Burkhead, Nebraska
RB Marcus Coker, Iowa
WR Marvin McNutt, Iowa
WR Roy Roundtree, Michigan
TE Drake Dunsmore, Northwestern
C David Molk, Michigan
OL Dennis Kelly, Purdue
OL Al Netter, Northwestern
OL Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin
OL Markus Zusevics, Iowa


Second-team Defense

DL Mike Martin, Michigan
DL Cameron Meredith, Nebraska
DL Baker Steinkuhler, Nebraska
DL Nathan Williams, Ohio State
LB Chris Borland, Wisconsin
LB James Morris, Iowa
LB Ian Thomas, Illinois
CB Ricardo Allen, Purdue
CB Antonio Fenelus, Wisconsin
S Drew Astorino, Penn State
S Aaron Henry, Wisconsin


Second-team Specialists

K Dan Conroy, Michigan State
P Anthony Fera, Penn State
KR Venric Mark, Northwestern
PR Devon Smith, Penn State

Third-team Offense

QB Kirk Cousins, Michigan State
RB Silas Redd, Penn State
RB James White, Wisconsin
WR Damarlo Belcher, Indiana
WR B.J. Cunningham, Michigan State
TE Eric Lair, Minnesota
C Peter Konz, Wisconsin
OL Quinn Barham, Penn State
OL Taylor Lewan, Michigan
OL Ed Olson, Minnesota
OL J.B. Shugarts, Ohio State


Third-team Defense

DL Mike Daniels, Iowa
DL Kawann Short, Purdue
DL Devon Still, Penn State
DL Akeem Spence, Illinois
LB Chris Norman, Michigan State
LB Andrew Sweat, Ohio State
LB Gary Tinsley, Minnesota
CB Micah Hyde, Iowa
CB Jordan Mabin, Northwestern
S Trulon Henry, Illinois
S Tyler Moeller, Ohio State


Third-team Specialists

K Philip Welch, Wisconsin
P Will Hagerup, Michigan
KR Jaamal Berry, Ohio State
PR Jordan Hall, Ohio State

Athlon's 2011 Big Ten Previews

Leaders Legends
Illinois Iowa
Indiana Michigan
Ohio State Michigan State
Penn State Minnesota
Purdue Nebraska
Wisconsin Northwestern

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