Big Ten 2016 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2016 season.

The Big Ten is trending up at the end of the 2016 college football regular season. The conference has a strong argument as the best in the nation this year, as Ohio State finished No. 3 in the CFB Playoff selection committee rankings, with Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin also inside of the final top 10. The Buckeyes ranked as the top team in the rankings, but the Nittany Lions edged the Badgers for the Big Ten title in Indianapolis. With Urban Meyer (Ohio State), James Franklin (Penn State), Paul Chryst (Wisconsin), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State) and Jim Harbaugh (Michigan) leading the way, the Big Ten has one of the best collections of coaches and has helped this league challenge the SEC for conference supremacy.

 

With the regular season completed and bowl season starting on Dec. 17, it’s time to recap and look back at the 2016 campaign. Athlon Sports offers its awards and honors the best players in the league with the first, second and third all-conference teams for the Big Ten:

 

Big Ten 2016 Season Awards

 

Offensive Player of the Year: J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State

 

Defensive Player of the Year: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

 

Coach of the Year: James Franklin, Penn State

 

Freshman of the Year (Offense): Mike Weber, RB, Ohio State

 

Freshman of the Year (Defense): Nick Bosa, DL, Ohio State

 

Offensive Coordinator of the Year: Joe Moorhead, Penn State

 

Defensive Coordinator of the Year: Don Brown, Michigan

 

Newcomer of the Year: Ryan Ramczyk, OL, Wisconsin

 

Breakout Player: Trace McSorley, QB, Penn State

 

Big Ten 2016 Postseason All-Conference Team
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

Third-Team

Offense

QB

J.T. Barrett

Ohio State 

Trace McSorley

Penn State 

Clayton Thorson

Northwestern 

RB

Corey Clement

Wisconsin 

Mike Weber

Ohio State 

LeShun Daniels

Iowa 

RB

Saquon Barkley

Penn State 

Justin Jackson

Northwestern 

LJ Scott

Michigan State 

AP

Curtis Samuel

Ohio State 

Rodney Smith (RB)

Minnesota 

Akrum Wadley (RB)

Iowa 

WR

Austin Carr

Northwestern 

DeAngelo Yancey

Purdue 

Nick Westbrook

Indiana 

WR

Amara Darboh

Michigan 

R.J. Shelton

Michigan State 

Chris Godwin

Penn State 

TE

Jake Butt 

Michigan 

Mike Gesicki

Penn State 

Troy Fumagalli

Wisconsin 

C

Pat Elflein

Ohio State 

Mason Cole

Michigan 

Beau Benzschawel (OL)

Wisconsin 

OL

Billy Price

Ohio State 

Sean Welsh

Iowa 

Ben Braden

Michigan 

OL

Erik Magnuson

Michigan 

James Daniels

Iowa 

Kyle Kalis

Michigan 

OL

Dan Feeney

Indiana 

Brian Allen

Michigan State 

Nick Gates

Nebraska 

OL

Ryan Ramczyk

Wisconsin 

Jamarco Jones

Ohio State 

Michael Dunn

Maryland 

       
 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

Third-Team

Defense

DL

Jaleel Johnson

Iowa 

Chris Wormley

Michigan 

Jake Replogle

Purdue 

DL

Tyquan Lewis

Ohio State 

Malik McDowell

Michigan State 

Steven Richardson

Minnesota 

DL

Taco Charlton

Michigan 

Ifeadi Odenigbo

Northwestern 

Dawuane Smoot

Illinois 

DL

Ryan Glasgow

Michigan 

Vince Biegel (LB)

Wisconsin 

Garrett Sickels

Penn State 

LB

Raekwon McMillan

Ohio State 

Anthony Walker

Northwestern 

Brandon Bell

Penn State 

LB

Jabrill Peppers

Michigan 

Tegray Scales

Indiana 

Hardy Nickerson

Illinois 

LB

T.J. Watt

Wisconsin 

Josey Jewell

Iowa 

Riley Bullough

Michigan State 

CB

Jourdan Lewis

Michigan 

Marshon Lattimore

Ohio State 

Sojourn Shelton

Wisconsin  

CB

Desmond King

Iowa 

Channing Stribling

Michigan 

Gareon Conley

Ohio State 

S

Malik Hooker

Ohio State 

Leo Musso

Wisconsin 

Marcus Allen

Penn State 

S

Nathan Gerry

Nebraska 

Godwin Igwebuike

Northwestern 

Delano Hill

Michigan 

       
 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

Third-Team

Specialists

K

Emmit Carpenter

Minnesota 

Tyler Davis

Penn State 

Tyler Durbin

Ohio State 

P

Cameron Johnston

Ohio State 

Kenny Allen

Michigan 

Ron Coluzzi

Iowa 

KR

Desmond King

Iowa 

Parris Campbell

Ohio State 

Solomon Vault

Northwestern 

PR

Jabrill Peppers

Michigan 

Desmond King

Iowa 

De'Mornay Pierson-El

Nebraska 

 

Event Date: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 23:07

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