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Big Ten 2016 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

J.T. Barrett

J.T. Barrett

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.

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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

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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