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Big Ten All-Freshman Team for 2016

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The Big Ten had a standout year on the gridiron, as Ohio State made the College Football Playoff as the No. 3 seed, and Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan finished inside of the top 10 of the final poll. While the Buckeyes have a shot to win it all in January, the future of the program is in good hands with seven freshmen earning a spot on Athlon’s Freshman All-Big Ten team for 2016. Running back Mike Weber was one of the conference’s top playmakers, and the defensive line is stocked for the next few seasons, as three players earned a spot on the all-freshman team. Additionally, the Nittany Lions, Wolverines and Badgers combined for 15 other selections. Needless to say, the rich are getting richer over the next couple of years.

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With bowl games up next, it’s time to look back the 2016 season and hand out some hardware to the league’s top freshmen. 

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Which freshmen had the best year in the Big Ten this fall? Here is the 2016 Athlon Sports Big Ten All-Freshman Team:

Big Ten All-Freshman Team for 2016

 

First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

QB

Alex Hornibrook Wisconsin 

Tyrrell Pigrome Maryland 

RB

Mike Weber Ohio State 

Lorenzo Harrison Maryland 

RB

Chris Evans Michigan 

Bradrick Shaw Wisconsin 

AP

Reggie Corbin (RB) Illinois 

Eddie McDoom Michigan 

WR

Donnie Corley Michigan State 

John Moten (RB) Northwestern 

WR

Jawuan Harris Rutgers 

K.J. Hill Ohio State 

TE

Kyle Penniston Wisconsin 

Brycen Hopkins Purdue 

OL

Coy Cronk Indiana 

Matt McCann Purdue 

OL

Ben Bredeson Michigan 

Terrance Davis Maryland 

OL

Michael Jordan Ohio State 

Cole Chewins Michigan State 

OL

Ryan Bates Penn State 

Connor McGovern Penn State 

OL

Jon Dietzen Wisconsin 

David Edwards Wisconsin 

 

 

 

 

First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

DL

Nick Bosa Ohio State 

Tai'yon Devers Minnesota 

DL

Anthony Nelson Iowa 

Carlos Davis  Nebraska 

DL

Rashan Gary Michigan 

Raequan Williams Michigan State 

DL

Kevin Givens Penn State 

Robert Landers Ohio State 

LB

Dre'Mont Jones (DL) Ohio State 

Carter Coughlin Minnesota 

LB

Markus Bailey Purdue 

Tyreek Maddox-Williams Rutgers 

LB

Cam Brown Penn State 

Navon Mosley Purdue 

DB

Marcelino Ball Indiana 

Manny Rugamba Iowa 

DB

Patrick Nelson Illinois 

Damon Arnette Ohio State 

DB

Trae Williams Northwestern 

A'Shon Riggins Indiana 

DB

Antoine Winfield Minnesota 

Stanley Green Illinois 

 

 

 

 

First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

K

Keith Duncan Iowa 

J.D. Dellinger Purdue 

P

Blake Gillikin Penn State 

Wade Lees Maryland 

KR

Tre Bryant Nebraska 

Miles Sanders Penn State 

PR

Jawuan Harris Rutgers 

Brian Lankford-Johnson (KR) Purdue