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Big Ten Football 2014 All-Conference Team

Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon

The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings for 2014, as well as conference predictions.

With the predictions released, it’s time to take a look at the best players by conference.

Athlon Sports kicks off its release of preseason all-conference teams with a look at our first, second, third and fourth All-Big Ten teams for 2014.

Related Content: Big Ten 2014 Conference Predictions

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2014. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2014 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

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Athlon's 2014 All-Big Ten Team

 

First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense

Fourth-Team Offense

QB

Braxton Miller
Ohio State 
________________

Christian Hackenberg
Penn State 
________________

Connor Cook
Michigan State 
________________

Devin Gardner
Michigan 
________________

RB

Ameer Abdullah
Nebraska 

Jeremy Langford
Michigan State 

Tevin Coleman
Indiana 

David Cobb
Minnesota 

RB

Melvin Gordon
Wisconsin 
________________

Venric Mark
Northwestern 
________________

Ezekiel Elliott
Ohio State 
________________

Mark Weisman
Iowa 
________________

WR

Stefon Diggs
Maryland 

Kenny Bell
Nebraska 

Tony Lippett
Michigan State 

Christian Jones
Northwestern 

WR

Devin Funchess
Michigan 

Shane Wynn
Indiana 

Devin Smith
Ohio State 

Kevonte Martin-Manley 
Iowa 

TE

Jeff Heuerman
Ohio State 
________________

Tyler Kroft
Rutgers 
________________

Maxx Williams
Minnesota 
________________

Dan Vitale
Northwestern 
________________

C

Jack Allen
Michigan State 

Brandon Vitabile
Northwestern 

Austin Blythe
Iowa 

Dan Voltz
Wisconsin 

G

Jake Cotton
Nebraska 

Zac Epping
Minnesota 

Kyle Costigan
Wisconsin 

Ted Karras
Illinois 

G

Pat Elflein
Ohio State 

Kaleb Johnson
Rutgers 

Dan Feeney
Indiana 

Jordan Walsh
Iowa 

T

Rob Havenstein
Wisconsin 

Taylor Decker
Ohio State 

Jack Conklin
Michigan State 

Alex Lewis
Nebraska 

T

Brandon Scherff
Iowa 

Donovan Smith
Penn State 

Jason Spriggs
Indiana 

Tyler Marz
Wisconsin 

 

First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

Third-Team Defense

Fourth-Team Defense

DE

Shilique Calhoun
Michigan State 

Joey Bosa
Ohio State 

Theiren Cockran
Minnesota 

Frank Clark
Michigan 

DE

Randy Gregory
Nebraska 

Noah Spence
Ohio State 

Andre Monroe
Maryland 

C.J. Olaniyan
Penn State 

DT

Michael Bennett
Ohio State 

Louis Trinca-Pasat
Iowa 

Darius Hamilton
Rutgers 

Austin Johnson
Penn State 

DT

Carl Davis
Iowa 
________________

Adolphus Washington
Ohio State 
________________

Warren Herring
Wisconsin 
________________

Vincent Valentine
Nebraska 
________________

LB

Chi Chi Ariguzo
Northwestern 

Taiwan Jones
Michigan State 

Cole Farrand
Maryland 

Derek Landisch
Wisconsin 

LB

Mike Hull
Penn State 

Steve Longa
Rutgers 

Josh Perry
Ohio State 

Mason Monheim
Illinois 

LB

Jake Ryan
Michigan 
________________

James Ross III
Michigan 
________________

David Santos
Nebraska 
________________

Michael Rose
Nebraska 
________________

CB

Blake Countess
Michigan 

Doran Grant
Ohio State 

Desmond King
Iowa 

Eric Murray
Minnesota 

CB

Trae Waynes
Michigan State 

Jordan Lucas
Penn State 

Sojourn Shelton
Wisconsin 

Nick VanHoose
Northwestern 

S

Ibraheim Campbell
Northwestern 

Adrian Amos
Penn State 

John Lowdermilk
Iowa 

Michael Caputo
Wisconsin 

S

Kurtis Drummond
Michigan State 

Corey Cooper
Nebraska 

Tyvis Powell
Ohio State 

Cedric Thompson
Minnesota 

 

First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists

Fourth-Team Specialists

K

Michael Geiger
Michigan State 

Brad Craddock
Maryland 

Sam Ficken
Penn State 

Kyle Federico
Rutgers 

P

Mike Sadler
Michigan State 

Cameron Johnston
Ohio State 

Will Hagerup
Michigan 

Peter Mortell
Minnesota 

KR

William Likely
Maryland 

Kenny Bell
Nebraska 

Raheem Mostert
Purdue 

Dontre Wilson
Ohio State 

PR

Venric Mark
Northwestern 

Kevonte Martin-Manley
Iowa 

V'Angelo Bentley
Illinois 

Macgarrett Kings Jr.
Michigan State 


Related Content: 2014 Big Ten Conference Predictions


Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2014 All-Big Ten Team

 

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Illinois

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Indiana

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Iowa

Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Maryland

Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Michigan

Offense: 1
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Michigan State

Offense: 1
Defense: 3
Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

Minnesota

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 1

Nebraska

Offense: 2
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0

Northwestern

Offense: 0
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 2
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Ohio State

Offense: 3
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 4
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 2
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

Penn State

Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0

Purdue

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Rutgers

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

Wisconsin

Offense: 2
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0