Big Ten Football 2014 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the Big Ten's best for 2014.

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.
 

2014 Big Ten Team Previews
         
 
National Rank: 68 58 26 48 32 11 52 29 51 3 22 80 73 15


Athlon's 2014 All-Big Ten Team

  First-Team Offense Second-Team Offense Third-Team Offense Fourth-Team Offense
QB Braxton Miller
Ohio State 
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Christian Hackenberg
Penn State 
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Connor Cook
Michigan State 
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Devin Gardner
Michigan 
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RB Ameer Abdullah
Nebraska 
Jeremy Langford
Michigan State 
Tevin Coleman
Indiana 
David Cobb
Minnesota 
RB Melvin Gordon
Wisconsin 
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Venric Mark
Northwestern 
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Ezekiel Elliott
Ohio State 
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Mark Weisman
Iowa 
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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 
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Tyler Kroft
Rutgers 
________________
Maxx Williams
Minnesota 
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Dan Vitale
Northwestern 
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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 
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Adolphus Washington
Ohio State 
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Warren Herring
Wisconsin 
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Vincent Valentine
Nebraska 
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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 
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James Ross III
Michigan 
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David Santos
Nebraska 
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Michael Rose
Nebraska 
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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

 

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