Big Ten Football 2015 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the Big Ten's best for 2015.

Ohio State is the favorite to win college football’s 2015 national championship, and a quick glance at Athlon’s projected All-Big Ten shows how loaded coach Urban Meyer’s team is for this year. The Buckeyes place nine players on the first team, including projected starting quarterback Cardale Jones and running back Ezekiel Elliott.

 

Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the Big Ten last week. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor the top players in the league with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2015.

 

Related: 2015 Big Ten Predictions

 

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2015. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2015 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

 

Big Ten Team Previews for 2015

East Division
 
National
Rank:
60 57 34 7 1 32 65
West Division
 
National
Rank:
64 53 45 29 58 84 19

Visit the Athlon Sports Online Store to order a copy of the 2015 Big Ten Preview Magazine, which features in-depth analysis and previews for all 14 teams, predictions, rankings and features to prepare for the upcoming year. 
 

 

Athlon's 2015 All-Big Ten Team

  First-Team
Offense
Second-Team
Offense
Third-Team
Offense
Fourth-Team
Offense
QB Cardale Jones
Ohio State 
Connor Cook
Michigan State 
Christian Hackenberg
Penn State 
Wes Lunt
Illinois 
RB Ezekiel Elliott
Ohio State 

Justin Jackson
Northwestern 

Josh Ferguson
Illinois 
Ty Isaac
Michigan 
RB Corey Clement
Wisconsin 
Jordan Howard
Indiana 

Akeel Lynch
Penn State 

Terrell Newby
Nebraska 
AP De'Mornay Pierson-El
Nebraska 
Curtis Samuel
Ohio State 
Dan Vitale (TE)
Northwestern 
Amara Darboh (WR)
Michigan  
WR Leonte Carroo
Rutgers 
Michael Thomas
Ohio State 
Jordan Westerkamp
Nebraska 
Geronimo Allison
Illinois 
WR DaeSean Hamilton
Penn State 
Jalin Marshall
Ohio State 
Alex Erickson
Wisconsin 
Aaron Burbridge
Michigan State 
TE Josiah Price
Michigan State  
Jake Butt
Michigan 
Nick Vannett
Ohio State 
Kyle Carter
Penn State 
C Jack Allen
Michigan State 
Dan Voltz
Wisconsin 
Austin Blythe
Iowa 
Robert Kugler
Purdue 
OG Pat Elflein
Ohio State 
Dan Feeney
Indiana 
Ted Karras
Illinois 
Brian Allen
Michigan State 
OG Tyler Marz (OT)
Wisconsin 
Josh Campion
Minnesota 
Jordan Walsh
Iowa 
Chris Muller
Rutgers 
OT Taylor Decker
Ohio State 
Alex Lewis
Nebraska 
Keith Lumpkin
Rutgers 
Jacoby Boren (C)
Ohio State 
OT Jack Conklin
Michigan State 
Jason Spriggs
Indiana 
Andrew Nelson
Penn State 
Mason Cole
Michigan 
  First-Team
Defense
Second-Team
Defense
Third-Team
Defense
Fourth-Team
Defense
DE Joey Bosa
Ohio State 
Drew Ott
Iowa 
Jihad Ward
Illinois 
Kemoko Turay
Rutgers 
DE Shilique Calhoun
Michigan State 
Yannick Ngakoue
Maryland 
Lawrence Thomas
Michigan State  
Dean Lowry
Northwestern 
DT Anthony Zettel
Penn State 
Adolphus Washington
Ohio State 
Austin Johnson
Penn State 
Theiren Cockran (DE)
Minnesota  
DT Maliek Collins
Nebraska 
Darius Hamilton
Rutgers 
Vincent Valentine
Nebraska 
Malik McDowell
Michigan State 
LB Darron Lee
Ohio State 
Ed Davis
Michigan State 
Mason Monheim
Illinois 
James Ross III
Michigan 
LB Joshua Perry
Ohio State 
Nyeem Wartman
Penn State 

Steve Longa
Rutgers 

De'Vondre Campbell
Minnesota 
LB Vince Biegel
Wisconsin 
Raekwon McMillan
Ohio State 
Ja'Whaun Bentley
Purdue 
Joe Schobert
Wisconsin  
CB William Likely
Maryland 
Eric Murray
Minnesota 
Darius Hillary
Wisconsin 
Desmond King
Iowa 
CB Eli Apple
Ohio State 
Briean Boddy-Calhoun
Minnesota 
Nick VanHoose
Northwestern 
Sojourn Shelton
Wisconsin 
S Vonn Bell
Ohio State 
Nate Gerry
Nebraska 
Jabrill Peppers
Michigan 
Tyvis Powell
Ohio State 
S Michael Caputo
Wisconsin 
Jordan Lucas
Penn State  
Frankie Williams
Purdue 
Jordan Lomax
Iowa 
  First-Team
Specialists
Second-Team
Specialists
Third-Team
Specialists
Fourth-Team
Specialists
K Brad Craddock
Maryland 
Rafael Gaglianone
Wisconsin 
Paul Griggs
Purdue 
Jack Mitchell
Northwestern 
P Peter Mortell
Minnesota 
Cameron Johnston
Ohio State 
Sam Foltz
Nebraska 
Blake O'Neill
Michigan 
KR Janarion Grant
Rutgers 
R.J. Shelton
Michigan State 
Jalen Myrick
Minnesota 
William Likely
Maryland 
PR De'Mornay Pierson-El
Nebraska 
Jalin Marshall
Ohio State 
William Likely
Maryland 
Frankie Williams
Purdue 

Related: 2015 Big Ten Predictions


 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2015 All-Big Ten Team
  First Second Third Fourth

Illinois

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0 

Sp. Teams: 0

Indiana

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 

Defense: 0 

Sp. Teams: 0

Iowa

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0 

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Maryland

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 1 

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Michigan

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Michigan State

Offense: 3

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Minnesota

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Nebraska

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Northwestern

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Ohio State

Offense: 4

Defense: 5

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Penn State

Offense: 1

Defense: 1 

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0 

Sp. Teams: 0

Purdue

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0 

Sp. Teams: 1

Rutgers

Offense: 1

Defense: 0 

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Wisconsin

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

 

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