Big Ten Football 2017 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the Big Ten's best for 2017.

The Big Ten features four teams - Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State - inside of Athlon’s top 25 for 2017. These four teams return a good chunk of talent this year, with 14 Buckeyes earning a spot on Athlon’s All-Big Ten team, and the Nittany Lions and Badgers each garnering 12 selections. The Wolverines aren’t far behind with nine picks, but Iowa (10) and Northwestern (11) are just ahead of Jim Harbaugh’s program in overall selections from the All-Big Ten squad.

 

Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2017. 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 2017.

 

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2017. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2017 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

 

Big Ten Football 2017 All-Conference Team
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

Third-Team

Offense

Fourth-Team

Defense

QB

J.T. Barrett

Ohio State 

Trace McSorley

Penn State 

Wilton Speight

Michigan 

Clayton Thorson

Northwestern 

RB

Saquon Barkley

Penn State 

Rodney Smith

Minnesota 

Ty Johnson

Maryland 

Markell Jones

Purdue 

RB

Justin Jackson

Northwestern 

LJ Scott

Mich. State 

Chris Evans

Michigan 

Bradrick Shaw

Wisconsin 

AP

Mike Weber (RB)

Ohio State 

Akrum Wadley (RB)

Iowa 

Garrett Dickerson

Northwestern 

Stanley Morgan (WR)

Nebraska 

WR

Nick Westbrook

Indiana 

Janarion Grant

Rutgers 

Parris Campbell

Ohio State 

Matt VandeBerg

Iowa 

WR

DaeSean Hamilton

Penn State 

Jazz Peavy

Wisconsin 

D.J. Moore

Maryland 

Malik Turner

Illinois 

TE

Troy Fumagalli

Wisconsin 

Mike Gesicki

Penn State 

Cole Herdman

Purdue 

Marcus Baugh

Ohio State 

C

Billy Price

Ohio State 

James Daniels

Iowa 

Kirk Barron

Purdue 

Connor McGovern

Penn State 

OL

Mason Cole

Michigan 

Nick Gates

Nebraska 

Christian DiLauro

Illinois 

Tommy Doles

Northwestern 

OL

Jamarco Jones

Ohio State 

Ryan Bates

Penn State 

Damian Prince

Maryland 

Ben Bredeson

Michigan 

OL

Brian Allen

Mich. State 

Michael Deiter

Wisconsin 

Coy Cronk

Indiana 

Garrison Wright

Minnesota 

OL

Sean Welsh

Iowa 

Beau Benzschawel

Wisconsin 

Tariq Cole

Rutgers 

Boone Myers

Iowa 

 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

Third-Team

Defense

Fourth-Team

Defense

DL

Maurice Hurst

Michigan 

Steven Richardson

Minnesota 

Tyler Lancaster

Northwestern 

Nathan Bazata

Iowa 

DL

Tyquan Lewis

Ohio State 

Nick Bosa

Ohio State 

Anthony Nelson

Iowa 

Torrence Brown

Penn State 

DL

Sam Hubbard

Ohio State 

Conor Sheehy

Wisconsin 

Chase Winovich

Michigan 

Bryan Mone

Michigan 

DL

Rashan Gary

Michigan 

Dre'Mont Jones

Ohio State 

Jesse Aniebonam

Maryland 

Olive Sagapolu

Wisconsin 

LB

Josey Jewell

Iowa 

Jack Cichy

Wisconsin 

Jermaine Carter

Maryland 

Jonathan Celestin

Minnesota 

LB

Tegray Scales

Indiana 

T.J. Edwards

Wisconsin 

Mike McCray

Michigan 

Ben Niemann

Iowa 

LB

Jerome Baker

Ohio State 

Jason Cabinda

Penn State 

Chris Frey

Mich. State 

Tre Watson

Illinois 

CB

Rashard Fant

Indiana 

Denzel Ward

Ohio State 

Montre Hartage

Northwestern 

Antoine Winfield

Minnesota 

CB

Chris Jones

Nebraska 

Derrick Tindal

Wisconsin 

Grant Haley

Penn State 

Blessaun Austin

Rutgers 

S

Marcus Allen

Penn State 

D'Cota Dixon

Wisconsin 

Aaron Williams

Nebraska 

Manny Rugamba (CB)

Iowa 

S

Godwin Igwebuike

Northwestern 

Damon Webb

Ohio State 

Marcelino Ball

Indiana 

Kyle Quiero

Northwestern 

 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

Third-Team

Specialists

Fourth-Team

Specialists

K

Emmit Carpenter

Minnesota 

Tyler Davis

Penn State 

Drew Brown

Nebraska 

Rafael Gaglianone

Wisconsin 

P

Blake Gillikin

Penn State 

Ryan Santoso

Minnesota 

Joe Schopper

Purdue 

Hunter Niswander

Northwestern 

KR

Janarion Grant

Rutgers 

Parris Campbell

Ohio State 

Solomon Vault

Northwestern 

Tre Bryant

Nebraska 

PR

De'Mornay

Pierson-El

Nebraska 

Janarion Grant

Rutgers 

Flynn Nagel

Northwestern 

Antonio Shenault

Minnesota 

  First Second Third Fourth

Illinois

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Indiana

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Iowa

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 3

Special Teams: 0

Maryland

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 0 

Offense: 3

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Michigan

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Michigan State

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Minnesota

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 1

Nebraska

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

Northwestern

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 2

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Ohio State

Offense: 4

Defense: 3

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 4

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Penn State

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 3

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Purdue

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Rutgers

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Wisconsin

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3

Defense: 5

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

 

Event Date: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 11:52

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