Big Ten Football 2018 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the best of the Big Ten for 2018.

Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan State are considered the favorites to contend for the Big Ten title in 2018, so it’s no surprise all five teams lead the way for most selections on Athlon’s 2018 All-Big Ten Team. The Wolverines have 14 all-conference picks, with Wisconsin and Ohio State tied for second at 12. Michigan State is next with 11, followed by Penn State at nine.

 

Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2018. 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 2018.

 

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2018. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2018 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

 

Big Ten Football 2018 All-Conference Team
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

Third-Team

Offense

Fourth-Team

Offense

QB

Trace McSorley

Penn State 

Brian Lewerke

Mich. State 

Shea Patterson

Michigan 

Alex Hornibrook

Wisconsin 

RB

Jonathan Taylor

Wisconsin 

Karan Higdon

Michigan 

Miles Sanders

Penn State 

Jeremy Larkin

Northwestern 

RB

J.K. Dobbins

Ohio State 

LJ Scott

Mich. State 

Mike Weber

Ohio State 

Tre Bryant

Nebraska 

AP

JD Spielman

Nebraska 

Rodney Smith (RB)

Minnesota 

Ty Johnson

Maryland 

Taivon Jacobs (WR)

Maryland 

WR

Felton Davis

Mich. State 

Parris Campbell

Ohio State 

Quintez Cephus

Wisconsin 

Nick Westbrook

Indiana 

WR

Stanley Morgan

Nebraska 

Juwan Johnson

Penn State 

Tyler Johnson

Minnesota 

Tarik Black

Michigan 

TE

Noah Fant

Iowa 

Sean McKeon

Michigan 

Louis Dorsey

Illinois 

Brycen Hopkins

Purdue 

C

Tyler Biadasz

Wisconsin 

Kirk Barron

Purdue 

Keegan Render

Iowa 

Connor McGovern

Penn State 

OL

David Edwards

Wisconsin 

Ryan Bates

Penn State 

David Beedle

Mich. State 

Coy Cronk

Indiana 

OL

Michael Deiter

Wisconsin 

Ben Bredeson

Michigan 

Tariq Cole

Rutgers 

Donnell Greene

Minnesota 

OL

Michael Jordan

Ohio State 

Isaiah Prince

Ohio State 

Jerald Foster

Nebraska 

Nick Allegretti

Illinois 

OL

Beau Benzschawel

Wisconsin 

Tommy Doles

Northwestern 

Derwin Gray

Maryland 

Cesar Ruiz

Michigan 

 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

Third-Team

Defense

Fourth-Team

Defense

DL

Nick Bosa

Ohio State 

Kenny Willekes

Mich. State 

Carter Coughlin

Minnesota 

Parker Hesse

Iowa 

DL

Rashan Gary

Michigan 

Shareef Miller

Penn State 

Olive Sagapolu

Wisconsin 

A.J. Epenesa

Iowa 

DL

Chase Winovich

Michigan 

Anthony Nelson

Iowa 

Mick Stoltenberg

Nebraska 

Samdup Miller

Northwestern 

DL

Dre'Mont Jones

Ohio State 

Joe Gaziano

Northwestern 

Chase Young

Ohio State 

Jesse Aniebonam

Maryland 

LB

Devin Bush

Michigan 

Joe Bachie

Mich. State 

Thomas Barber

Minnesota 

Lorenzo Neal

Purdue 

LB

T.J. Edwards

Wisconsin 

Markus Bailey

Purdue 

Ryan Connelly

Wisconsin 

Del'Shawn Phillips

Illinois 

LB

Khaleke Hudson

Michigan 

Paddy Fisher

Northwestern 

Nate Hall

Northwestern 

Trevor Morris

Rutgers 

CB

Lavert Hill

Michigan 

Amani Oruwariye

Penn State 

Jeffrey Okudah

Ohio State 

Justin Layne

Mich. State 

CB

David Long

Michigan 

Montre Hartage

Northwestern 

Josiah Scott

Mich. State 

Blessuan Austin

Rutgers 

S

D'Cota Dixon

Wisconsin 

David Dowell

Mich. State 

Antoine Brooks

Maryland 

Navon Mosley

Purdue 

S

Jordan Fuller

Ohio State 

Jonathan Crawford

Indiana 

Antoine Winfield

Minnesota 

Bennett Williams

Illinois 

 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

Third-Team

Specialists

Fourth-Team

Specialists

K

Rafael Gaglianone

Wisconsin 

Quinn Nordin

Michigan 

Miguel Recinos

Iowa 

Matt Coghlin

Mich. State 

P

Drue Chrisman

Ohio State 

Blake Gillikin

Penn State 

Joe Schopper

Purdue 

Jake Hartbarger

Mich. State 

KR

Parris Campbell

Ohio State 

JD Spielman

Nebraska 

Ty Johnson

Maryland 

Solomon Vault

Northwestern 

PR

DeAndre Thompkins

Penn State 

Donovan

Peoples-Jones

Michigan 

J-Shun Harris

Indiana 

Mike Dudek

Illinois 

 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2018 All-Big Ten Team
  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: 2
Special Teams: 1
Indiana
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 1
Offense: 2
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Iowa
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 1
Offense: 0
Defense: 2
Special Teams: 0
Maryland
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 2
Defense: 1
Special Teams: 1
Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Special Teams: 0
Michigan
Offense: 0
Defense: 6
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 3
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 2
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 2
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Michigan State
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 2
Defense: 3
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Special Teams: 2
Minnesota
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 3
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Nebraska
Offense: 2
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 1
Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Northwestern
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 3
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Special Teams: 1
Ohio State
Offense: 2
Defense: 3
Special Teams: 2
Offense: 2
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 2
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Penn State
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 1
Offense: 2
Defense: 2
Special Teams: 1
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Purdue
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 1
Offense: 1
Defense: 2
Special Teams: 0
Rutgers
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 0
Defense: 2
Special Teams: 0
Wisconsin
Offense: 5
Defense: 2
Special Teams: 1
Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 2
Special Teams: 0
Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Special Teams: 0

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 01:08

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