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Big Ten Football 2022 All-Conference Team

C.J. Stroud, Ohio State Buckeyes in 2022 Rose Bowl vs. Utah Utes

The 2022 All-Big Ten team is led by 17 selections from Michigan, while Ohio State (16), Michigan State (11) and Iowa (11) also hit double-digit picks. Purdue and Minnesota each has nine selections on the Big Ten All-Conference Team for '22, while Minnesota and Purdue check in with nine. The next tier is headlined by Penn State (eight), Maryland (eight), Nebraska (seven) and Wisconsin. 

Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2022. 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 2022.

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2022. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2022 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year. Also, team strength does not play a role in selections. These are the best individual players at each position in the league for '22.

Big Ten Football 2022 All-Conference Team

First-Team Offense

QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
RB Braelon Allen, Wisconsin
RB TreVeyon Henderson, Ohio State
AP Blake Corum, Michigan
WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
WR Jayden Reed, Michigan State
TE Sam LaPorta, Iowa
C John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota
OL Paris Johnson, Ohio State
OL Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
OL Dawand Jones, Ohio State
OL Ryan Hayes, Michigan

First-Team Defense

DL Zach Harrison, Ohio State
DL Mazi Smith, Michigan
DL P.J. Mustipher, Penn State
DL Jacob Slade, Michigan State
DL Keeanu Benton, Wisconsin
LB Jack Campbell, Iowa
LB Nick Herbig, Wisconsin
LB Garrett Nelson, Nebraska
CB Denzel Burke, Ohio State
CB Riley Moss, Iowa
S Ronnie Hickman, Ohio State
S Ji'Ayir Brown, Penn State

First-Team Specialists

K Jake Moody, Michigan
P Adam Korsak, Rutgers
KR Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State
PR Jayden Reed, Michigan State

Related: Athlon Sports' College Football Top 25 for 2022

Second-Team Offense

QB Aidan O'Connell, Purdue
RB Chase Brown, Illinois
RB Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota
AP Donovan Edwards, Michigan
WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
WR Rakim Jarrett, Maryland
TE Payne Durham, Purdue
C Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan
OL J.D. Duplain, Michigan State
OL Jaelyn Duncan, Maryland
OL Joe Tippman, Wisconsin
OL Zak Zinter, Michigan

Second-Team Defense

DL Ochaun Mathis, Nebraska
DL Jack Sawyer, Ohio State
DL Adetomiwa Adebawore, Northwestern
DL Branson Deen, Purdue
DL Logan Lee, Iowa
LB Seth Benson, Iowa
LB Curtis Jacobs, Penn State
LB Cal Haladay, Michigan State
CB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
CB Tiawan Mullen, Indiana
S Xavier Henderson, Michigan State
S Sydney Brown, Illinois

Second-Team Specialists

K Noah Ruggles, Ohio State
P Tory Taylor, Iowa
KR Jayden Reed, Michigan State
PR Aron Cruickshank, Rutgers

Third-Team Offense

QB Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland
RB Evan Hull, Northwestern
RB Jarek Broussard, Michigan State
WR Parker Washington, Penn State
WR Ronnie Bell, Michigan
WR Chris Autman-Bell, Minnesota
WR Dontay Demus, Maryland 
C Luke Wypler, Ohio State
TE Erick All, Michigan
OL Trevor Keegan, Michigan
OL Juice Scruggs, Penn State
OL Tyler Beach, Wisconsin
OL Alex Palczewski, Illinois
OL Connor Colby, Iowa

Third-Team Defense

DL Lukas Van Ness, Iowa
DL JT Tuimoloau, Ohio State
DL Thomas Rush, Minnesota
DL Keith Randolph, Illinois
DL Noah Shannon, Iowa
LB Luke Reimer, Nebraska
LB Junior Colson, Michigan
LB Mariano Sori-Marin, Minnesota
LB Tommy Eichenberg, Ohio State
CB Jakorian Bennett, Maryland
CB D.J. Turner, Michigan
CB Cameron Mitchell, Northwestern
S Tyler Nubin, Minnesota
S Avery Young, Rutgers
S Jalen Graham, Purdue
S Devon Matthews, Indiana

Third-Team Specialists

K Chad Ryland, Maryland
P Bryce Baringer, Michigan State
KR Aron Cruickshank, Rutgers
PR A.J. Henning, Michigan

Fourth-Team Offense

QB Payton Thorne, Michigan State
RB Nick Singleton, Penn State
RB Gavin Williams, Iowa
WR Mitchell Tinsley, Penn State
WR Cornelius Johnson, Michigan
WR Broc Thompson, Purdue
WR Isaiah Williams, Illinois
WR Omar Manning, Nebraska
TE Brevyn Spann-Ford, Minnesota
C Gus Hartwig, Purdue
OL Reggie Sutton, Rutgers
OL Teddy Prochazka, Nebraska
OL Matthew Bedford, Indiana
OL Ethan Wiederkehr, Northwestern
OL Spencer Holstege, Purdue
OL Jack Nelson, Wisconsin

Fourth-Team Defense

DL Tyleik Williams, Ohio State
DL Kydran Jenkins, Purdue
DL Mosiah Nasili-Kite, Maryland
DL Jer'Zhan Newton, Illinois
DL Kris Jenkins, Michigan
DL Jeff Pietrowski, Michigan State
LB Bryce Gallagher, Northwestern
LB Cam Jones, Indiana
LB Nick Henrich, Nebraska
LB Calvin Hart Jr., Illinois
CB Justin Walley, Minnesota
CB Kessawn Abraham, Rutgers
CB Cory Trice, Purdue
CB Deonte Banks, Maryland
CB Quinton Newsome, Nebraska
S Hunter Wohler, Wisconsin
S Jordan Howden, Minnesota
S Kaevon Merriweather, Iowa

Fourth-Team Specialists

K Charles Campbell, Indiana
P Brad Robbins, Michigan
KR Blake Corum, Michigan
PR D.J. Matthews, Indiana

Total Selections on Athlon's 2022 All-Big Ten Team


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