What if the SEC and Big Ten College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game in 2019?

Examining a potential Big Ten vs. SEC All-Star Game

Major League Baseball’s 2019 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night, July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon Sports thinking about potential all-star matchups at the college football level.

 

The SEC ranks as college football's best conference, with the Big Ten entrenched as the No. 2 league ahead of the ACC. The Big Ten's squad would be led by a deep defensive line, two standout running backs and one of the nation's top all-around players in Purdue's Rondale Moore. The SEC features Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, three explosive running backs in D'Andre Swift, Najee Harris and Ke'Shawn Vaughn and a defense loaded with speed and talent at all three levels. 

 

With that in mind, what would the outcome be if the Big Ten and SEC played an all-star game in July with the best players from each conference? The idea isn’t going to come to fruition, but it is an interesting concept to ponder.

 

How would a potential Big Ten vs. SEC All-Star Game this break down for 2019? Below is a look at how the two teams stack up at each position.

 

Which team has the advantage?

 

Big Ten All-Stars

 

Offense

 

QB Shea Patterson, Michigan

RB J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State

RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

WR Tyler Johnson, Minnesota

WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan

AP Rondale Moore, Purdue

TE Pat Freiermuth, Penn State

C Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin

OL Ben Bredeson, Michigan

OL Alaric Jackson, Iowa

OL Thayer Munford, Ohio State

OL Cole Van Lanen, Wisconsin

 

Defense

           

DL A.J. Epenesa, Iowa

DL Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State

DL Kenny Willekes, Michigan State

DL Chase Young, Ohio State

LB Joe Bachie, Michigan State

LB Markus Bailey, Purdue

LB Paddy Fisher, Northwestern

CB Lavert Hill, Michigan

CB Josiah Scott, Michigan State

S Jordan Fuller, Ohio State

S Josh Metellus, Michigan

 

Special Teams

          

K Matt Coghlin, Michigan State

P Drue Chrisman, Ohio State

KR Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Iowa

PR Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan

           

SEC All-Stars

 

Offense    

 

QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

RB Najee Harris, Alabama

RB D'Andre Swift, Georgia

WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

WR Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt

AP Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt

TE Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

C Drake Jackson, Kentucky

OL Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn

OL Andrew Thomas, Georgia

OL Tre'Vour Wallace-Simms, Missouri

OL Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama

 

Defense

          

DL Derrick Brown, Auburn

DL Raekwon Davis, Alabama

DL  Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M

DL Jabari Zuniga, Florida

LB Cale Garrett, Missouri

LB Dylan Moses, Alabama

LB Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State

CB Kristian Fulton, LSU

CB CJ Henderson, Florida

S Grant Delpit, LSU

S J.R. Reed, Georgia

 

Special Teams           

 

K Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia

P Braden Mann, Texas A&M

KR De'Vion Warren, Arkansas

PR  Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

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