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InsideNU's Preseason All-Big Ten Team

Over the past few weeks, we've been writing about each unit in the Big Ten, seeing which teams will be the best and where Northwestern fits in. Included in that series was an All-Big Ten team selection for each team, so since we already have our preseason All-Big Ten teams written out, we thought we'd piece them together with some slight modifications for the sake of consistency. For some units, we only had two teams listed, so anyone who made third or fourth team will be honorable mention. So, agree? Considering how our comment sections have looked in this series, probably not. Disagree? Of course you do! Let us know your thoughts.

First Team

Offense
QB: Braxton Miller, Ohio State
RB: Venric Mark, Northwestern
RB: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State
WR: Allen Robinson, Penn State
WR: Jeremy Gallon, Michigan
WR: Kenny Bell, Nebraska
TE: Kyle Carter, Penn State
OT: Taylor Lewan, Michigan
OG: Spencer Long, Nebraska
C: Brandon Vitabile, Northwestern
OG: John Urschel, Penn State
OT: Jack Mewhort, Ohio State

Defense
DE: Tyler Scott, Northwestern
DT: Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota
DT: Beau Allen, Wisconsin
DE: Marcus Rush, Michigan State
LB: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
LB: Chris Borland, Wisconsin
LB: Max Bullough, Michigan State
CB: Bradley Roby, Ohio State
CB: Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
S: Isaiah Lewis, Michigan State
S: Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern

Special Teams
PK: Brendan Gibbons, Michigan State
P: Mike Sadler, Michigan State
PR: Venric Mark, Northwestern
KR: Jordan Cotton, Iowa

Second Team

Offense
QB: Taylor Martinez, Nebraska
RB: James White, Wisconsin
RB: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
WR: Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin
WR: Cody Latimer, Indiana
WR: Corey Brown, Ohio State
TE: Jacob Pedersen, Wisconsin
OT: Jeremiah Sirles, Nebraska
OG: Andrew Norwell, Ohio State
C: Corey Linsley, Ohio State
OG: Jack Allen, Michigan State
OT: Ryan Groy, Wisconsin

Defense
DE: Deion Barnes, Penn State
DT: Bruce Gaston, Purdue
DT: Carl Davis, Iowa
DE: Adolphus Washington, Ohio State
LB: Jonathan Brown, Illinois
LB: James Morris, Iowa
LB: Glenn Carson, Penn State
CB: Ricardo Allen, Purdue
CB: Adrian Amos, Penn State
S: Christian Bryant, Ohio State
S: C.J. Barnett, Ohio State

Special Teams
PK: Jeff Budzien, Northwestern
P: Justin DuVernois, Illinois
PR: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
KR: Tevin Coleman, Indiana

Honorable Mention

Devin Gardner (Michigan, QB), Quincy Enunwa (Nebraska, WR), Rashad Lawrence (Northwestern, WR), Kofi Hughes (Indiana, WR), C.J. Fiedorowicz (Iowa, TE), Devin Funchess (Michigan, TE)

Complete Unit Breakdowns

Quarterback, Running Back, Wide Receiver, Tight End, Offensive Line, Defensive Line, Linebacker, Secondary, Special Teams