On Wednesday afternoon, the Associated Press released its 2017 All-Big Ten team.
Headlining the team was Penn State RB Saquon Barkley on offense — who was named as the conference’s offensive player of the year for the second straight season — and Iowa LB Josey Jewell. Barkley was also awarded the conference’s all-purpose player.
Wisconsin freshman RB Jonathan Taylor won newcomer of the year with his 1,847 rushing yards and 13 TD scored on the ground this season. Keeping things within the program, Badgers coach Paul Chryst also earned coach of the year honors.
Ohio State and Wisconsin each had seven players from its respective schools on the AP’s team — most of any Big Ten team. The entire first team offensive line consists of three members from the Buckeyes and two from Badgers.
Those voting for the awards were 25 writers and broadcasters who cover the conference.
First Team Offense
WR — Simmie Cobbs, Indiana, 6-4, 220, Jr., Oak Park, Illinois.
WR — D.J. Moore, Maryland, 5-11, 215, Jr., Philadelphia.
T — Michael Deiter, Wisconsin, 6-6, 328, Jr., Curtice, Ohio.
T — Jamarco Jones, Ohio State, 6-5, 310, Sr., Chicago.
G — Michael Jordan, Ohio State, 6-7, 310, So., Canton, Michigan.
G — Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin, 6-6, 317, Jr., Grafton, Wisconsin.
C — Billy Price, Ohio State, 6-4, 312, Sr., Austintown, Ohio.
TE — Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin, 6-6, 248, Sr., Aurora, Illinois.
QB — J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, 6-2, 220, Sr., Wichita Falls, Texas.
RB — Saquon Barkley, Penn State, 5-11, 230, Jr., Coplay, Pennsylvania.
RB — Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, 5-11, 214, Fr., Salem, New Jersey.
PK — Griffin Oakes, Indiana, 5-10, 198, Greenwood, Indiana.
All-Purpose — Saquon Barkley, Penn State, 5-11, 230, Jr., Coplay, Pennsylvania.
First Team Defense
DE — Nick Bosa, Ohio State, 6-4, 270, So., Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
DE — Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State, 6-4, 265, Sr., Tarboro, North Carolina.
DT — Maurice Hurst, Michigan, 6-2, 280, Sr., Westwood, Massachusetts.
DT — Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State, 6-3, 295, So., Cleveland.
LB — Josey Jewell, Iowa, 6-2, 236, Sr., Decorah, Iowa.
LB — T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin, 6-1, 244, Jr., Lake Villa, Illinois.
LB — Tegray Scales, Indiana, 6-0, 230, Sr., Cincinnati.
CB — Josh Jackson, Iowa, 6-1, 192, Jr., Corinth, Texas.
CB — Nick Nelson, Wisconsin, 5-11, 208, Jr., Glenarden, Maryland.
S — Marcus Allen, Penn State, 6-2, 207, Sr., Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
S — D’Cota Dixon, Wisconsin, 5-10, 204, Jr., Oak Hill, Florida.
P — Ryan Anderson, Rutgers, 6-1, 203, Sr., DeWitt, Michigan.
The AP’s full article, which includes both the first and second teams, can be read here.