Now at the halfway point of the season, it’s time for some midseason college football awards.
Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports is the latest to jump on the bandwagon, releasing his midseason All-American team, featuring some Big Ten names.
Feldman named players on offense and defense and had six players on three teams from the Big Ten conference.
From Ohio State, offensive linemen Pat Elflein and Billy Price got the nod along with defensive back Malik Hooker. The Buckeye offensive line is second in the nation in fewest tackles for loss allowed and pave the way for the team’s talented running backs.
Hooker has four interceptions and 29 tackles to lead the Buckeye defense and rank among the top pass defenders in the nation.
From Wisconsin, offensive lineman Ryan Ramczyk was named to the team. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound lineman is a monster up front for the Badgers.
Last but not least is Michigan, which saw Jourdan Lewis get recognized for his spectacular play at defensive back. Feldman said lewis has allowed just seven yards on the 10 times he’s been targeted this season.
Feldman then named Jabrill Peppers as his all-purpose player. Peppers has played a number of positions this year including running back, wildcat quarterback, linebacker and kick/punt returner. He averages 20 yards per carry, 18 yards per punt return, 32 yards per kick return, has 10 tackles for a loss and 26 solo tackles.