CBS preseason All-America team features 12 Big Ten players
CBS released its 2016 preseason All-America team Tuesday, and it included a healthy dose of Big Ten talent.
Among the first- and second-team lists pieced together by a panel of experts from CBSSports.com and 247Sports.com were 12 players from the Big Ten, including six on the first team.
Michigan (Jake Butt, Jabrill Peppers, Jourdan Lewis) led the way with three overall selections, while Ohio State had the most players on the first team with both Pat Elfein and Raekwon McMillan receiving top honors at their respective positions.
Butt and Iowa cornerback Desmond King were both selected to the 2015 CBS Sports All-America First Team and landed on the preseason first-team list for 2016.
Here is the full list of Big Ten players who made the list:
TE Jake Butt, Michigan, Senior
C Pat Elfein, Ohio State, Senior
OL Dan Feeney, Indiana, Senior
DT Malik McDowell, Michigan State, Junior
LB Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State, Junior
CB Desmond King, Iowa, Senior
C Brian Allen, Michigan State, Junior
OL Dan Voltz, Wisconsin, Junior
LB Anthony Walker, Northwestern, Junior
Jabrill Peppers, Michigan, Junior
CB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan, Senior
PR William Likely, Maryland, Senior