7 B1G players earn FWAA All-America honors
The 2020 Football Writers Association of America All-America Team was announced on Wednesday, and seven B1G players are among the honorees.
Ohio State has three players on the teams, Iowa has two, with Indiana and Northwestern rounding out the league representation.
Buckeyes offensive lineman Wyatt Davis was named to the first team, with defensive back Shaun Wade and wide receiver Garret Wilson making the second team.
Also making the first team is Iowa defensive lineman Daviyon Nixon, with center Tyler Linderbaum making the second team.
A pair of defensive backs, Indiana’s Tiawan Mullen and Northwestern’s Greg Newsone both made the list, with Mullen garnering first team accolades and Newsome named to the second team.
Since 1945, the FWAA team has been among the five used in the NCAA’s selection of an annual consensus All-America team in college football. Since the 2002 season, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), The Associated Press, The Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation have joined the FWAA as the five designated selectors by the NCAA.
The combined 54-man teams represent 39 schools from all 10 FBS conferences plus one independent and hail from half the country – their hometowns are in 26 states led by nine from Texas, eight from Florida and six from California. It is heavily-laden with seniors, who occupy almost half (23) the spots, followed by 19 juniors and 12 sophomores. There are no freshmen on the combined team.