Athlon Sports releases preseason All-B1G team
Just a few days after releasing its 2017 preseason Top 25, Athlon Sports has published its preseason All-B1G selections.
Four teams from the conference – Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin – were ranked in Athlon Sports’ Top 25, and those four programs were well-represented in the All-Conference teams.
Fourteen Buckeyes made the list, the most of any team from the conference. Penn State and Wisconsin, which met in the B1G Championship Game last December, each had 12 players make the cut. Seven were selected out of Michigan.
Northwestern and Iowa had 11 and 10 representatives, respectively.
You can view selections to all four teams on Athlon Sports’ website. Here’s a look at the first-team selections:
- QB – J.T. Barrett, Ohio State
- RB – Saquon Barkley, Penn State
- RB – Justin Jackson, Northwestern
- APB – Mike Weber, Ohio State
- WR – Nick Westbrook, Indiana
- WR – DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State
- TE – Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin
- OC – Billy Price, Ohio State
- OL – Mason Cole, Michigan
- OL – Jamarco Jones, Ohio State
- OL – Brian Allen, Michigan State
- OL – Sean Welsh, Iowa
- DL – Maurice Hurst, Michigan
- DL – Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State
- DL – Sam Hubbard, Ohio State
- DL – Rashan Gary, Michigan
- LB – Josey Jewell, Iowa
- LB – Tegray Scales, Indiana
- LB – Jerome Baker, Ohio State
- CB – Rashard Fant, Indiana
- CB – Chris Jones, Nebraska
- S – Marcus Allen, Penn State
- S – Godwin Igwebuike, Northwestern
- K – Emmit Carpenter, Minnesota
- P – Blake Gillikin, Penn State
- KR – Janarion Grant, Rutgers
- PR – De’Mornay Pierson-El, Nebraska