On top of being named to the All-Big Tenโ€™s Football Team on defense, Iowaโ€™s Daviyon Nixon received two other honors on Wednesday, highlighting what has been a dominant season.

Nixon was awarded as the ๐๐š๐ ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข-๐–๐จ๐จ๐๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐ƒ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ in addition to winning the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year. He is the first Hawkeye to be given the Nagurski-Wooden award since Mitch King in 2008.

He had 45 tackles this season in eight games including 13.5 tackles for a loss and an interception.

Northwestern cornerback Brandon Joseph was named the ๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง-๐‘๐š๐ง๐๐ฅ๐ž ๐„๐ฅ ๐…๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ capping off a tremendous season in the Big Ten. Joseph had played in four games last season before redshirting and thus was eligible for the award. This year in six games he had 38 tackles and five interceptions.

The Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year is Northwesternโ€™s Paddy Fisher. He is the programโ€™s first linebacker to win the award. The senior had 65 tackles and an interception this year.

Ohio Stateโ€™s Shaun Wade, likely a first round pick in next springโ€™s NFL Draft, is the Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year. Surprisingly, it is the first time that an Ohio State player has won the award since it was first being handed out in 2011.