CBS Sports picks 12 B1G players for Preseason All-America Teams
Eight different B1G teams were represented on CBS Sports’ preseason All-America teams.
More than half the conference had some sort of All-American honoree on one of their preseason teams, which were released on Tuesday. And while it was most of the usual suspects, there were a couple minor surprises within the B1G.
Here were the B1G players who made the cut:
CBS Sports First Team
- TE — Jake Butt, Michigan
- C — Pat Elflein, Ohio State
- OL — Dan Feeney, Indiana
- DT — Malik McDowell, Michigan State
- LB — Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State
- CB — Desmond King, Iowa
- C — Brian Allen, Michigan State
- OL — Dan Voltz, Wisconsin
- LB — Anthony Walker, Northwestern
- LB — Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
- CB — Jourdan Lewis, Michigan
- PR — William Likely, Maryland
There weren’t any surprises among the six players who made the first team, but there were a couple surprising omissions. Both Jourdan Lewis and Jabrill Peppers were second-team honorees.
Lewis, of course, earned All-America honors last year and is considered by many as one of the top two cornerbacks in the country. Peppers, on the other hand, is technically playing a new position but is still generating plenty of hype as a preseason All-American.
Also, Michigan State’s Brian Allen was listed as a second-team center, but he isn’t playing center this year. He’s actually the starting left guard.
But hey, it’s their list.