The 2019 Big Ten Media Days are just about to start.
The two-day event in Chicago begins on Thursday, July 18 and concludes on Friday, July 19. Ahead of Big Ten Media Days officially beginning, the conference announced its 10-man 2019 preseason honors.
Five student-athletes come from the Big Ten West Division, while the other five were selected from the East. Ohio State and Michigan State were the only two schools — with two members apiece — to have multiple players selected from either division.
Here are the 10:
Joe Bachie, Sr., LB, MSU
Kenny Willekes, Sr., DE, MSU
J.K. Dobbins, Jr., RB, OSU
Chase Young, Jr., DE, OSU
Yetur Gross-Matos, Jr., DE, PSU
A.J. Epenesa, Jr., DE, IOWA
Adrian Martinez, So., QB, NEB
Paddy Fisher, Jr., LB, NU
Rondale Moore, So., WR, PUR
Jonathan Taylor, Jr., RB, WIS
— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) July 18, 2019
Of the 10 student-athletes selected, four are returning All-Americans and all are former All-Big Ten selections. Six of the 10 honorees — Bachie, Fisher, Martinez, Moore, Taylor and Willekes — will be attending Big Ten Media Days this week.