Six B1G players highlight ESPN's All-America team
Three B1G teams were fixtures in the top 10 for nearly all of 2016.
Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin were all among the country’s best throughout the season thanks to some impressive individual efforts.
As a result, all three of those teams had multiple representatives on ESPN’s All-America team. Each of them had two selections on ESPN’s squad, which was released on Monday.
Here were the B1G players who made the cut:
- Pat Elflein, Ohio State C
- Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin OT
- T.J. Watt, Wisconsin LB
- Jabrill Peppers, Michigan LB
- Malik Hooker, Ohio State S
- Jourdan Lewis, Michigan CB
Alabama and Washington were the only other teams to have multiple representatives. The B1G was tied with the Pac-12 and SEC with six players apiece.
None of the B1G first-teamers were major surprises, though Watt hasn’t been getting as much first-team love as some might’ve expected. The only possible snubs on that list would’ve been Jake Butt or Raekwon McMillan.
There’s a possibility that all six of the B1G representatives will be off to the NFL at season’s end.