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2011 Big Ten Preview - All-Big Ten Teams
Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy
Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Jul 29, 2011


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LEADERS
- 2011 Illinois Preview | 2011 Indiana Preview | 2011 Ohio State Preview
- 2011 Penn State Preview | 2011 Purdue Preview | 2011 Wisconsin Preview

LEGENDS
- 2011 Iowa Preview | 2011 Michigan Preview | 2011 Michigan State Preview
- 2011 Minnesota Preview | 2011 Nebraska Preview | 2011 Northwestern Preview

- 2011 Big Ten Preview
- CFN Thoughts on the Big Ten | 2011 Big Ten Unit Rankings
- 2011 CFN All-Big Ten Team & Top 30 Players | 2011 Big Ten Schedules & Picks
- 2011 Big Ten Leaders Team By Team Looks & Predicted Finish
- 2011 Big Ten Legends Team By Team Looks & Predicted Finish
- 2011 Big Ten Media Days - Coaches Quotes | 2010 Big Ten Preview

2011 Preseason Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year

Denard Robinson, QB Michigan
Cam Newton stole Robinson’s thunder, but the Heisman race was all but over after the first eight weeks of the season. The team started losing, so the 191 rushing yards and three scores against Penn State and the 105 yards against Iowa weren’t noticed like they should’ve been, and while the passing was spotty, the rushing production made up for it and he was hardly the reason for the defeats. His future at the next level is as a receiver, and there might be times when he’s used by Borges as something other than a quarterback, but he needs the ball in his hands as much as possible.

Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year
 
Jerel Worthy, DT Michigan State

The anchor and star of the defense is Worthy, a junior, who has about 13 games left in his college career before he’s off to the NFL as a top 15 draft pick. The 6-3, 305-pounder has good size and is extremely active, leading the team with four sacks and eight tackles for loss, to go along with 40 tackles. He got a little bit bigger, but he didn’t lose any of his athleticism, and while he’s not a massive space eater who can do much on the nose, he can be a terrific one-gap defender and a dream of a 4-3 tackle at the next level.

First Team Preseason
All-Big Ten Offense

QB - Denard Robinson, Jr., Michigan
RB - Dan Herron, Sr., Ohio State
RB - James White, Soph., Wisc
WR - Damarlo Belcher, Sr., Indiana
WR - Nick Toon, Sr., Wisconsin
TE - Kyler Reed, Jr., Nebraska
OL - Mike Adams, Sr., Ohio State
OL - Jeff Allen, Sr., Illinois
OL - Michael Brewster, Sr., Ohio St
OL - David Molk, Sr., Michigan
OL - Riley Reiff, Jr., Iowa
PK – Derek Dimke, Sr. Illinois
KR – Troy Stoudermire, Sr. Minn

First Team Preseason
All-Big Ten Defense

DL - Jared Crick, Sr., Nebraska
DL - Kawann Short, Jr., Purdue
DL - Baker Steinkuhler, Jr., Nebraska
DL - Jerel Worthy, Jr., Michigan St
LB - Chris Borland, Soph., Wisc
LB - Lavonte David, Sr., Nebraska
LB - Michael Mauti, Jr., Penn St
DB - Johnny Adams, Jr., Michigan St
DB - Alfonzo Dennard, Sr., Nebraska
DB - D’Anton Lynn, Sr., Penn State
DB - Shaun Prater, Sr., Iowa
P – Brad Nortman, Sr. Wisconsin
PR – Keshawn Martin, Sr. Mich St

Second Team Preseason
All-Big Ten Offense

QB - Kirk Cousins, Sr., Michigan St
RB - Montee Ball, Jr., Wisconsin
RB - Marcus Coker, Soph., Iowa
WR - Marvin McNutt, Sr., Iowa
WR - DeVier Posey, Sr., Ohio State
TE - Drake Dunsmore, Sr., NWest
OL - Quinn Barham, Sr., Penn St
OL - Peters Drew, Jr., Purdue
OL - Joel Foreman, Sr., Michigan St
OL - Peter Konz, Jr., Wisconsin
OL - Al Netter, Sr., Northwestern
PK – Philip Welch, Sr. Wisconsin
KR – Venric Mark, Soph. NWest

Second Team Preseason
All-Big Ten Defense

DL - Vince Browne, Sr., NWest
DL - Mike Martin, Sr., Michigan
DL - John Simon, Jr., Ohio State
DL - Nathan Williams, Sr, Ohio St
LB - Dwayne Beckford, Jr., Purdue
LB - Nate Stupar, Sr. Penn State
LB - Jeff Thomas, Sr., Indiana
DB - Aaron Henry, Sr., Wisconsin
DB - Micah Hyde, Jr., Iowa
DB - Brian Peters, Sr., Northwestern
DB - Tavon Wilson, Sr., Illinois
P - Cory Webster, Soph. Purdue
PR - Jordan Hall, Jr. Ohio State
Top 30 Preseason Big Ten Players

1. QB Denard Robinson, Jr., Michigan
2. DT Jerel Worthy, Jr., Michigan St
3. LB Chris Borland, Soph., Wisconsin
4. OT Mike Adams, Sr., Ohio State
5. DT Jared Crick, Sr., Nebraska
6. LB Lavonte David, Sr., Nebraska
7. QB Kirk Cousins, Sr., Michigan St
8. QB Russell Wilson, Sr., Wisconsin
9. DT Baker Steinkuhler, Jr., Nebraska
10. QB Taylor Martinez, Jr., Nebraska
11. DT Kawann Short, Jr., Purdue
12. QB Nathan Scheelhaase, Soph., Illinois
13. QB Dan Persa, Sr., Northwestern
14. C David Molk, Sr., Michigan
15. LB Michael Mauti, Jr., Penn St
16. OT Riley Reiff, Jr., Iowa
17. WR Damarlo Belcher, Sr., Indiana
18. NT Mike Martin, Sr., Michigan
19. WR Nick Toon, Sr., Wisconsin
20. CB Shaun Prater, Sr., Iowa
21. RB James White, Soph., Wisconsin
22. CB D’Anton Lynn, Sr., Penn State
23. RB Dan Herron, Sr., Ohio State
24. C Michael Brewster, Sr., Ohio State
25. CB Alfonzo Dennard, Sr., Nebraska
26. WR DeVier Posey, Sr., Ohio State
27. OT Jeff Allen, Sr., Illinois
28. WR Marvin McNutt, Sr., Iowa
29. RB Marcus Coker, Soph., Iowa
30. DE Vince Browne, Sr., Northwestern

LEADERS
- 2011 Illinois Preview | 2011 Indiana Preview | 2011 Ohio State Preview
- 2011 Penn State Preview | 2011 Purdue Preview | 2011 Wisconsin Preview

LEGENDS
- 2011 Iowa Preview | 2011 Michigan Preview | 2011 Michigan State Preview
- 2011 Minnesota Preview | 2011 Nebraska Preview | 2011 Northwestern Preview

- 2011 Big Ten Preview
- CFN Thoughts on the Big Ten | 2011 Big Ten Unit Rankings
- 2011 CFN All-Big Ten Team & Top 30 Players | 2011 Big Ten Schedules & Picks
- 2011 Big Ten Leaders Team By Team Looks & Predicted Finish
- 2011 Big Ten Legends Team By Team Looks & Predicted Finish
- 2011 Big Ten Media Days - Coaches Quotes | 2010 Big Ten Preview