2012 Big Ten Preview - All-Big Ten Team
Michigan QB Denard Robinson
Michigan QB Denard Robinson
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Posted Aug 15, 2012


Preview 2012 - CFN All-Big Ten Team & Top 30 Players


Preview 2012

CFN All-Big Ten Team & Top Players


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- 2012 Illinois Preview | 2012 Indiana Preview
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LEGENDS
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- 2012 Michigan State Preview | 2012 Minnesota Preview  
- 2012 Nebraska Preview | 2012 Northwestern Preview  

- 2012 Big Ten Preview
- 2012 Big Ten Unit Rankings
- 2012 CFN Schedules & Picks
- 2012 CFN All-Big Ten Team & Top 30 Players
- 2012 Big Ten Leaders Team Looks & Predicted Finish  
- 2012 Big Ten Legends Team Looks & Predicted Finish  

2012 Preseason Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year

QB Denard Robinson, Sr. Michigan

Always everyone's Heisman favorite after September, he has faded out of the race over the last two seasons even though he has been one of the best players in college football. All he has done is crank out 3,229 rushing yards and 35 scores and 8,160 yards of total offense over the last three seasons. While he'll never be a top-flight passer, there's nothing more breathtaking in college football than watching him run in the open field. He might throw too many interceptions, but the running ability makes up for it.

2012 Preseason Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year
 
DT Johnathan Hankins, Jr. Ohio State

Great defenses start with elite rocks on the inside, and OSU has a future NFL starter in the 6-4, 317-pound junior with excellent athleticism and shocking quickness making 67 tackles with three sacks and 11 tackles for loss. While he's a solid interior pass rusher, he's at his best when he has to hold up against the run.

First Team Preseason
All-Big Ten Offense

QB - Denard Robinson, Sr. Michigan
RB - Montee Ball, Sr. Wisconsin
RB - Le'Veon Bell, Jr. Michigan St
WR - Jared Abbrederis, Jr. Wisc
WR - Keenan Davis, Sr. Iowa
TE - Jacob Pedersen, Jr. Wisconsin
OL - Travis Frederick, Jr. Wisconsin
OL - Taylor Lewan, Jr. Michigan
OL - Chris McDonald, Sr. Mich St
OL - Jack Mewhort, Jr. Ohio State
OL - Ricky Wagner, Sr. Wisconsin
PK - Brett Maher, Sr. Nebraska
KR – Raheem Mostert, Soph. Pur

First Team Preseason
All-Big Ten Defense

DL - William Gholston, Jr. Mich St
DL - Johnathan Hankins, Jr. Ohio St
DL - John Simon, Sr. Ohio State
DL - Kawann Short, Sr. Purdue
LB - Chris Borland, Jr. Wisconsin
LB - Jonathan Brown, Jr. Illinois
LB - Gerald Hodges, Sr. Penn State
DB - Johnny Adams, Sr. Michigan St
DB - Ricardo Allen, Jr. Purdue
DB - Micah Hyde, Sr. Iowa
DB - Troy Stoudermire, Sr. Minn
P – Brett Maher, Sr. Nebraska
PR – Jared Abbrederis, Jr. Wisc

Second Team Preseason
All-Big Ten Offense

QB - Braxton Miller, Soph. Ohio St
RB - Rex Burkhead, Sr. Nebraska
RB - Fitzgerald Toussaint, Jr. Mich
WR - Antavian Edison, Sr. Purdue
WR – Demetrius Fields, Sr. NU
TE - C.J. Fiedorowicz, Jr. Iowa
OL - James Ferentz, Sr. Iowa
OL – Spencer Long, Jr. Nebraska
OL - Andrew Norwell, Jr. Ohio State
OL - Graham Pocic, Sr. Illinois
OL - Hugh Thornton, Sr. Illinois
PK – Drew Basil, Jr. Ohio State
KR – Ameer Abdulluh, Soph. Neb

Second Team Preseason
All-Big Ten Defense

DL - Michael Buchanan, Sr. Illinois
DL - Jordan Hill, Sr. Penn State
DL - Akeem Spence, Jr. Illinois
DL - Baker Steinkuhler, Sr. Nebraska
LB - Max Bullough, Jr. Michigan St
LB - Michael Mauti, Sr. Penn State
LB - Mike Taylor, Sr. Wisconsin
DB - Terry Hawthorne, Sr. Illinois
DB - Shelton Johnson, Sr. Wisc
DB - Mark Murphy, Soph. Indiana
DB - Daimion Stafford, Sr. Nebraska
P – Mike Sadler, Soph. Michigan St
PR – Jeremy Gallon, Jr. Michigan
Top 30 Preseason
Big Ten Players

1. QB Denard Robinson, Sr. Michigan
2. RB Montee Ball, Sr. Wisconsin
3. DT Johnathan Hankins, Jr. Ohio St
4. LB Jonathan Brown, Jr. Illinois
5. DT Kawann Short, Sr. Purdue
6. OT Ricky Wagner, Sr. Wisconsin
7. CB Johnny Adams, Sr. Michigan St
8. LB Gerald Hodges, Sr. Penn State
9. DE William Gholston, Jr. Mich St
10. DE John Simon, Sr. Ohio State
11. DT Akeem Spence, Jr. Illinois
12. RB Le'Veon Bell, Jr. Michigan St
13. LB Chris Borland, Jr. Wisconsin
14. RB Rex Burkhead, Sr. Nebraska
15. QB Braxton Miller, Soph. Ohio St
16. OT Taylor Lewan, Jr. Michigan
17. QB MarQueis Gray, Sr. Minnesota
18. C Travis Frederick, Jr. Wisconsin
19. RB Fitzgerald Toussaint, Jr. Mich
20. LB Mike Taylor, Sr. Wisconsin
21. DE Michael Buchanan, Sr. Illinois
22. QB Taylor Martinez, Jr. Nebraska
23. CB Micah Hyde, Sr. Iowa
24. LB Max Bullough, Jr. Michigan St
25. WR/KR Jared Abbrederis, Jr. Wis
26. LB Michael Mauti, Sr. Penn State
27. CB Ricardo Allen, Jr. Purdue
28. CB Troy Stoudermire, Sr. Minn
29. CB Terry Hawthorne, Sr. Ilinois
30. QB Nathan Scheelhaase, Jr. Illinois

 
LEADERS
- 2012 Illinois Preview | 2012 Indiana Preview
- 2012 Ohio State Preview | 2012 Penn State Preview 
- 2012 Purdue Preview | 2012 Wisconsin Preview

LEGENDS
- 2012 Iowa Preview | 2012 Michigan Preview
- 2012 Michigan State Preview | 2012 Minnesota Preview  
- 2012 Nebraska Preview | 2012 Northwestern Preview  

- 2012 Big Ten Preview
- 2012 Big Ten Unit Rankings
- 2012 CFN Schedules & Picks
- 2012 CFN All-Big Ten Team & Top 30 Players
- 2012 Big Ten Leaders Team Looks & Predicted Finish  
- 2012 Big Ten Legends Team Looks & Predicted Finish