2013 Big Ten Preview - CFN All-Big Ten Team
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Posted Jul 25, 2013


Preview 2013 - CFN All-Big Ten Team & Top 30 Players


Preview 2013

CFN All-Big Ten Team & Top Players


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2013 Preseason Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year

QB Braxton Miller, Jr. Ohio State

He didn't lead the Big Ten in passing last season. He didn't lead in passing efficiency, and he wasn't even the league's top rushing quarterback. However, he became exactly the type of quarterback the Buckeye offense needed, coming up with big plays time and again with both his legs and his arm, and he kept the mistakes to a minimum. On purely an MVP level, he deserved far more consideration for the Heisman considering what he did to get Ohio State to 12-0 with 1,271 rushing yards and 13 scores, while throwing for 2,039 yards and 15 scores while spreading out six picks. Now in his third year, he's the leader and he's the signature star for a national title level team, and now the spotlight is on to do even more.

2013 Preseason Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year
 
LB Ryan Shazier, Jr. Ohio State

After a little bit of an average start to the season, all of a sudden the light went on and he blew up with 13 tackles against Cal and followed it up with 13 stops against UAB - the production didn't stop there. The former safety was a guided missile all over the field making big things happen both in the backfield and in pass coverage. While he's not huge, he's physical and tough, and now he has to take his game to an even higher level with so much turnover on the Buckeye defensive front seven.

CFN First Team
Preseason All-Big Ten 
QB - Braxton Miller, Jr. Ohio State
RB - Venric Mark, Sr. Northwestern
RB - James White, Sr. Wisconsin
WR - Jared Abbrederis, Sr. Wisconsin
WR - Allen Robinson, Jr. Penn State
TE - Jacob Pedersen. Sr. Wisconsin
OL - Taylor Lewan, Sr. Michigan
OL - Spencer Long, Sr. Nebraska
OL - Andrew Norwell, Sr. Ohio State
OL - Ed Olson, Sr. Minnesota
OL - Brandon Scherff, Jr. Iowa
PK - Jeff Budzien, Sr. Northwestern
KR - Jordan Cotton, Sr. Iowa

CFN First Team
Preseason All-Big Ten
DL - Bruce Gaston, Sr. Purdue
DL - Ra’Shede Hageman, Sr. Minnesota
DL - Ryan Russell, Jr. Purdue
DL - Tyler Scott, Sr. Northwestern
LB - Chris Borland, Sr. Wisconsin
LB - Max Bullough, Sr. Michigan St
LB - Ryan Shazier, Jr. Ohio State
DB - Darqueze Dennard, Sr. Michigan State
DB - Isaiah Lewis, Sr. Michigan State
DB - Bradley Roby, Jr. Ohio State
DB - Dezmen Southward, Sr. Wisconsin
P – Mike Sadler, Jr. Michigan State
PR – Corey Brown, Sr. Ohio State

CFN Second Team
Preseason All-Big Ten
QB - Taylor Martinez, Sr. Nebraska
RB - Ameer Abdullah, Jr. Nebraska
RB - Fitzgerald Toussaint, Sr. Michigan
WR - Kenny Bell, Jr. Nebraska
WR - Corey Brown, Sr. Ohio State
TE - C.J. Fiedorowicz, Sr. Iowa
OL - Fou Fonoti, Sr. Michigan State
OL - Ryan Groy, Sr. Wisconsin
OL - Rob Havenstein, Jr. Wisconsin
OL - Dallas Lewallen, Jr. Wisconsin
OL - Brandon Vitable, Jr. Northwestern
PK – Mike Meyer, Sr. Iowa
KR – Dennis Norfleet, Soph. Michigan

CFN Second Team
Preseason All-Big Ten
DL - Beau Allen, Sr. Wisconsin
DL - Jason Ankrah, Sr. Nebraska
DL - Deion Barnes, Soph. Penn St
DL - DaQuan Jones, Sr. Penn State
LB - Jonathan Brown, Sr. Illinois
LB - Anthony Hitchens, Sr. Iowa
LB - James Morris, Sr. Iowa
DB - Ricardo Allen, Sr. Purdue
DB - Christian Bryant, Sr. Ohio St
DB - Ciante Evans, Sr. Nebraska
DB - Thomas Gordon, Sr. Michigan
P - Cody Webster, Sr. Purdue
PR – Jared Abbrederis, Sr. Wisconsin
Top 30 Preseason
Big Ten Players

1. QB Braxton Miller, Jr. Ohio State
2. QB Taylor Martinez, Sr. Nebraska
3. OT Taylor Lewan, Sr. Michigan
4. LB Ryan Shazier, Jr. Ohio State
5. CB Bradley Roby, Jr. Ohio State
6. QB Devin Gardner, Jr. Michigan
7. RB/KR Venric Mark, Sr. Northwestern
8. LB Chris Borland, Sr. Wisconsin
9. LB Max Bullough, Sr. Michigan St
10. LB James Morris, Sr. Iowa
11. WR Allen Robinson, Jr. Penn St
12. RB James White, Sr. Wisconsin
13. LB Jonathan Brown, Sr. Illinois
14. WR Jared Abbrederis, Sr. Wisconsin
15. TE Jacob Pedersen. Sr. Wisconsin
16. RB/KR Ameer Abdullah, Jr. Nebraska
17. TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, Sr. Iowa
18. LB Anthony Hitchens, Sr. Iowa
19. SS Isaiah Lewis, Sr. Michigan St
20. DT Bruce Gaston, Sr. Purdue
21. OG Andrew Norwell, Sr. Ohio St
22. QB Nathan Scheelhaase, Sr. Illinois
23. LB Desmond Morgan, Jr. Michigan
24. DE Tyler Scott, Sr. Northwestern
25. DT Ra’Shede Hageman, Sr. Minnesota
26. S Dezmen Southward, Sr. Wisconsin
27. LB Denicos Allen, Sr. Michigan St
28. OT Ed Olson, Sr. Minnesota
29. RB Fitzgerald Toussaint, Sr. Michigan
30. CB Darqueze Dennard, Sr. Michigan State
*Michigan LB Jake Ryan is one of the Big Ten's top 30 players, but he's out with a torn ACL


 
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