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2008 CFN Preseason All-Big Ten Team
Michigan State RB Javon Ringer
Michigan State RB Javon Ringer
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Posted Jul 31, 2008


CFN 2008 Preseason All-Big Ten Team and Top 30 Players

2008 Big Ten Preview

CFN All-Big Ten Team

Team Previews & Predictions
Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Michigan | Michigan State | Minnesota
Northwestern | Ohio State |
Penn State | Purdue | Wisconsin

- 2008 CFN Big Ten Preview
- CFN All-Big Ten Team & Top 30 Players
- Big Ten Team-by-Team Capsules

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Big Ten Unit Rankings

- Big Ten Schedules & Predictions

By Pete Fiutak

2008 Preseason All-Big Ten Offense

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
RB Chris Wells, Ohio State

Is he the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NFL draft? That might be getting way too ahead of the game, but he has the skills to be a franchise back at the next level. Size? He's 6-1 and 237 pounds. Speed? Check out the touchdown run in the loss to LSU and the 52-yard scoring run against Michigan in 2006. He's a star the loaded Buckeyes offense will work around. Outside of an injury, the only thing keeping Wells from being a Heisman favorite will be the workload. The Buckeye backfield has several great rushers.

Top 30 Big Ten Players

1. RB Chris Wells, Jr., Ohio State
2. LB James Laurinaitis, Sr., Ohio State
3. CB Malcolm Jenkins, Sr., Ohio State
4. DE Maurice Evans, Jr., Penn State

5. CB Vontae Davis, Jr., Illinois
6. TE Travis Beckum, Sr., Wisconsin
7. DE Greg Middleton, Jr., Indiana
8. RB Javon Ringer, Sr., Michigan State
9. RB P.J. Hill, Jr., Wisconsin
10. QB Curtis Painter, Sr., Purdue
11. OT Alex Boone, Sr., Ohio State
12. DT Mitch King, Sr., Iowa
13.
LB Marcus Freeman, Sr., Ohio State
14.
QB Kellen Lewis, Jr., Indiana
15. RB Tyrell Sutton, Sr., Northwestern
16. DT Terrance Taylor, Sr., Michigan
17. QB Juice Williams, Jr., Illinois
18. WR Arrelious Benn, Soph., Illinois
19. DE Tim Jamison, Sr., Michigan
20. LB Jonathan Casillas, Sr., Wisc.
21. DT Greg Brown, Sr., Indiana
22. CB Morgan Trent, Sr., Michigan
23. LB Anthony Heygood, Sr., Purdue
24. LB Greg Jones, Soph., Michigan St
25. SS Otis Wiley, Sr., Michigan State
26. DE Trevor Anderson, Jr., Michigan St
27. QB C.J. Bacher, Sr., Northwestern

28. FS Shane Carter, Jr., Wisconsin
29. WR Brian Robiskie, Sr., Ohio State
30. PK Austin Starr, Sr., Indiana

QB - Curtis Painter, Sr., Purdue
RB - Javon Ringer, Sr., Michigan State
RB - Chris Wells, Jr., Ohio State
WR - Arrelious Benn, Soph., Illinois
WR - Brian Robiskie, Sr., Ohio State
TE - Travis Beckum, Sr., Wisconsin
OL - Alex Boone, Sr., Ohio State
OL - Xavier Fulton, Sr., Illinois
OL - A.Q. Shipley, Sr., Penn State
OL - Kraig Urbik, Sr., Wisconsin
OL - Stefen Wisniewski, Soph., Penn State
PK - Austin Starr, Sr., Indiana
KR – A.J. Wallace, Jr., Penn State

2008 Preseason All-Big Ten
Defense

Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
LB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
Could he be on the list of one of the greatest linebackers of all-time? He could submit his name for the list is he has another season like his previous two. He might not be a freak of athletic nature, but he's always around the ball, he's always making plays, and he has the utmost respect from the rest of his team. Don't blame him for the loss to LSU; he had 19 tackles.

DL - Maurice Evans, Jr., Penn State
DL - Mitch King, Sr., Iowa
DL - Greg Middleton, Jr., Indiana
DL - Terrance Taylor, Sr., Michigan
LB - Jonathan Casillas, Sr., Wisconsin
LB -
Marcus Freeman, Sr., Ohio State  
LB - James Laurinaitis, Sr., Ohio State
DB - Vontae Davis, Jr., Illinois
DB - Malcolm Jenkins, Sr., Ohio State
DB - Morgan Trent, Sr., Michigan
DB - Otis Wiley, Sr., Michigan State
P – Jeremy Boone, Jr. Penn State
PR – David Gilreath, Soph. Wisconsin

CFN ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

QB - Kellen Lewis, Jr., Indiana
RB - P.J. Hill, Jr., Wisconsin
RB - Tyrell Sutton, Sr., Northwestern
WR - Andy Brodell, Sr., Iowa
WR - Eric Decker, Jr., Minnesota
TE -  Tony Moeaki, Sr., Iowa
OL - Gabe Carimi, Soph., Wisconsin
OL – Andy Kemp, Sr. Wisconsin
OL - Rich Ohrnberger, Sr., Penn State
OL - Steve Rehring, Sr., Ohio State
OL - Sean Sester, Sr., Purdue
PK – Kevin Kelly, Sr., Penn State
KR – Marcus Thigpen, Sr., Indiana

CFN All-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM DEFENSE.

DL - Trevor Anderson, Jr., Michigan State
DL - Greg Brown, Sr., Indiana  
DL - Tim Jamison, Sr., Michigan
DL - Matt Kroul, Sr., Iowa

LB - Anthony Heygood, Sr., Purdue

LB - Greg Jones, Soph., Michigan State
LB - Brit Miller, Sr., Illinois
DB - Tramaine Brock, Jr., Minnesota
DB - Shane Carter, Jr., Wisconsin
DB - Anthony Scirrotto, Sr., Penn State
DB - Donovan Warren, Soph., Michigan
P – Justin Kuceck, Sr., Minnesota
PR – Derrick Williams, Sr. Penn State