Athlon's All Big 10 teams

Digger1

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An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2022. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2022 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year. Also, team strength does not play a role in selections. These are the best individual players at each position in the league for '22.

Big Ten Football 2022 All-Conference Team​

First-Team Offense

QB
C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
RB Braelon Allen, Wisconsin
RB TreVeyon Henderson, Ohio State
AP Blake Corum, Michigan
WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
WR Jayden Reed, Michigan State
TE Sam LaPorta, Iowa
C John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota
OL Paris Johnson, Ohio State
OL Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
OL Dawand Jones, Ohio State
OL Ryan Hayes, Michigan

First-Team Defense

DL
Zach Harrison, Ohio State
DL Mazi Smith, Michigan
DL P.J. Mustipher, Penn State
DL Jacob Slade, Michigan State
DL Keeanu Benton, Wisconsin
LB Jack Campbell, Iowa
LB Nick Herbig, Wisconsin
LB Garrett Nelson, Nebraska
CB Denzel Burke, Ohio State
CB Riley Moss, Iowa
S Ronnie Hickman, Ohio State
S Ji'Ayir Brown, Penn State

First-Team Specialists

K
Jake Moody, Michigan
P Adam Korsak, Rutgers
KR Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State
PR Jayden Reed, Michigan State

Related: Athlon Sports' College Football Top 25 for 2022

Second-Team Offense

QB
Aidan O'Connell, Purdue
RB Chase Brown, Illinois
RB Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota
AP Donovan Edwards, Michigan
WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
WR Rakim Jarrett, Maryland
TE Payne Durham, Purdue
C Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan
OL J.D. Duplain, Michigan State
OL Jaelyn Duncan, Maryland
OL Joe Tippman, Wisconsin
OL Zak Zinter, Michigan

Second-Team Defense

DL
Ochaun Mathis, Nebraska
DL Jack Sawyer, Ohio State
DL Adetomiwa Adebawore, Northwestern
DL Branson Deen, Purdue
DL Logan Lee, Iowa
LB Seth Benson, Iowa
LB Curtis Jacobs, Penn State
LB Cal Haladay, Michigan State
CB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
CB Tiawan Mullen, Indiana
S Xavier Henderson, Michigan State
S Sydney Brown, Illinois

Second-Team Specialists

K
Noah Ruggles, Ohio State
P Tory Taylor, Iowa
KR Jayden Reed, Michigan State
PR Aron Cruickshank, Rutgers

Third-Team Offense

QB
Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland
RB Evan Hull, Northwestern
RB Jarek Broussard, Michigan State
WR Parker Washington, Penn State
WR Ronnie Bell, Michigan
WR Chris Autman-Bell, Minnesota
WR Dontay Demus, Maryland
C Luke Wypler, Ohio State
TE Erick All, Michigan
OL Trevor Keegan, Michigan
OL Juice Scruggs, Penn State
OL Tyler Beach, Wisconsin
OL Alex Palczewski, Illinois
OL Connor Colby, Iowa

Third-Team Defense

DL
Lukas Van Ness, Iowa
DL JT Tuimoloau, Ohio State
DL Thomas Rush, Minnesota
DL Keith Randolph, Illinois
DL Noah Shannon, Iowa
LB Luke Reimer, Nebraska
LB Junior Colson, Michigan
LB Mariano Sori-Marin, Minnesota
LB Tommy Eichenberg, Ohio State
CB Jakorian Bennett, Maryland
CB D.J. Turner, Michigan
CB Cameron Mitchell, Northwestern
S Tyler Nubin, Minnesota
S Avery Young, Rutgers
S Jalen Graham, Purdue
S Devon Matthews, Indiana

Third-Team Specialists

K
Chad Ryland, Maryland
P Bryce Baringer, Michigan State
KR Aron Cruickshank, Rutgers
PR A.J. Henning, Michigan

Fourth-Team Offense

QB
Payton Thorne, Michigan State
RB Nick Singleton, Penn State
RB Gavin Williams, Iowa
WR Mitchell Tinsley, Penn State
WR Cornelius Johnson, Michigan
WR Broc Thompson, Purdue
WR Isaiah Williams, Illinois
WR Omar Manning, Nebraska
TE Brevyn Spann-Ford, Minnesota
C Gus Hartwig, Purdue
OL Reggie Sutton, Rutgers
OL Teddy Prochazka, Nebraska
OL Matthew Bedford, Indiana
OL Ethan Wiederkehr, Northwestern
OL Spencer Holstege, Purdue
OL Jack Nelson, Wisconsin

Fourth-Team Defense

DL
Tyleik Williams, Ohio State
DL Kydran Jenkins, Purdue
DL Mosiah Nasili-Kite, Maryland
DL Jer'Zhan Newton, Illinois
DL Kris Jenkins, Michigan
DL Jeff Pietrowski, Michigan State
LB Bryce Gallagher, Northwestern
LB Cam Jones, Indiana
LB Nick Henrich, Nebraska
LB Calvin Hart Jr., Illinois
CB Justin Walley, Minnesota
CB Kessawn Abraham, Rutgers
CB Cory Trice, Purdue
CB Deonte Banks, Maryland
CB Quinton Newsome, Nebraska
S Hunter Wohler, Wisconsin
S Jordan Howden, Minnesota
S Kaevon Merriweather, Iowa

Fourth-Team Specialists

K
Charles Campbell, Indiana
P Brad Robbins, Michigan
KR Blake Corum, Michigan
PR D.J. Matthews, Indiana

Total Selections on Athlon's 2022 All-Big Ten Team​

TeamNumber of Selections
Illinois7
Indiana6
Iowa11
Maryland8
Michigan17
Michigan State11
Minnesota9
Nebraska7
Northwestern6
Ohio State16
Penn State8
Purdue9
Rutgers6
Wisconsin7
 
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Digger1

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Who had more punts, Taylor or the Rutgers guy?
Iowa led the Big 10 in punts last year with 82. Rutgers was 2nd with 72. Per game Rutgers was 4th in number of punts and the Hawkeyes were #1 in punts per game.
 

Steve Waite

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Iowa led the Big 10 in punts last year with 82. Rutgers was 2nd with 72. Per game Rutgers was 4th in number of punts and the Hawkeyes were #1 in punts per game.
This is a stunning stat! How many drives where 3 and out because of a inept QB, poor OLine and RB that would dance and not hit the holes hard and we still won the Big West. Our defense was National Championship caliber. Our offense Woof!
 

squeezebox

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Ouch! Leading in number of punts per game is one stat I prefer NOT to be at the top of….
I'm never going to forgive myself for back this up, but Iowa ranked 10th in special teams efficiency rating last year in all of football, the only other P5 schools ahead were KSU, Alabama, Georgia, and Arizona State. Field position is a huge part of Iowa's game.
 

David1979

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Oct 17, 2013
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Colby will be on an All Big Ten team this year. Maybe not first or second but I think third. Richman will get either a third string or honorable mention. I think all the linebackers will get on a team and Merriweather is set to have a big year.
 

David1979

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I'm never going to forgive myself for back this up, but Iowa ranked 10th in special teams efficiency rating last year in all of football, the only other P5 schools ahead were KSU, Alabama, Georgia, and Arizona State. Field position is a huge part of Iowa's game.
Leading in punts per game is not a good stat no matter how you spin it.
 

BurgHawk87

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Leading in punts per game is not a good stat no matter how you spin it.
What if you're playing Indiana and their QB keeps wanting to throw it to the wrong team for touchdowns...I'd punt on first down and let the defense score again. Now repeat that 12 times and viola, leading in punts per game and winning the big ten west. Almost exactly like last year.
 

Digger1

HR Heisman
Sep 30, 2001
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Dillion Doyle and Julius Brents 1st team All Big 12.

Big 12 Football 2022 All-Conference Team​

First-Team Offense

QB
Spencer Sanders, Oklahoma State
RB Bijan Robinson, Texas
RB Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State
WR Quentin Johnston, TCU
WR Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State
WR Xavier Worthy, Texas
TE Ben Sims, Baylor
C Jacob Gall, Baylor
OL Connor Galvin, Baylor
OL Zach Frazier, West Virginia
OL Cooper Beebe, Kansas State
OL Trevor Downing, Iowa State

First-Team Defense

DL
Will McDonald IV, Iowa State
DL Dante Stills, West Virginia
DL Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State
DL Collin Oliver, Oklahoma State
DL Siaki Ika, Baylor
LB Dillon Doyle, Baylor
LB Daniel Green, Kansas State
LB DeMarvion Overshown, Texas
CB Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU
CB Julius Brents, Kansas State
S Kenny Logan, Kansas
S Jason Taylor II, Oklahoma State

First-Team Specialists

K
Casey Legg, West Virginia
P Michael Turk, Oklahoma
KR Malik Knowles, Kansas State
PR D'Shawn Jamison, Texas

Related: Athlon Sports' College Football Top 25 for 2022

Second-Team Offense

QB
Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma
RB Tahj Brooks, Texas Tech
RB Devin Neal, Kansas
WR Marvin Mims, Oklahoma
WR Myles Price, Texas Tech
WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton, West Virginia
TE Jahleel Billingsley, Texas
C Steve Avila, TCU
OL Hunter Woodard, Oklahoma State
OL Wyatt Milum, West Virginia
OL Anton Harrison, Oklahoma
OL Junior Angilau, Texas

Second-Team Defense

DL
Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
DL Brock Martin, Oklahoma State
DL Jalen Redmond, Oklahoma
DL Eli Huggins, Kansas State
DL Tyler Lacy, Oklahoma State
LB Danny Stutsman, Oklahoma
LB DaShaun White, Oklahoma
LB O'Rien Vance, Iowa State
CB D'Shawn Jamison, Texas
CB Ekow Boye-Doe, Kansas State
S Anthony Johnson, Iowa State
S Dadrion Taylor-Demerson, Texas Tech

Second-Team Specialists

K
Alex Hale, Oklahoma State
P Austin McNamara, Texas Tech
KR Brennan Presley, Oklahoma State
PR Jaylin Noel, Iowa State


Third-Team Offense

QB
JT Daniels, West Virginia
RB Taye McWilliams, Baylor
RB Kendre Miller, TCU
WR Phillip Brooks, Kansas State
WR Brennan Presley, Oklahoma State
WR Isaiah Neyor, Texas
TE Brayden Willis, Oklahoma
C Mike Novitsky, Kansas
OL Doug Nester, West Virginia
OL Darrell Simmons, Iowa State
OL Cole Birmingham, Oklahoma State
OL Grant Miller, Baylor

Third-Team Defense

DL
Keondre Coburn, Texas
DL Jaylon Hutchings, Texas Tech
DL Gabe Hall, Baylor
DL Dylan Horton, TCU
DL T.J. Franklin, Baylor
DL Alfred Collins, Texas
LB Khalid Duke, Kansas State
LB Dee Winters, TCU
LB Rich Miller, Kansas
CB Woodi Washington, Oklahoma
CB Charles Woods, West Virginia
S Key Lawrence, Oklahoma
S Mark Perry, TCU

Third-Team Specialists

K
Griffin Kell, TCU
P Tom Hutton, Oklahoma State
KR Jaylin Noel, Iowa State
PR Derius Davis, TCU

Fourth-Team Offense

QB
Quinn Ewers, Texas
RB Dominic Richardson, Oklahoma State
RB Eric Gray, Oklahoma
RB Jirehl Brock, Iowa State
RB SaRodorick Thompson, Texas Tech
WR Taye Barber, TCU
WR Sam James, West Virginia
WR Jordan Whittington, Texas
OL Earl Bostick, Kansas
OL Caleb Rogers, Texas Tech
OL Andrew Coker, TCU
OL Christian Duffie, Kansas State
OL Chris Murray, Oklahoma

Fourth-Team Defense

DL
Jordan Jefferson, West Virginia
DL Moro Ojomo, Texas
DL Brendon Evers, Oklahoma State
DL Taijh Alston, West Virginia
DL Reggie Grimes, Oklahoma
DL Jaxon Player, Baylor
LB Krishon Merriweather, Texas Tech
LB Reggie Pearson, Texas Tech
CB Al Walcott, Baylor
CB Jabbar Muhammad, Oklahoma State
S Beau Freyler, Iowa State
S Rayshad Williams, Texas Tech
S Christian Morgan, Baylor
DB Jahdae Barron, Texas

Fourth-Team Specialists

K
Isaiah Hankins, Baylor
P Issac Power, Baylor
KR Kenny Logan, Kansas
PR Phillip Brooks, Kansas State

Total Selections on Athlon's 2022 All-Big 12 Team​

TeamNumber of Selections
Baylor14
Iowa State10
Kansas6
Kansas State12
Oklahoma13
Oklahoma State14
TCU11
Texas14
Texas Tech11
West Virginia11
 
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iahawkeyes17

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Dillion Doyle and Julius Brents 1st team All Big 12.

Big 12 Football 2022 All-Conference Team​

First-Team Offense

QB
Spencer Sanders, Oklahoma State
RB Bijan Robinson, Texas
RB Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State
WR Quentin Johnston, TCU
WR Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State
WR Xavier Worthy, Texas
TE Ben Sims, Baylor
C Jacob Gall, Baylor
OL Connor Galvin, Baylor
OL Zach Frazier, West Virginia
OL Cooper Beebe, Kansas State
OL Trevor Downing, Iowa State

First-Team Defense

DL
Will McDonald IV, Iowa State
DL Dante Stills, West Virginia
DL Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State
DL Collin Oliver, Oklahoma State
DL Siaki Ika, Baylor
LB Dillon Doyle, Baylor
LB Daniel Green, Kansas State
LB DeMarvion Overshown, Texas
CB Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU
CB Julius Brents, Kansas State
S Kenny Logan, Kansas
S Jason Taylor II, Oklahoma State

First-Team Specialists

K
Casey Legg, West Virginia
P Michael Turk, Oklahoma
KR Malik Knowles, Kansas State
PR D'Shawn Jamison, Texas

Related: Athlon Sports' College Football Top 25 for 2022

Second-Team Offense

QB
Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma
RB Tahj Brooks, Texas Tech
RB Devin Neal, Kansas
WR Marvin Mims, Oklahoma
WR Myles Price, Texas Tech
WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton, West Virginia
TE Jahleel Billingsley, Texas
C Steve Avila, TCU
OL Hunter Woodard, Oklahoma State
OL Wyatt Milum, West Virginia
OL Anton Harrison, Oklahoma
OL Junior Angilau, Texas

Second-Team Defense

DL
Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
DL Brock Martin, Oklahoma State
DL Jalen Redmond, Oklahoma
DL Eli Huggins, Kansas State
DL Tyler Lacy, Oklahoma State
LB Danny Stutsman, Oklahoma
LB DaShaun White, Oklahoma
LB O'Rien Vance, Iowa State
CB D'Shawn Jamison, Texas
CB Ekow Boye-Doe, Kansas State
S Anthony Johnson, Iowa State
S Dadrion Taylor-Demerson, Texas Tech

Second-Team Specialists

K
Alex Hale, Oklahoma State
P Austin McNamara, Texas Tech
KR Brennan Presley, Oklahoma State
PR Jaylin Noel, Iowa State
Good for Doyle. Happy to see him do well and help Baylor win a Big 12 title last year. Kid was put in an awful spot 2 summers ago. Not that it matters much now but Campbell is a better MLB so has worked out well for both.
 

kceasthawk

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But punting is winning
When your guy pins the opponent inside the 10 yard line repeatedly it is. Taylor played a huge role in that PSU win last year. The crowd played a big role as well, but it got them stoked that PSU had to start from the shadow of the goal posts almost every series.
Yes, it would be nice to never have to punt, but as long as KF is here it will be an important role.
 
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Digger1

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Heres the release from UI. I figured Athlon had more than the 2 All Big 10 teams that they listed on their website, previous years they listed all 4 teams on the website.


From the link:
Those named to the third team include sophomores Connor Colby (offensive line) and Lukas Van Ness (defensive line), and senior defensive lineman Noah Shannon. Sophomore running back Gavin Williams and senior safety Kaevon Merriweather were fourth-team honorees.
 
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Digger1

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I added Athlon's 3rd and 4th team All Conference to the 1st post in this thread along with how many players each team had that made All Conference.
 
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When your guy pins the opponent inside the 10 yard line repeatedly it is. Taylor played a huge role in that PSU win last year. The crowd played a big role as well, but it got them stoked that PSU had to start from the shadow of the goal posts almost every series.
Yes, it would be nice to never have to punt, but as long as KF is here it will be an important role.
And this also helps explain why Tory's net punting stats are below the Rutgers punter. How many times did the Rutgers punter boot it when their team was inside the 50 yard line?

Regardless, both of those guys have dynamite in their legs, I just like Tory a lot more.😁
 

GoB1G

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Which is why I don’t understand why the best punters in the country aren’t begging to play for Iowa.

Punters wanna punt.
 

kceasthawk

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Which is why I don’t understand why the best punters in the country aren’t begging to play for Iowa.

Punters wanna punt.
Most if the best punters now are coming from Down Under. The Austrailian kicking academy or whatever it is. I think there were dozens of Aussie punters in the NCAA last year....