With the regular season in the books, the best players in the Big Ten conference have started to receive their due. Wisconsin already had 12 defensive players receive All-Big Ten honors, but today it was the offense’s turn.
Jonathan Taylor, who is averaging seven yards a carry as he closes in on 2,000 rushing yards on the season and Adrian Peterson’s freshman rushing record, was the consensus First Team All-Big Ten running back. The freshman shared the honor with Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.
Also receiving first team nods were lineman Beau Benzschawel and Michael Deiter, who were consensus picks, and tight end Troy Fumagalli, who was picked to the first team by coaches but to the second team by the media.
Other Wisconsin players receiving honors were tackle David Edwards, a consensus second team pick, and center Tyler Biadasz who was a consensus third team pick.
Quarterback Alex Hornibrook and injured wide out Quintez Cephus also received honorable mention honors.
All-in-all Wisconsin now has six All Big Ten First Team players, five second team players and two third team players. Including honorable mentions, 21 Wisconsin players received honors this week.