Get your 2011 All-Big Ten teams & award winners

BTN announced the 2011 All-Big Ten Football Teams and several individual award winners on a special hour-long show Monday night, hosted by Dave Revsine. As always, the All-Big Ten Teams consist of first- and second-team selections from both the conference’s coaches and media.

Spoiler alert: Wisconsin RB Montee Ball, who has scored a Big Ten record 34 touchdowns, is the Big Ten’s only unanimous choice. Watch our interview with Ball and Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson now. And check out all of our Monday interviews here.

The inaugural award winners included only the positional awards, as offensive, defensive, freshman and coach of the year will be released Wednesday. See all the winners in this post.

2011 Big Ten Individual Award Winners

Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year: Russell Wilson, Wisconsin

Named for Purdue’s Bob Griese and Drew Brees

Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year: Marvin McNutt, Iowa

Named for Wisconsin’s Pat Richter and Michigan’s Desmond Howard

Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year: Montee Ball, Wisconsin

Named for Wisconsin’s Alan Ameche and Ron Dayne

Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year: DrakeDunsmore, Northwestern

Named for Penn State’s Ted Kwalick and Iowa’s Dallas Clark

Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year: David Molk, Michigan

Named for Nebraska’s Dave Rimington and Ohio State’s Orlando Pace

 Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year: Devon Still, Penn State

Named for Michigan State’s Bubba Smith and Penn State’s Courtney Brown

Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year: Lavonte David, Nebraska

Named for Illinois’ Dick Butkus and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald

Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year: Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska

Named for Ohio State’s Jack Tatum and Purdue’s Rod Woodson

 Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year: Brett Maher, Nebraska

Named for Wisconsin’s Jim Bakken and Michigan State’s Morten Andersen

 Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year: Brett Maher, Nebraska

Named for Illinois’ Dike Eddleman and Michigan State’s Brandon Fields

2011 All-Big Ten Conference Football Team – Coaches
OFFENSE FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM (*-additional honorees due to ties)
QB Russell Wilson, Wisconsin Kirk Cousins, Michigan State
RB Rex Burkhead, Nebraska Marcus Coker, Iowa
RB MONTEE BALL, Wisconsin Silas Redd, Penn State
WR A.J. Jenkins, Illinois B.J. Cunningham, Michigan State
WR Marvin McNutt, Iowa Nick Toon, Wisconsin
C David Molk, Michigan Mike Caputo, Nebraska*; Mike Brewster, Ohio State*
G Joel Foreman, Michigan State Adam Gettis, Iowa
G Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
T Riley Reiff, Iowa Taylor Lewan, Michigan
T Josh Oglesby, Wisconsin Mike Adams, Ohio State
TE Drake Dunsmore, Northwestern Brian Linthicum, Michigan State
K Brett Maher, Nebraska Carson Wiggs, Purdue
DEFENSE FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM (*-additional honorees due to ties)
DL Whitney Mercilus, Illinois Michael Buchanan, Illinois*
DL Jerel Worthy, Michigan State Mike Daniels, Iowa*
DL John Simon, Ohio State Mike Martin, Michigan*, William Gholston, Michigan State*
DL Devon Still, Penn State Jack Crawford, Penn State*, Kawann Short, Purdue*
LB Lavonte David, Nebraska Max Bullough, Michigan State
LB Gerald Hodges, Penn State Andrew Sweat, Ohio State
LB Chris Borland, Wisconsin Mike Taylor, Wisconsin
DB Shaun Prater, Iowa Isaiah Lewis, Michigan State
DB Johnny Adams, Michigan State C.J. Barnett, Ohio State
DB Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska Nick Sukay, Penn State
DB Aaron Henry, Wisconsin Ricardo Allen, Purdue
P Brett Maher, Nebraska Cody Webster, Purdue

HONORABLE MENTION: ILLINOIS: Jeff Allen, Jonathan Brown, Derek Dimke, Terry Hawthorne, Ian Thomas; INDIANA: Mitch Ewald, Jeff Thomas; IOWA: Broderick Binns, James Ferentz, Eric Guthrie, Micah Hyde, James Morris, Markus Zusevics; MICHIGAN: Kenny Demens, J.T. Floyd, Kevin Koger, Junior Hemingway, Denard Robinson, Fitzgerald Toussaint, Ryan Van Bergen; MICHIGAN STATE: Denicos Allen, Le’Veon Bell, Keshawn Martin, Trenton Robinson, Marcus Rush; MINNESOTA: Kim Royston; NEBRASKA: Will Compton, Ben Cotton, Spencer Long, Marcel Jones, Baker Steinkuhler; NORTHWESTERN: Jeremy Ebert, Jordan Mabin, Brian Mulroe, Al Netter, Dan Persa, Brian Peters; OHIO STATE: Johnathan Hankins, Dan Herron, Jack Mewhort, Jake Stoneburner; PENN STATE: Drew Astorino, Anthony Fera, Jordan Hill, D’Anton Lynn, Derek Moye, Chima Okoli, Chaz Powell, Johnnie Troutman; PURDUE: Dennis Kelly, Joe Holland; WISCONSIN: Jared Abbrederis, Patrick Butrym, Antonio Fenelus, Peter Konz, Brad Nortman, Jacob Pederson, Rocky Wagner.

Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honorees: Nathan Scheelhaase, ILL; Adam Replogle, IND; Eric Guthrie, IOWA; Jordan Kovacs, MICH; Kirk Cousins, MSU; Collin McGarry, MINN; Jared Crick, NEB; Al Netter, NU; Andrew Sweat, OSU; Drew Astorino, PSU; Joe Holland, PUR; Aaron Henry, WIS.

2011 All-Big Ten Conference Football Team – Media
OFFENSE FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM (*-additional honorees due to ties)
QB Russell Wilson, Wisconsin Denard Robinson, Michigan
RB Rex Burkhead, Nebraska Marcus Coker, Iowa
RB MONTEE BALL, Wisconsin Silas Redd, Penn State
WR A.J. Jenkins, Illinois B.J. Cunningham, Michigan State
WR Marvin McNutt, Iowa Jeremy Ebert, Northwestern
C Peter Konz, Wisconsin David Molk, Michigan
G Joel Foreman, Michigan State Spencer Long, Nebraska
G Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
T Riley Reiff, Iowa Jeff Allen, Illinois
T Josh Oglesby, Wisconsin Mike Adams, Ohio State
TE Drake Dunsmore, Northwestern Jacob Pedersen, Wisconsin
K Brett Maher, Nebraska Anthony Fera, Penn State
DEFENSE FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM (*-additional honorees due to ties)
DL Whitney Mercilus, Illinois Michael Buchanan, Illinois*
DL Jerel Worthy, Michigan State Broderick Binns, Iowa*
DL Devon Still, Penn State Mike Martin, Michigan*
DL Kawann Short, Purdue William Gholston, Michigan State*; John Simon, Ohio State*
LB Lavonte David, Nebraska Jonathan Brown, Illinois
LB Chris Borland, Wisconsin Denicos Allen, Michigan State
LB Mike Taylor, Wisconsin Gerald Hodges, Penn State
DB Trenton Robinson, Michigan State Micah Hyde, Iowa
DB Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska Johnny Adams, Michigan State
DB Brian Peters, Northwestern Isaiah Lewis, Michigan State
DB Antonio Fenelus, Wisconsin Nick Sukay, Penn State
P Brett Maher, Nebraska Cody Webster, Purdue

HONORABLE MENTION: ILLINOIS: Derek Dimke, Terry Hawthorne, Tavon Wilson; INDIANA: Mitch Ewald; IOWA: Mike Daniels, James Ferentz, Adam Gettis, Eric Guthrie, James Morris, Tyler Nielsen, Shaun Prater, Markus Zusevics; MICHIGAN: Kenny Demens, J.T. Floyd, Kevin Koger, Jordan Kovacs, Taylor Lewan, Craig Roh, Fitzgerald Toussaint, Ryan Van Bergen; MICHIGAN STATE: Le’Veon Bell, Max Bullough, Dan Conroy, Kirk Cousins, Darqueze Dennard, Brian Linthicum, Chris McDonald, Chris Norman, Kevin Pickelman, Marcus Rush; MINNESOTA: Chris Bunders, Kim Royston; NEBRASKA: Mike Caputo, Austin Cassidy, Will Compton, Ben Cotton, Marcel Jones, Cameron Meredith, Daimion Stafford, Baker Steinkuhler; NORTHWESTERN: Kain Colter, Jordan Mabin, Brian Mulroe, Al Netter, Dan Persa; OHIO STATE: C.J. Barnett, Mike Brewster, Johnathan Hankins, Jack Mewhort, Tyler Moeller, Andrew Norwell, Jake Stoneburner, Andrew Sweat; PENN STATE: Drew Astorino, Quinn Barham, Jack Crawford, Anthony Fera, Jordan Hill, D’Anton Lynn, Chima Okoli, Chaz Powell, Nate Stupar, Johnnie Troutman; PURDUE: Ricardo Allen, Dwayne Beckford, Joe Holland, Dennis Kelly, Carson Wiggs; WISCONSIN: Jared Abbrederis, Patrick Butrym, Aaron Henry, Brad Nortman, Nick Toon, Rocky Wagner, Philip Welch.

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Scott Hansen on 11/28/2011 @ 11:39pm EST Said:

Congrats to Lavonte David, Rex Burkhead, Alfonzo Dennard, & Bret Maher! Also congrats to all award winners! As a Nebraska fan I enjoyed our 1st season in the Big 10! Hopefully next year I will see the Huskers in the title game! GO BIG RED!

    Tom Dienhart, BTN.com Senior Writer on 11/29/2011 @ 10:37am EST Said:

    It’s great having Nebraska. I always have LOVED going to games in Lincoln back when I was with Sporting Newss. Great fans, great people, great program. The Huskers came close this year to winning the Legends and always will be in the race. Lots of talent is back. In fact, I think Nebraska may be the 2012 favorite in the Legends Division, with Michigan also bringing back lots of talent.

Jason Chamberlin on 11/29/2011 @ 12:56am EST Said:

Wow, no love for the leading passer in the bigten-James Vandenberg??

    Tom Dienhart, BTN.com Senior Writer on 11/29/2011 @ 10:30am EST Said:

    When you have Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins, Denard Robinson and Dan Persa, it can get crowded at the top!!!

IlliniFan on 11/29/2011 @ 3:58am EST Said:

Illinois may have had a disappointing end to the season, but their defensive players got absolutely robbed.

Whitney Mercilus not voted defensive lineman of the year? He led the NCAA in sacks. Set the all-time B10 record for forced fumbles. Nagurski and Bednarik (national Def POY) finalist. What more could he do? He should be B10 Def POY, let alone DL of the year.

Jonathan Brown was the leader in B10 play for TFL and #2 in total tackles. Ranked 7th in sacks, but #2 among LBs. He flat out dominated some games. Yet the coaches thought there were 6 better LBs? Give me a break.

    Tom Dienhart, BTN.com Senior Writer on 11/29/2011 @ 10:29am EST Said:

    You make valid points. Unfortunatley, I think often times good players on average/bad teams often get down graded when it comes to postseason awards. It’s nothing new. And I’m not saying it’s right. It’s just reality. Happens in all sports.

Leland Johnson on 11/29/2011 @ 10:11am EST Said:

Brett Maher is an awesome kicker. Way to go.

    Tom Dienhart, BTN.com Senior Writer on 11/29/2011 @ 10:28am EST Said:

    He may end up winning the Groza Award. I know I voted for him.

Dolph on 11/29/2011 @ 12:33pm EST Said:

Explain to me how the idiotic coaches voted Toon over Ebert? Here are the numbers for the Big 10 season for all of the top receivers:

Jenkins: 56 rec; 831 yds, 5 tds
McNutt: 53 rec; 856 yds, 8 tds
Cunningham: 38 rec, 697 yds, 8 tds
Toon: 31 rec, 435 yds, 4 tds
Ebert: 54 rec, 655 yds, 7 tds

Andy Ulery on 11/29/2011 @ 12:40pm EST Said:

Surprised to see that Antonio Fenelus and Peter Konz were both forgotten in 1/2 team by the Coaches. Konz is arguably the best C in the country and Fenelus had another solid year showing he is a near shutdown corner but also a corner not afraid to come up and make some big tackles following his ABT season last year. Plus he did it without Devin Smith on the other side.

Charles N China on 12/1/2011 @ 7:53am EST Said:

It is too bad that the kicker of the year award could not have been named for Alex Henry. He after is the NCAA career leader in FG %

    Tom Dienhart, BTN.com Senior Writer on 12/2/2011 @ 8:39am EST Said:

    He was a great one! I saw the guy hit some big kicks. He had a monster leg!!