Who Could Be 2012's Top Football Stars?

Who do you think are the top three candidates to win the Big Ten offensive and defensive player of the year honors? Tell us in the comments below and watch Howard Griffith and Gerry DiNardo give you their nominations on tonight’s “Big Ten Football Report” at 6:30 p.m. ET (and again at 9 and 11:30 p.m. ET). To get ready, watch this Internet-only interview with Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis conducted earlier today.

Also on tonight’s show, we review the Michigan State  and Wisconsin spring games to assess what it will take for these teams to win their divisions again while Russ Lande recaps Big Ten names the 2012 NFL Draft including a look at some of the Big Ten’s undrafted players. And it’s never too early to look ahead and book mark the 2012 football season schedule for your school: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, and Wisconsin


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bob jones on 5/1/2012 @ 2:01pm EDT Said:

Rex Burkhead.

Ron Zook on 5/1/2012 @ 2:18pm EDT Said:

Take your pick from Illinois for defensive players. DE Michael Buchanan, LB Jonathan Brown and DB Terry Hawthorne will all be studs. The Illini usually get overlooked for awards (Mercilus should have gotten Def. POY over Still by a landslide), but the fact is Illinois had a top-10 defense last year. Buchanan had a big year last year that was overshadowed by Mercilus and he should put up bigger numbers this year with Mercilus gone. Brown should have been first team All-Big Ten last year after leading league in TFLs and ranking second in tackles in conf. games. Hawthorne, if he can stay healthy, will be a shutdown corner and also double as WR.

Ben on 5/1/2012 @ 9:20pm EDT Said:

Marqueis Gray