's 2012 All-Big Ten non-con teams

Non-conference play, for all intents and purposes, is in the rearview mirror. Yes, Indiana and Purdue each have one non-Big Ten game remaining, but conference play kicks off Saturday. It was a fast first four weeks, no doubt, and now it’s time to release our All-Big Ten non-conference teams.

See Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina’s teams in this post. Who did we miss? Feel free to leave your picks in the comment box below.

[RELATED: Dienhart: Best of the non-con season]

QB Braxton Miller, Ohio State* Braxton Miller, Ohio State*
RB Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State
RB Venric Mark, Northwestern Venric Mark, Northwestern
WR Allen Robinson, Penn State Allen Robinson, Penn State
WR Kenny Bell, Nebraska Keenan Davis, Iowa
TE Dion Sims, Michigan State Dion Sims, Michigan State
C Brandon Vitable, Northwestern Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
G Spencer Long, Nebraska Brian Mulroe, Northwestern
G Andrew Norwell, Ohio State Spencer Long, Nebraska
T Taylor Lewan, Michigan Taylor Lewan, Michigan
T Rickey Wagner, Wisconsin Jack Mewhort, Ohio State
K Jeff Budzien, Northwestern Mike Meyer, Iowa
DL Kawann Short, Purdue William Gholston, Michigan State
DL Ra’Shede Hageman, Minnesota D.L. Wilhite, Minnesota
DL William Gholston, Michigan State Kawann Short, Purdue**
DL D.L. Wilhite, Minnesota Ra’Shede Hageman, Minnesota
LB Michael Mauti, Penn State Michael Mauti, Penn State
LB Chris Borland, Wisconsin Chi Chi Ariguzo, Northwestern
LB Chi Chi Ariguzo, Northwestern Anthony Hitchens, Iowa
DB Derrick Wells, Minnesota** Bradley Roby, Ohio State
DB Travis Howard, Ohio State Josh Johnson, Purdue
DB Isaiah Lewis, Michigan State Jordan Kovacs, Michigan
DB Josh Johnson, Purdue Derrick Wells, Minnesota
P Cody Webster, Purdue Justin DuVernois, Illinois

* — Denotes Offensive Player of the Non-con Season
** — Denotes Defensive Player of the Non-con Season
Coach of the non-con season: Jerry Kill, Minnesota (unanimous)


Your Opinion?
Show Comments (11 Comments)
Chris on 9/23/2012 @ 1:08pm EDT Said:

No Mark Weisman on the list? He has been stellar at RB for Iowa and in two nonconference games is averaging 150 yards a game and he has 6 tds…what has Le’ Veon Bell done that’s been more valuable for his team then what Weisman has been to the Hawkeyes.?

Dennon on 9/23/2012 @ 1:57pm EDT Said:

T-Magic over Miller any day!

huskerred on 9/23/2012 @ 2:46pm EDT Said:

This interview with Dantonio puts new meaning in “hurry-up”….lol! Great Coach that pulls no punches! Gonna be a long week for the team in green.

M2 on 9/23/2012 @ 7:17pm EDT Said:

Jerry Kill? Seriously? I’d rather have my cat coach the team. Minnesota has beaten absolutely nobody of consequence. Complete joke.

JDubbs on 9/23/2012 @ 7:20pm EDT Said:

C’mon guys…Put Taylor Martinez on the list. One question for you, would youbthink that Burkhead would be on the list if he hadn’t missed two games?

Abemsy on 9/23/2012 @ 8:50pm EDT Said:

M2—-I think the pick of Jerry kill being coach of the year has alot to do with that nobody in the big ten beat anybody of consequence. To be honest there are not a lot of candidates at this point, not he deserves it but he is in the conversation. Who should be the pick?

carvixki on 9/23/2012 @ 10:12pm EDT Said:

Pat Fitzgerald has done a great job. I’d have him coach my team anyday.

aroznowski on 9/24/2012 @ 11:21am EDT Said:

M2, that post is a complete joke.

Andrew on 9/24/2012 @ 9:23pm EDT Said:

I am a bit surprised neither of you put Johnathan Hankins on this team. He has been a beast for the OSU defense, and is probably the only player on that unit deserving of being on this list (Travis Howard has contributed to the plague of missed tackles). A DT who has 20 tackles against only two teams that really tried to run the ball is impressive as well as the 1.5 sacks and 3 or maybe 3.5 tkls for a loss. He is also most likely a top 10 pick in the upcoming draft if he enters it.

Craig HIrschey on 9/25/2012 @ 12:17am EDT Said:

Michael Carter deserves consideration out of Minnesota. CB.

Cal on 9/25/2012 @ 2:21pm EDT Said:

Purdue has the 2nd best scoring offense in the league and has shown what it can do in comparison to Michigan and MSU against ND (17 points to 6 and 3 points) and again compared to MSU against East. Michigan (54 to 23 points) and they don’t get at least one player named to the offense?

WRs Edison and Ross are tied for 2nd in receptions. Those would have been a good place to start. RB Hunt has only gotten 11 carries but has nearly as many yards per game as Michigan’s Toussaint with more than 3x as many carries. Hunt’s 12.55 ypc average is the 2nd best of the top 25 rushers only exceeded by Purdue’s Brandon Cottom (21.40 ypc).