B1G Player Rankings: No. 20, Darqueze Dennard

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

B1G Player Rankings: No. 20, Darqueze Dennard

We’re 20 days from the 2013 football season kicking off. Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) get things started for the Big Ten on Thursday, Aug. 29 on BTN/BTN2Go. To help count down the days to kickoff, BTN.com is ranking the top 25 players. Join us as we count it down, from 25-1, every day.

No. 20: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

With all the talent the Michigan State defense has rolled out the last two seasons, Darqueze Dennard hasn’t received the love and attention his play warrants. That’s not right, as the 5-11, 188-pound cornerback has averaged 47 tackles and three interceptions the past two campaigns in helping Pat Narduzzi’s defense rank among the nation’s elite units. A veteran who improves every season, especially as a tackler, Dennard is the Big Ten’s top corner not named Bradley Roby. And that’s saying something.

View Dennard’s career stats:
2010 stats:
11 tackles; 2 TFL; 1 sack; 1 FR; 1 FF
2011 stats:
42 tackles; 1 TFL, 3 INT; 3 BU
2012 stats:
52 tackles; 3.5 TFL; 3 INT; 7 BU

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Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
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Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
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Deion Barnes, DE, Penn State
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Isaiah Lewis, S, Michigan State
24. James White, RB, Wisconsin
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Anthony Hitchens, LB, Iowa

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