BTN.com's All-Legends Offensive Team

Legends and Leaders are no more. It was a fun three seasons, but now we turn the page to the East and West. In remembrance of the Legends and Leaders, which formed with Nebraska’s arrival prior to 2011, we’re highlighting our top players from the period (2011-13). Up next: BTN.com’s All-Legends Offensive Team.

As a refresher, the Legends featured Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern.

View our team in the photo gallery below and see player stats at the bottom of this post.

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BTN.com’s All-Legends Offensive Team

QB: Kirk Cousins, Michigan State (2011). 267-419 (64%), 3,316 yards, 25 TD
RB: Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State (2011-12). 564 car., 2,741 yards, 25 TD; 67 rec., 434 yards, 1 TD
RB: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska (2011-13). 549 car., 2,977 yards, 20 TD; 51 rec., 421 yards, 4 TD
WR: Jeremy Gallon, Michigan (2011-13). 169 rec., 2,655 yards, 16 TD
WR: Marvin McNutt, Iowa (2011). 82 rec., 1,315 yards, 12 TD
TE: C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa (2011-13). 91 rec., 899 yards, 10 TD
C: David Molk, Michigan (2011)
G: Joel Foreman, Michigan State (2011)
G: Spencer Long, Nebraska (2011-13)
T: Taylor Lewan, Michigan (2011-13)
T: Brandon Scherff, Iowa (2011-13)
K: Jeff Budzien, Northwestern (2011-13). 48-55 (87%) FG, 136-136 XP

* Stats only account for Legends and Leaders seasons, 2011-13.

Who did we miss? Feel free to cast your submission in the comment box at the bottom of the post.

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Mike Wilson on 6/24/2014 @ 11:24am EDT Said:

You ask who you missed? Perhaps a second OG?

    Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor on 6/24/2014 @ 11:59am EDT Said:

    Apologies, we had Joel Foreman and Spencer Long included in the photo gallery, but somehow left off Long’s name on the list of players by position. This has been fixed. Thank you!

Phil Whitsel on 6/24/2014 @ 1:08pm EDT Said:

Cousins is an excellent selection, but it’s awfully hard to look past the record-setting offensive juggernaut that Denard Robinson was.

Scott on 6/24/2014 @ 1:30pm EDT Said:

Punt returner, kickoff returner, field goal kicker? (I figure that punter would go on the defense list)

    Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor on 6/24/2014 @ 1:34pm EDT Said:

    Scott – The “punter” is Northwestern record-setting kicker Jeff Budzien. Thanks.

Doug on 6/24/2014 @ 4:39pm EDT Said:

Phil, Denard did abosutely nothing vs the good teams he faced, but yes, he did set a lot of records at michigan

Mary Brennan on 6/24/2014 @ 8:12pm EDT Said:

Taylor Martinez broke most of the offensive records while at Nebraska. Think what you will, but he was a definite game changer. Ask Michigan State (2012), Northwestern (2012), Ohio State (2011) and Wisconsin (2012) about how Taylor Martinez changed the outcomes of those games. He will be missed and hopefully remembered for his many contributions to the Huskers. GBR!

Iron Wizard on 6/25/2014 @ 1:44am EDT Said:

ND, OSU, Nebraska, even Penn State and Iowa all hated him for all the headaches he gave them. Bama and MSU’s defense had their way with him. nobody else did

Adam on 6/25/2014 @ 4:18am EDT Said:

I would have Rex over Ameer

JMac on 6/25/2014 @ 3:03pm EDT Said:

I guess the question is do you base this on record or records?

It seems about right, although a case could be made for Jack Allen at center and BJ Cunningham at WR.

Scott on 6/25/2014 @ 5:01pm EDT Said:

If the divisions had continued for this year, Jack Allen over Molk would have been a lock. I mean, he was already better than Molk, but another year would have clinched it.

motownwalt on 6/26/2014 @ 2:48am EDT Said:

Hmm … Michigan never won a Legends Division title, but you still have three of their players on the all-Legends Offense team. Guess individual contributions are still trumped by better team play … since MSU earned two of the three Legends titles, and had the same number of players on this team…?

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