Few Big Ten schools can match the production that Nebraska has had in the NFL draft the last 10 years. The Cornhuskers have had 36 picks—almost four per draft. And the program also has had three first-rounders. The most prolific position has been defensive back with nine selections. The offensive line, defensive line and linebacker (each with six picks) also have been productive positions for producing pros in Lincoln. Nebraska will add to its impressive array of NFL draftees in 2016, with offensive tackle Alex Lewis, defensive tackles Vincent Valentine and Maliek Collins and fullback Andy Janovich most likely to
On Tuesday night’s “BTN Live,” Glen Mason shared who he thought each Big Ten football team would miss the most in 2015. Watch the full feature in the video above, and see his answers in the text below. ILLINOIS: Reilly O’Toole, QB “You look at Reilly O’Toole, how he hung in there, how he persevered, how he competed, and the victory against Penn State, the victory against Northwestern that enabled them to go to a bowl game, I think that next year Coach Beckman will say, ‘You know, I wish Reilly O’Toole was still around here.'” INDIANA: Tevin Coleman, RB
Ameer Abdullah won four events at the NFL Scouting Combine last week in Indianapolis, a performance that no NFL prospect could top, according to The Wall Street Journal.
It should come as no surprise to Big Ten fans that Ameer Abdullah took home the Senior Bowl Most Outstanding Player on Saturday.
Ameer Abdullah, the record-breaking running back from the University of Nebraska, has been selected as the 2014 Senior CLASS Award winner for the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. [ MORE: Read the full BigTen.org release on Abdullah ] Abdullah and Michigan’s Devin Gardner were tabbed as 2014 Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-Americans. Abdullah is the second Big Ten standout to earn the Senior CLASS Award, as Ohio State’s James Laurinaitis was honored in 2008. The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I FBS football coaches, national football media and fans, is given annually to the most outstanding
The Big Ten office released its Week 9 Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday. See all of the honorees and watch select video highlights inside.
Week 9 of the Big Ten season included close games, blowout games, an upset, and plenty of exceptional individual performances on both sides of the ball. Here are my top Week 9 Big Ten individual performances. 1. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska. The Huskers’ star running back continues to make his case for being a Heisman Trophy finalist this season. Abdullah totaled 341 all-purpose yards in a 42-24 victory over Rutgers, which set a new school record. His 225 rushing yards marks the fourth time this season Abdullah has topped the 200-yard mark on the ground. When it comes to college
We've seen Big Ten fans build a snowman out of their favorite players. Like, this Aaron Craft tribute. We now have a pumpkin tribute.
Another fun weekend of Big Ten football is in the books. There weren’t any upsets, but there were plenty of exceptional individual performances on both sides of the ball Saturday. Here are my top Week 8 Big Ten individual performances. 1. J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State. Barrett has officially cemented his name in the Heisman Trophy conversation. The Buckeyes’ redshirt freshman quarterback was phenomenal in Saturday’s 56-17 win over Rutgers, completing 19-of-31 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns, to go along with 107 yards rushing and a pair of scores on the ground. 2. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska. Another
Homewood High School, which is where Nebraska star running back Ameer Abdullah attended, spelled out "Fear Ameer" during a football game on Friday night. Check it out inside!