Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, February 7, 2013

The official list of players invited to the NFL Combine is out. And the Big Ten is well represented with 32 invitees. Ohio State leads the way with seven players invited.

  • Illinois (4): DE Michael Buchanan; CB Terry Hawthorne; DT Akeem Spence; OT Hugh Thornton
  • Iowa (2): CB Micah Hyde; QB James Vandenberg
  • Michigan: WR Denard Robinson
  • Michigan State (4): CB Johnny Adams; RB Le?Veon Bell; DE William Gholston; TE Dion Sims
  • Minnesota: QB MarQueis Gray
  • Nebraska (3): RB Rex Burkhead; P Brett Maher; S Daimion Stafford
  • Ohio State (7): FB Zach Boren; OT Reid Fragel; DT Johnathan Hankins; LB Etienne Sabino; DE John Simon; TE Jake Stoneburner; DE Nathan Williams
  • Penn State (4): DT Jordan Hill; LB Gerald Hodges; LB Michael Mauti; C Matt Stankiewitch
  • Purdue (2): CB Josh Johnson; DT Kawann Short
  • Wisconsin (4): RB Montee Ball; C Travis Frederick; LB Mike Taylor; OT Ricky Wagner

No players from Northwestern and Indiana were invited.

See the full list at And check out our 2013 National Signing Day coverage for the next big names heading to Big Ten schools – and possibly beyond.

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