Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, December 3, 2014

The Big Ten was dotted with a bevy of good freshmen this fall.

And none played better than Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett, who led the conference in passing efficiency and total offense en route to taking the Buckeyes to the East Division crown. Not bad for a guy who opened training camp third string.


That?s why Barrett is the unquestioned headliner of All-Freshman Team. 2014 BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

WR: Mike Dudek, Illinois
WR: DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State*
TE: Mike Gesicki, Penn State
L: Mason Cole, Michigan (T)
L: Andrew Nelson, Penn State* (T)
L: Sean Welsh, Iowa* (G)
L: Brian Allen, Michigan State (G/C)
L: Connor Mayes, Minnesota (G)
QB: J.T. Barrett, Ohio State*
RB: Justin Jackson, Northwestern
RB: Jalin Marshall, Ohio State*

L: Malik McDowell, Michigan State (NT)
L: Steve Richardson, Minnesota (T)
L: Kemoko Turay, Rutgers* (E)
LB: Ja?Whaun Bentley, Purdue
LB: Tegray Scales, Indiana
LB: Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State
LB: Darron Lee, Ohio State*
DB: Montae Nicholson, Michigan State (SS)
DB: Godwin Igwebuike, Northwestern* (S)
DB: Eli Apple, Ohio State* (CB)
DB: Marcus Allen, Penn State (S)

K: Rafael Gaglianone, Wisconsin
P: Daniel Pasquariello, Penn State
PR: De?Mornay Pierson-El, Nebraska
KR: Jonathan Parker, Iowa*

HONORABLE MENTION: LB Jesse Aniebonam, Maryland; LB Bo Bower, Iowa*; K Drew Brown, Nebraska; LB Jason Cabinda, Penn State; DT Parker Cothren, Penn State*; S Chase Dutra, Indiana*; DE Gaelin Elmore, Minnesota; LB Danny Ezechukwu, Purdue*; S Lubern Figaro, Wisconsin; LB Chris Frey, Michigan State; WR Chris Godwin, Penn State; CB Grant Haley, Penn State; WR/KR J-Shun Harris II, Indiana; NT Nate Hoff, Indiana*; LB Josey Jewell, Iowa*; DB Josh Kalu, Nebraska; K Sean Nuernberger, Ohio State; K Griffin Oakes, Indiana*; RB Jonathan Parker, Iowa*; K Ryan Santoso, Minnesota*; RB Akrum Wadley, Iowa*; LB Anthony Walker, Northwestern*; WR Juwann Winfree, Maryland

*redshirt freshman

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