Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, June 23, 2015

It should be another strong season for the Big Ten.

Fresh off the conference's first national championship since 2002, the Big Ten boasts a bevy of top-end talent.

How much talent, exactly? Well, 24 Big Ten players made Athlon Sports' preseason 2015 All-America Team, second only to the SEC (27). Earlier this summer, Phil Steele placed 20 Big Ten players on his preseason All-America Team.

Reigning national champ Ohio State accounts for 11 of Athlon's All-Americas, four more than second-place Alabama (7).

Take a look at all of Athlon's Big Ten representatives:


First team
RB: Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
G: Pat Elflein, Ohio State
G: Taylor Decker, Ohio State

Second team
T: Jack Conklin, Michigan State

Third team
C: Jack Allen, Michigan State

Fourth team
QB: Cardale Jones, Ohio State
AP: De'Mornay Pierson-El, Nebraska



First team
DE: Joey Bosa, Ohio State
DE: Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State

Second team
DT: Anthony Zettel, Penn State
LB: Darron Lee, Ohio State
CB: Eli Apple, Ohio State
S: Vonn Bell, Ohio State

Third team
DT: Maliek Collins, Nebraska
DT: Adolphus Washington, Ohio State
LB: Joshua Perry, Ohio State
CB: William Likely, Maryland

Fourth team
LB Vince Biegel, Wisconsin
CB: Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Minnesota



First team
PR: De'Mornay Pierson-El, Nebraska

Second team
K: Brad Craddock, Maryland

Third team
PR: Jalin Marshall, Ohio State

Fourth team
P: Peter Mortell, Minnesota
KR: Janarion Grant, Rutgers

View the full team.