Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, December 13, 2015
The Big Ten placed 17 standouts on the 2015 AP All-America Team, released Sunday.
First-teamers Taylor Decker (Ohio State), Jack Allen (Michigan State), Carl Nassib (Penn State), Desmond King (Iowa) and Vonn Bell (Ohio State) pace the Big Ten representatives.
Eight Big Ten schools had at least one player recognized, headlined by Ohio State (5) and Michigan State (3). Indiana, Michigan and Iowa all had two players receive laurels.
See all 17 honorees, plus the full AP All-America Team, below:
Quarterback - Deshaun Watson, sophomore, Clemson.
Running backs - Derrick Henry, junior, Alabama; Leonard Fournette, sophomore, LSU.
Tackles - Taylor Decker, senior, Ohio State; Spencer Drango, senior, Baylor.
Guards - Joshua Garnett, senior, Stanford; Landon Turner, senior, North Carolina.
Center - Jack Allen, senior, Michigan State.
Receivers - Corey Coleman, junior, Baylor; Josh Doctson, senior, TCU.
Tight end - Hunter Henry, junior, Arkansas.
All-purpose player - Christian McCaffrey, sophomore, Stanford.
Kicker - Ka'imi Fairbairn, senior, UCLA.
Ends - Shaq Lawson, junior, Clemson; Carl Nassib, senior, Penn State.
Tackles - A'Shawn Robinson, junior, Alabama; Andrew Billings, junior, Baylor.
Linebackers - Reggie Ragland, senior, Alabama; Tyler Matakevich, senior, Temple; Jaylon Smith, junior, Notre Dame.
Cornerbacks - Desmond King, junior, Iowa; Vernon Hargreaves III, sophomore, Florida.
Safeties - Jeremy Cash, senior, Duke; Vonn Bell, junior, Ohio State.
Punter - Tom Hackett, senior, Utah.
Quarterback - Baker Mayfield, junior, Oklahoma.
Running backs - Dalvin Cook, sophomore, Florida State; Ezekiel Elliott, junior, Ohio State.
Tackles - Jack Conklin, junior, Michigan State; Ronnie Stanley, senior, Notre Dame.
Guards - Sebastian Tretola, senior, Arkansas; Pat Elflein, junior, Ohio State.
Center - Ryan Kelly, senior, Alabama.
Receivers - Will Fuller, junior, Notre Dame; JuJu Smith-Schuster, sophomore, Southern California.
Tight end - Jake Butt, junior, Michigan.
All-purpose player - Morgan Burns, senior, Kansas State.
Kicker - Jake Elliott, junior, Memphis.
Ends - Joey Bosa, junior, Ohio State; DeForest Buckner, senior, Oregon.
Tackles - Robert Nkemdiche, junior, Mississippi; Sheldon Day, senior, Notre Dame.
Linebackers - Joe Schobert, senior, Wisconsin; Kentrell Brothers, senior, Missouri; Eric Striker, senior, Oklahoma.
Cornerbacks - Jourdan Lewis, junior, Michigan; Jalen Ramsey, junior, Florida State.
Safeties - Trae Elston, senior, Mississippi; Jayron Kearse, junior, Clemson.
Punter - Drew Kaser, senior, Texas A&M.
Quarterback - Keenan Reynolds, senior, Navy.
Running backs - Royce Freeman, sophomore, Oregon; Larry Rose III, sophomore, New Mexico State.
Tackles - Jason Spriggs, senior, Indiana; Vadal Alexander, senior, LSU.
Guards - Dan Feeney, junior, Indiana; Joe Thuney, senior, North Carolina State.
Center - Austin Blythe, senior, Iowa.
Receivers - Laquon Treadwell, junior, Mississippi; Roger Lewis, sophomore, Bowling Green.
Tight end - Austin Hooper, junior, Stanford.
All-purpose player - Jakeem Grant, senior, Texas Tech.
Kicker - Adam Schneider, sophomore, Oregon.
Ends - Shilique Calhoun, senior, Michigan State; Myles Garrett, sophomore, Texas A&M.
Tackles - Jonathan Bullard, senior, Florida; Kenny Clark, junior, UCLA.
Linebackers - Su'a Cravens, junior, Southern California; Blake Martinez, senior, Stanford; Anthony Walker, sophomore, Northwestern.
Cornerbacks - Mackensie Alexander, sophomore, Clemson; Shawun Lurry, sophomore, Northern Illinois.
Safeties - Eddie Jackson, junior, Alabama; Darian Thompson, senior, Boise State.
Punter - Hayden Hunt, junior, Colorado State.