Big 10 Lands Four on AP’s 1st Team All-American Squad
The Big 10 has landed four players on the first-team Associated Press All-American college football team.
Rose Bowl bound Wisconsin was well represented as they had two offensive linemen make the squad.
Tackle Gabe Carimi made the team following up last week’s honors as the Outland Trophy winner which recognizes the top interior lineman in college football. He was joined in the trenches by fellow guard John Moffitt, as the two anchored a line that lead one of the highest scoring offenses in the country. Wisconsin averaged 250 yards a game on the ground, 450 yards a game overall and 43 points per game. The Badgers scored 70 points in a game twice and 83 in another game.
Purdue Boilermaker Ryan Kerrigan was named as a defensive end. Kerrigan faced double and triple teams all year yet still led the country in tackles for loss with 26. Kerrigan was named the Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year last week.
Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones was selected on the first team for the second year in a row and was the only repeat first-team player.