Preseason All-Big Ten team

The publishers have voted. Here is our Preseason All-Big Ten team.

2014 Preseason All-Big Ten

PosPlayer NameHtWtYear
QBBraxton Miller, Ohio State 6-2215Sr.
HBAmeer Abdullah, Nebraska5-9195Sr.
HBMelvin Gordon, Wisconsin6-1213Jr.
WRShane Wynn, Indiana5-7170Sr.
WRStefon Diggs, Maryland6-0195Jr.
TEJesse James, Penn State6-7255Jr.
OLBrandon Scherff, Iowa6-5320Sr.
OLRob Havenstein, Wisconsin6-8333Sr.
OLJack Allen, Michigan State6-2300Jr.
OLJason Spriggs, Indiana6-7308Jr.
OLBrandon Vitabile, Northwestern6-3300Sr.
DEShilique Calhoun, Michigan State6-4257Jr.
DLRandy Gregory , Nebraska 6-6240Jr.
DTMichael Bennet, Ohio State6-2288So.
DTCarl Davis , Iowa6-5315Sr.
LBChi Chi Ariguzo, Northwestern6-3235Sr.
LBJake Ryan, Michigan6-3230Sr.
LBSteve Longa, Rutgers6-1220So.
CBTrae Waynes, Michigan State6-1183Jr.
CBBlake Countess, Michigan5-10180Jr.
SKurtis Drummond, Michigan State6-1200Sr.
SCorey Cooper, Nebraska6-1215Sr.

Offensive Player of the Year: QB Braxton Miller (Ohio State)

Braxton Miller

Milller somewhat struggled down the stretch and was limited in the spring due to an shoulder injury he sustained in the Orange bowl, but returns as arguably one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the country. Entering his third year in Urban Meyer's system, Miller could make a big jump in 2014. The biggest knock on the Ohio native so far in his career has been his consistency. With familiarity of the offense, he should start to become better in the area. He's already won Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year twice.

Defensive Player of the Year: DE Randy Gregory (Nebraska)

Randy Gregory

There might not be a better NFL prospect in the Big Ten than Gregory, who was named's National Sophomore Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. A junior college transfer last season, Gregory was raw, but showed an ability to get to quarterbacks. Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini feels his ceiling is extremely high and says the Indiana native's game grew a lot in the spring. He recorded 66 tackles and 10.5 sacks in 2013, notching 18 quarterback hurries.

Coach of the Year: Mark Dantonio (Michigan State)
Fresh off a 13-1 season and a Rose Bowl victory, Michigan State enters the 2014 season as No. 8 overall in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Spartans lose six starters on defense, but are expected to reload, while their offense returns quarterback Connor Cook - a budding star.

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