Big Ten Conference football individual honors


Big Ten Conference football individual honors

Coaches and media of the Big Ten Conference award the following individual honors at the end of each football season. In addition, the "Chicago Tribune" awards the Chicago Tribune Silver Football to the most valuable football player of the conference.

Player of the Year

"Sanctioned by AP and UPI; replaced with separate offensive and defensive selections in 1990."

* 1982: Anthony Carter, Michigan
* 1983: Don Thorp, Illinois
* 1984: Keith Byars, Ohio State
* 1985: Chuck Long, Iowa and Lorenzo White, Michigan State
* 1986: Jim Harbaugh, Michigan
* 1987: Lorenzo White, Michigan State and Ernie Jones, Indiana
* 1988: Anthony Thompson, Indiana
* 1989: Anthony Thompson, Indiana

Offensive Player of the Year

"Selected by coaches and media."
* 1990: Nick Bell, Iowa "(coaches)", Matt Rodgers, Iowa "(coaches)", Jon Vaughn, Michigan "(coaches)", and Tico Duckett, Michigan State "(media)"
* 1991: Desmond Howard, Michigan "(coaches and media)"
* 1992: Tyrone Wheatley, Michigan "(coaches and media)"
* 1993: Brent Moss, Wisconsin "(coaches and media)"
* 1994: Kerry Collins, Penn State "(coaches and media)"
* 1995: Eddie George, Ohio State "(coaches and media)"
* 1996: Orlando Pace, Ohio State "(coaches and media)"
* 1997: Curtis Enis, Penn State "(coaches)" and Tavian Banks, Iowa "(media)"
* 1998: Joe Germaine, Ohio State "(coaches)" and Drew Brees, Purdue "(media)"
* 1999: Ron Dayne, Wisconsin "(coaches and media)"
* 2000: Drew Brees, Purdue "(coaches and media)"
* 2001: Antwaan Randle El, Indiana "(coaches and media)"
* 2002: Brad Banks, Iowa "(coaches and media)"
* 2003: Chris Perry, Michigan "(coaches and media)"
* 2004: Braylon Edwards, Michigan "(coaches and media)"
* 2005: Michael Robinson, Penn State "(coaches)" and Brett Basanez, Northwestern "(media)"
* 2006: Troy Smith, Ohio State "(coaches and media)"
* 2007: Rashard Mendenhall, Illinois "(coaches and media)"

Offensive Lineman of the Year

"Selected by Big Ten radio broadcasters until 1991; selected by coaches since."
* 1984: Jeff Dellenbach, Wisconsin
* 1985: Mike Haight, Iowa
* 1986: Dave Croston, Iowa
* 1987: Tony Mandarich, Michigan State
* 1988: Tony Mandarich, Michigan State
* 1989: Bob Kula, Michigan State
* 1990: "no award"
* 1991: Greg Skrepenak, Michigan
* 1992: Mike Devlin, Iowa
* 1993: Korey Stringer, Ohio State
* 1994: Korey Stringer, Ohio State
* 1995: Orlando Pace, Ohio State
* 1996: Orlando Pace, Ohio State
* 1997: Flozell Adams, Michigan State
* 1998: Jon Jansen, Michigan
* 1999: Chris McIntosh, Wisconsin
* 2000: Steve Hutchinson, Michigan
* 2001: LeCharles Bentley, Ohio State
* 2002: Eric Steinbach, Iowa
* 2003: Robert Gallery, Iowa
* 2004: David Baas, Michigan
* 2005: Greg Eslinger, Minnesota
* 2006: Jake Long, Michigan
* 2007: Jake Long, Michigan

Defensive Player of the Year

"Selected by coaches and media."
* 1990: Moe Gardner, Illinois "(coaches)" and Darrick Brownlow, Illinois "(media)"
* 1991: Leroy Smith, Iowa "(coaches)" and Troy Vincent, Wisconsin "(media)"
* 1992: Steve Tovar, Ohio State "(coaches)" and Jeff Zgonina, Purdue "(media)"
* 1993: Dana Howard, Illinois "(coaches and media)" and Dan Wilkinson, Ohio State "(media)"
* 1994: Dana Howard, Illinois "(coaches and media)"
* 1995: Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern "(coaches and media)"
* 1996: Shawn Springs, Ohio State "(coaches)" and Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern "(media)"
* 1997: Charles Woodson, Michigan "(coaches and media)"
* 1998: LaVar Arrington, Penn State "(coaches)" and Tom Burke, Wisconsin "(media)"
* 1999: Courtney Brown, Penn State "(coaches and media)"
* 2000: Jamar Fletcher, Wisconsin "(coaches and media)"
* 2001: Larry Foote, Michigan "(coaches and media)"
* 2002: Mike Doss, Ohio State "(coaches)" and Michael Haynes, Penn State "(media)"
* 2003: Will Smith, Ohio State "(coaches and media)"
* 2004: Erasmus James, Wisconsin "(coaches and media)"
* 2005: A.J. Hawk, Ohio State "(coaches and media)"
* 2006: LaMarr Woodley, Michigan "(coaches and media)"
* 2007: James Laurinaitis, Ohio State "(coaches and media)"

Defensive Lineman of the Year

"Selected by Big Ten radio broadcasters until 1991; selected by coaches since."
* 1984: Paul Hufford, Iowa
* 1985: Mike Hammerstein, Michigan
* 1986: Eric Kumerow, Ohio State
* 1987: Dave Haight, Iowa
* 1988: Mark Messner, Michigan
* 1989: Moe Gardner, Illinois
* 1990: "no award"
* 1991: Leroy Smith, Iowa
* 1992: Chris Hutchinson, Michigan
* 1993: Dan Wilkinson, Ohio State
* 1994: Simeon Rice, Illinois
* 1995: Mike Vrabel, Ohio State
* 1996: Mike Vrabel, Ohio State
* 1997: Jared DeVries, Iowa
* 1998: Tom Burke, Wisconsin
* 1999: Courtney Brown, Penn State
* 2000: Wendell Bryant, Wisconsin and Karon Riley, Minnesota
* 2001: Wendell Bryant, Wisconsin
* 2002: Jimmy Kennedy, Penn State
* 2003: Will Smith, Ohio State
* 2004: Erasmus James, Wisconsin
* 2005: Tamba Hali, Penn State
* 2006: LaMarr Woodley, Michigan
* 2007: Vernon Gholston, Ohio State

Freshman of the Year

"Selected by coaches and media."
* 1986: Darrell Thompson, Minnesota "(coaches)"
* 1987: Tony Lowery, Wisconsin "(coaches)"
* 1988: Brian Fox, Purdue "(coaches)" and Ed Sutter, Northwestern "(media)"
* 1989: Eric Hunter, Purdue "(coaches and media)"
* 1990: Robert Smith, Ohio State "(coaches and media)"
* 1991: Corey Rogers, Purdue "(coaches and media)"
* 1992: Korey Stringer, Ohio State "(coaches)" and Simeon Rice, Illinois "(media)"
* 1993: Reggie Garnett, Michigan State "(coaches and media)"
* 1994: Orlando Pace, Ohio State "(coaches and media)"
* 1995: Charles Woodson, Michigan "(coaches)" and Curtis Enis, Penn State "(media)"
* 1996: Andy Katzenmoyer, Ohio State "(coaches and media)" and Ron Dayne, Wisconsin "(coaches)"
* 1997: Anthony Thomas, Michigan "(coaches and media)"
* 1998: Antwaan Randle El, Indiana "(coaches and media)"
* 1999: Brooks Bollinger, Wisconsin "(coaches and media)"
* 2000: Stuart Schweigert, Purdue "(coaches and media)"
* 2001: Anthony Davis, Wisconsin "(coaches and media)"
* 2002: Maurice Clarett, Ohio State "(coaches and media)"
* 2003: Laurence Maroney, Minnesota "(coaches and media)" and Steve Breaston, Michigan "(coaches)"
* 2004: Mike Hart, Michigan "(coaches and media)"
* 2005: Tyrell Sutton, Northwestern "(coaches and media)"
* 2006: P. J. Hill, Jr., Wisconsin "(coaches and media)"
* 2007: Arrelious Benn, Illinois "(coaches and media)"

Dave McClain Coach of the Year

"Since 1986, this award has been dedicated in honor of Dave McClain, who served as the Wisconsin Badger's head coach from 1978-1985. Selected by media."
* 1972: Bo Schembechler, Michigan
* 1973: Woody Hayes, Ohio State
* 1974: Denny Stolz, Michigan State
* 1975: Woody Hayes, Ohio State
* 1976: Bo Schembechler, Michigan
* 1977: Darryl Rogers, Michigan State
* 1978: Jim Young, Purdue
* 1979: Earle Bruce, Ohio State
* 1980: Bo Schembechler, Michigan
* 1981: Hayden Fry, Iowa
* 1982: Dennis Green, Northwestern
* 1983: Mike White, Illinois
* 1984: Leon Burtnett, Purdue
* 1985: Bo Schembechler, Michigan
* 1986: Bill Mallory, Indiana
* 1987: Bill Mallory, Indiana
* 1988: John Mackovic, Illinois
* 1989: John Mackovic, Illinois
* 1990: Hayden Fry, Iowa
* 1991: Gary Moeller, Michigan
* 1992: Gary Moeller, Michigan
* 1993: Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin
* 1994: Joe Paterno, Penn State
* 1995: Gary Barnett, Northwestern
* 1996: Gary Barnett, Northwestern
* 1997: Joe Tiller, Purdue
* 1998: Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin
* 1999: Glen Mason, Minnesota
* 2000: Randy Walker, Northwestern
* 2001: Ron Turner, Illinois
* 2002: Kirk Ferentz, Iowa
* 2003: John L. Smith, Michigan State
* 2004: Kirk Ferentz, Iowa
* 2005: Joe Paterno, Penn State
* 2006: Bret Bielema, Wisconsin
* 2007: Ron Zook, Illinois

External links

Official Big Ten accouncements

* [http://bigten.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112304aad.html Big Ten Announces 2004 Football All-Conference Teams And Individual Honors]
* [http://bigten.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112205aab.html Big Ten Announces 2005 Football All-Conference Teams And Individual Honors]
* [http://bigten.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112106aaa.html Big Ten Announces 2006 Football All-Conference Teams And Individual Honors]
* [http://bigten.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/111907aaj.html Big Ten Announces 2007 Football All-Conference Teams and Individual Honors]


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