In case you missed it during the holiday weekend, ESPN.com has selected its 2010 All-America team.
Three Big Ten players made the list, and they're names you know by now: Wisconsin left tackle Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin guard John Moffitt and Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan. Carimi won the 2010 Outland Trophy as the nation's top interior lineman, Kerrigan earned unanimous All-America honors and Moffitt appeared on several All-America squads.
Colleague Mark Schlabach writes of Carimi: "Gabe Carimi is the anchor of Wisconsin's high-octane offense, which set school records with 46 rushing touchdowns and 520 points scored. With the mammoth left tackle protecting quarterback Scott Tolzien's blind side, the Badgers allowed only 11 sacks in 12 games."
Schlabach writes of Moffitt: "In the Badgers' 31-18 upset of then-No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16, Moffitt helped pave the way for most of Wisconsin's rushing yards. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Badgers ran 35 times between the tackles against the Buckeyes, gaining 160 yards with three touchdowns."
Colleague Ivan Maisel writes of Kerrigan: "Kerrigan made play after play at the line, leads the nation with 26 tackles for loss and is tied for second with five forced fumbles. That he could achieve all this in plain sight -- it's not as if offenses didn't plan for him -- makes his season doubly special."
Three strong choices. Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones would have been a nice addition to the squad, although I don't have many complaints with my colleagues' choices.