Big Ten rankings: No. 20, Mike Brewster

February, 22, 2011
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The 2010 Big Ten postseason player rankings continue with ...

No. 20: Mike Brewster, C, Ohio State, Jr., 6-5, 293

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Jeff Hanisch/US PresswireOhio State's Mike Brewster was a Rimington Trophy finalist this past season.
2010 numbers: Started all 13 games at center; named first-team All-Big Ten by the media and second-team All-Big Ten by the coaches; named first-team All-American by Football Writers Association of America; named Ohio State's Offensive Linemen of the Week two times.

Preseason rank: Unranked in preseason Top 25 players

Why he's here: Brewster has been the glue for Ohio State's offensive line ever since he arrived on campus, and he just keeps getting better. The junior was a Rimington Trophy finalist this season and stood out in games like a 38-14 victory against Penn State on Nov. 13. Although Ohio State fans were relieved to hear the Tat 5 honored their promise to coach Jim Tressel and returned for their senior seasons, the real boost came when Brewster decided to come back for the 2011 campaign. He'll enter this coming season as one of the nation's most experienced offensive linemen, boasting 36 career starts. Brewster and Michigan's David Molk will enter the fall as two of the leading candidates for the Rimington Trophy.

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