Your Leaders Division all-star team

It has been a brutal baseball season so far here in Chicago, as the underachieving White Sox and flat-lining Cubs limp to the break. Bennett's St. Louis Cardinals, meanwhile, are tied atop the NL Central and must fend off the suddenly mighty Pittsburgh Pirates.

In keeping with the baseball theme and tonight's All-Star Game in Phoenix, we've decided to compile the top all-star teams from the Big Ten. Now that there are two divisions, we can split the teams and project which squad would win if they met on the gridiron.

I'll get us started with the Leaders Division all-stars. Bennett will follow in a bit with the Legends Division all-stars. You'll then get to vote on which team would win.

Here we go ...


T: Jeff Allen, Illinois

T: Mike Adams, Ohio State

C: Michael Brewster, Ohio State

G: Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin

G: Hugh Thornton, Illinois

QB: Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois

RB: James White, Wisconsin

RB: Montee Ball, Wisconsin

TE: Ted Bolser, Indiana

WR: Derek Moye, Penn State

WR: Damarlo Belcher, Indiana

WR: DeVier Posey, Ohio State


DE: John Simon, Ohio State

DT: Kawann Short, Purdue

DT: Devon Still, Penn State

DE: Nathan Williams, Ohio State

LB: Michael Mauti, Penn State

LB: Chris Borland, Wisconsin

S/LB: Tyler Moeller, Ohio State*

CB: Ricardo Allen, Purdue

CB: Antonio Fenelus, Wisconsin

S: Nick Sukay, Penn State

S: Aaron Henry, Wisconsin


P: Brad Nortman, Wisconsin

K: Derek Dimke, Illinois

KR: Jaamal Berry, Ohio State

*Plays nickel safety for Ohio State but can be used in hybrid role.