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ESPN.com's preseason All-Big Ten team

8/5/2011

Are two heads really better than one?

We've put that to the test in brainstorming the 2011 preseason All-Big Ten team. Not surprisingly, there were some tough choices, and we're sure you'll point them out to us here and here. Past performance definitely factored into our selections, but we also looked for players likely to make a significant impact this season.

Let's get to it.

OFFENSE

QB: Denard Robinson, Michigan

RB: James White, Wisconsin

RB: Edwin Baker, Michigan State

WR: Jeremy Ebert, Northwestern

WR: Derek Moye, Penn State

TE: Kyler Reed, Nebraska

C: Mike Brewster, Ohio State

T: Riley Reiff, Iowa

T: Jeff Allen, Illinois

G: Joel Foreman, Michigan State

G: Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin

DEFENSE

DL: Jared Crick, Nebraska

DL: Mike Martin, Michigan

DL: Jerel Worthy, Michigan State

DL: John Simon, Ohio State

LB: Lavonte David, Nebraska

LB: Michael Mauti, Penn State

LB: Chris Borland, Wisconsin

CB: Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska

CB: Ricardo Allen, Purdue

S: Trenton Robinson, Michigan State

S: Aaron Henry, Wisconsin

SPECIALISTS

K: Derek Dimke, Illinois

P: Brad Nortman, Wisconsin

KR: Troy Stoudermire, Minnesota

PR: Keshawn Martin, Michigan State

Selections by team: Michigan State (5), Wisconsin (5), Nebraska (4), Ohio State (2), Illinois (2), Michigan (2), Penn State (2), Northwestern (1), Purdue (1), Iowa (1), Minnesota (1)