Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Big Ten rankings: No. 14, John Moffitt
By ESPN.com staff ESPN.com
The 2010 Big Ten postseason player rankings continue with ...
No. 14: John Moffitt, G, Wisconsin, Sr., 6-5, 323
John Moffitt earned consensus first-team All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive season.
2010 numbers: Started all 13 games at left guard after splitting time between guard and center in 2009 and starting the entire 2008 season at center; named a first-team AP All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and the media; named Wisconsin's co-Offensive Player of the Week against Michigan after the Badgers' dominant rushing performance.
Preseason rank:No. 15 in the preseason Top 25 players
Why he's here: Moffitt and classmates Gabe Carimi and Bill Nagy anchored a dominant Wisconsin line that helped the offense set record-setting numbers in 2010. The Badgers ranked 12th nationally in rushing, fifth in scoring, 21st in total offense and 18th in sacks allowed. Moffitt played a significant role in opening up-the-middle rushing lanes for backs John Clay, James White and Montee Ball. He delivered one of his best performances Oct. 16 against then-No. 1 Ohio State, as Wisconsin manhandled a formidable Buckeyes defensive front en route to a historic victory that led to the program's first Big Ten title in 11 seasons. Moffitt earned first-team All-America honors from the AP, CBSSports.com and Rivals.com and earned consensus first-team All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive season. His 42 starts for Wisconsin and his versatility at both guard and center should serve him well at the next level.