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Monday, December 17, 2012
Big Ten All-America roundup

By Brian Bennett

Now that all the major All-America teams have been named, let's take a look at which Big Ten players received the honor.

Wisconsin's Montee Ball was a consensus All-American. That distinction belongs to players who earned the most first-team All-America nods at their position from the top five All-America lists: the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation. This is the second year in a row Ball has been a consensus All-American, joining Georgia's Jarvis Jones and Alabama's Barrett Jones as repeat honorees.

Here's a complete list of Big Ten All-Americans in 2012, thanks to information supplied by the league office:

Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin

First team: AFCA, AP and ESPN.com

Second team: Sports Illustrated,, CBSSports.com, Walter Camp

Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

First team: AP, Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, Walter Camp

Second team: CBSSports.com

Venric Mark, RB/KR, Northwestern

First team: CBS Sports.com, FWAA, Sporting News

Spencer Long, OG, Nebraska

Second team: AP, Walter Camp

Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State

Second team: AP
Third team: CBSSports.com

Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

First team: ESPN.com
Second team: AP, CBSSports.com, Walter Camp

John Simon, DE, Ohio State

Second team: CBSSports.com, Walter Camp
Third team: AP

Michael Mauti, LB, Penn State

First team: ESPN.com

Kawann Short, DT, Purdue:

Second team: AP, CBSSports.com

Ricky Wagner, OT, Wisconsin

Second team: CBSSports.com