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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Another Big Ten All-America update

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Did you think awards season had ended? Not quite.

Pro Football Weekly has released its All-America team for the college game. As you'd expect, PFW relies on its NFL talent evaluators to assess the top college players each year. And to quote from the Pro Football Weekly release, "Unlike many other teams awarding the best college football players, PFW places an extra premium on true talent and draft value in the selection process. However, participants are expected to have contributed for the bulk of the season to qualify."

No Big Ten players made PFW's first-team All-America squad, but a number earned honorable mention.

Here they are:
Penn State QB Daryll Clark
Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi
Iowa WR Marvin McNutt
Wisconsin TE Garrett Graham
Iowa LT Bryan Bulaga
Illinois G Jon Asamoah
Penn State C Stefen Wisniewski
Michigan DE Brandon Graham
Ohio State DE/DT Cameron Heyward
Wisconsin DE O'Brien Schofield
Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn
Penn State DT Jared Odrick
Penn State ILB Sean Lee
Michigan State LB Greg Jones
Penn State OLB Navorro Bowman
Iowa CB Amari Spievey
Michigan P Zoltan Mesko


So there it is. I'm always interesting to see which Big Ten players project well to the next level. Aside from one very surprising omission -- Ohio State safety Kurt Coleman -- the list looks pretty solid to me.