Nine Big Ten players have been named to the Capital One Academic All-America teams. That leads all FBS conferences. Here are the honorees: First team Rex Burkhead, RB, Nebraska Pete Massaro, DE, Penn State Adam Replogle, DT, Indiana John Urschel, OL, Penn State Patrick Ward, OL, Northwestern Burkhead, Ward and Massaro earned first-team honors for the second time, becoming three of just five players nationally to achieve that distinction.
about 843 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Coveted Glendale (Ariz.) Community College offensive tackle Patrick Ward has turned down multiple BCS offers and declared for Utah State, Scout.com reports. Akron, East Carolina, Florida International, Indiana, Marshall, New Mexico State, Purdue and Washington State also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-5, 285-pound Phoenix native.