Rank 'Em: Top 10 Big Ten football players

August 14, 2012

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There's stiff competition for the title of the Big Ten's best player, as many have been named to preseason watch lists for awards such as the Doak Walker, Davey O'Brien, Butkus and Lombardi. So how do the league's top players stack up against each other? Which highly touted star stands out from the rest of this impressive group of athletes? Click on the photos to set your rankings!

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Top 10 Big Ten football players

Johnny Adams

Johnny Adams

Cornerback
Michigan State

Montee Ball

Montee Ball

Running back
Wisconsin

Chris Borland

Chris Borland

Linebacker
Wisconsin

Rex Burkhead

Rex Burkhead

Running back
Nebraska

William Gholston

William Gholston

Defensive end
Michigan State

Gerald Hodges

Gerald Hodges

Linebacker
Penn State

Taylor Lewan

Taylor Lewan

Offensive lineman
Michigan

Denard Robinson

Denard Robinson

Quarterback
Michigan

Kawann Short

Kawann Short

Defensive tackle
Purdue

John Simon

John Simon

Defensive end
Ohio State

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