Big Ten Football: Ranking the Big Ten Kick Returners

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Big Ten Football: Ranking the Big Ten Kick Returners
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Ameer Abdullah is Nebraska's top return man. Is he the best in the Big Ten?

Every Tuesday, The Big Ten Blog will rank the top player at each position for each team in the Big Ten. Today, we're hitting the guys who can turn the tide of any game with just one well-timed cut and a sprint: the kick returners.

Kick return teams are usually duos, but they're so subject to change by coaches—both here in the offseason and week-by-week during the season—that we'll just use the single most likely return man on each team.

The Big Ten is absolutely loaded here, by the way; there are at least eight guys on the list who should be able to contend for the conference title in yards per kick return, and if some of the more lightly-used returners emerge as legitimate home run threats, this could be the best conference of kick returners in the nation.

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