Penn State Leads Preseason All-Big Ten Team with 7 Players

Pete DymeckAnalyst IAugust 24, 2009

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Anthony McCoy #86 of the USC Trojans runs for yardage against Drew Astorino #28 of the Penn State Nittany Lions during the 95th Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi on January 1, 2009 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Unlike some of the other conferences, the Big Ten does not vote on a preseason all-conference team.

Why not?

I am not sure if we want to know the answer.

After all, the Big Ten is the same conference that fails to play a single football game after Thanksgiving.

But, in order to honor the best the Big Ten has to offer, here is the 2009 preseason All-Big Ten team.


First Team Offense

QB - Daryll Clark, Penn State

RB - Evan Royster, Penn State

RB - John Clay, Wisconsin

WR - Arrelious Benn, Illinois

WR - Mark Dell, Michigan State

TE - Garrett Graham, Wisconsin

OT - Bryan Bulaga, Iowa

OG - Justin Boren, Ohio State

OC - Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State

OG - Pete Saxon, Indiana

OT - Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin


First Team Defense

DE - Corey Wootton, Northwestern

DT - Jared Odrick, Penn State

DT - Mike Neal, Purdue

DE - Brandon Graham, Michigan

LB - Navorro Bowman, Penn State

LB - Sean Lee, Penn State

LB - Greg Jones, Michigan State

CB - Traye Simmons, Minnesota

CB - Amari Spievey, Iowa

S - Kurt Coleman, Ohio State

S - Drew Astorino, Penn State


First Team Special Teams

K - Brett Swenson, Michigan State

P - Zoltan Mesko, Michigan

KR - Troy Stoudermire, Minnesota

PR - Brendan Smith, Northwestern