Four Big Ten Players Land on 2010 Playboy All-America Team

B.Senior Analyst IJune 10, 2010

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 05:  Adrian Clayborn #94 of the Iowa Hawkeyes reacts against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Amid the insanity of the conference expansion chaos, Playboy Magazine announced their 2010 Playboy All-America Team.

This is the 54th year that Playboy has selected an All-America, and they remembered to put a handful of Big Ten players on the list to mark the occasion.

Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn was one of four Big Ten players on this year's Playboy All-America Team.

Clayborn was named the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl MVP to go along with a first-team all-Big Ten selection.

He is the 16th Iowa football player to be named a preseason all-American by Playboy , joining former Hawkeyes Alex Karras, Larry Station, and Chad Greenway.

Ohio State senior defensive lineman Cameron Heyward was also a Playboy selection. 

Heyward led the Buckeyes with 6.5 sacks and had 10 tackles for loss, and led all defensive linemen with 46 tackles.

He is coming off of a Second Team All-Big Ten selection in 2009, and has been named to the preseason Lombardi and Lott Trophy watch lists.

2009 consensus first-team all-American and Big Ten Defensive Player of the year Greg Jones also appears on the list. The Spartan linebacker was fourth in the country in tackles last season and opted to return for his senior season.

Jones is currently eighth all-time in career tackles for Michigan State, a rank he should have no problem improving in 2010.

Wisconsin running back John Clay was the fourth Big Ten player named to the team after an impressive 2009 season. Clay became just the third Badger in school history to be named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year.

Clay rushed for 1,517 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns in 2009, and was awarded the MVP of the 2009 Champs Sports Bowl.

Proving Hef knows more than how to pick gorgeous women, the Playboy All-America Team has been selected every year since 1957.