7 Buckeyes named to AP’s All-Big Ten first team

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett throws a pass against UNLV during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
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Seven Ohio State players were named to the Associated Press’ All-Big Ten first team on Wednesday.

The Buckeyes placed four on offense and three on defense.

Quarterback J.T. Barrett was joined by three of his linemen: center Billy Price, guard Michael Jordan and tackle Jamarco Jones.

On the defensive side, Ohio State landed three defensive linemen: defensive ends Nick Bosa and Tyquan Lewis and defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones.

Two other Buckeyes, running back J.K. Dobbins and cornerback Denzel Ward, were named to the second-team.

The Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference football team:

FIRST TEAM
Offense

  • WR — Simmie Cobbs, Indiana
  • WR_D.J. Moore, Maryland
  • T — Michael Deiter, Wisconsin
  • T — Jamarco Jones, Ohio State
  • G — Michael Jordan, Ohio State
  • G — Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin
  • C — Billy Price, Ohio State
  • TE — Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin
  • QB — J.T. Barrett, Ohio State
  • RB — Saquon Barkley, Penn State
  • RB — Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
  • PK — Griffin Oakes, Indiana
  • All-Purpose — Saquon Barkley, Penn State


Defense

  • DE — Nick Bosa, Ohio State
  • DE — Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State
  • DT — Maurice Hurst, Michigan
  • DT — Dre'Mont Jones, Ohio State
  • LB — Josey Jewell, Iowa
  • LB — T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin
  • LB — Tegray Scales, Indiana
  • CB — Josh Jackson, Iowa
  • CB — Nick Nelson, Wisconsin
  • S — Marcus Allen, Penn State
  • S — D'Cota Dixon, Wisconsin
  • P — Ryan Anderson, Rutgers


SECOND TEAM
Offense

  • WR — Stanley Morgan Jr., Nebraska
  • WR — DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State
  • T — David Edwards, Wisconsin
  • T — Mason Cole, Michigan
  • G — Sean Welsh, Iowa
  • G — Ben Bredeson, Michigan
  • C — Brian Allen, Michigan State
  • TE — Mike Gesicki, Penn State
  • QB — Trace McSorley, Penn State
  • RB — Justin Jackson, Northwestern
  • RB — J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
  • PK — Rafael Gaglianone, Wisconsin
  • All-Purpose — JD Spielman, Nebraska


Defense

  • DE — Rashan Gary, Michigan
  • DE — Chase Winovich, Michigan
  • DE_Conor Sheehy, Wisconsin
  • DT — Gelen Robinson, Purdue
  • LB — Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
  • LB — Devin Bush, Michigan
  • LB — Khaleke Hudson, Michigan
  • LB — Garret Dooley, Wisconsin
  • CB — Denzel Ward, Ohio State
  • CB — Lavert Hill, Michigan
  • S — Godwin Igwebuike, Northwestern
  • S_David Dowell, Michigan State
  • P — Blake Gillkin, Penn State


Awards

  • Offensive Player of the Year — Saquon Barkley, Penn State
  • Defensive Player of the Year — Josey Jewell, Iowa
  • Coach of the Year — Paul Chryst, Wisconsin
  • Newcomer of the Year — Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin