The University of Wisconsin took home two of the four major Big Ten Awards handed out by the Associated Press on Wednesday.
Paul Chryst won another Big Ten Coach of the Year after earning the honor from both the conference’s coaches and media last week. He’s compiled a 33-7 record at UW and won two Big Ten West titles in three years.
True freshman running back Jonathan Taylor was named the conference’s Newcomer of the Year after rushing for 1,847 yards and 13 touchdowns on 273 carries this season. His yardage total ranked third nationally.
Taylor also became one of 11 Badgers to earn All-Big Ten honors by the AP, including seven first-team selections.
The other first-team selections were left tackle Michael Deiter, right guard Beau Benzschawel, tight end Troy Fumagalli, linebacker T.J. Edwards, cornerback Nick Nelson and safety D’Cota Dixon.
Deiter and Benzschawel, both three-year starters, started all 13 games this season and helped pave the way for Taylor’s breakout year. Fumagalli caught 43 passes for 516 yards and four touchdowns.
Edwards, a junior who could opt to leave UW early for the NFL, recorded 75 tackles, 11 for loss, two sacks, four interceptions and one touchdown. Nelson broke a school record with 20 pass breakups, while Dixon ranks fourth on the team with 52 tackles despite being limited for much of the second half of the season.
Second-team AP All-Big Ten selections include right tackle David Edwards, defensive end Conor Sheehy, linebacker Garret Dooley and kicker Rafael Gaglianone.
Dooley tied with Michigan’s Khaleke Hudson for the final linebacker spot on the second team.
Penn State running back Saquon Barkley won the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, while Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell took home Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Here's a full list of the AP All-Big Ten teams.
AP ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS
WR _ Simmie Cobbs, Indiana, 6-4, 220, Jr., Oak Park, Illinois
WR_D.J. Moore, Maryland, 5-11, 215, Jr., Philadelphia
T _ Michael Deiter, Wisconsin, 6-6, 328, Jr., Curtice, Ohio
T _ Jamarco Jones, Ohio State, 6-5, 310, Sr., Chicago
G _ Michael Jordan, Ohio State, 6-7, 310, So., Canton, Michigan
G _ Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin, 6-6, 317, Jr., Grafton, Wisconsin
C _ Billy Price, Ohio State, 6-4, 312, Sr., Austintown, Ohio
TE _ Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin, 6-6, 248, Sr., Aurora, Illinois
QB _ J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, 6-2, 220, Sr., Wichita Falls, Texas
RB _ Saquon Barkley, Penn State, 5-11, 230, Jr., Coplay, Pennsylvania
RB _ Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, 5-11, 214, Fr., Salem, New Jersey
PK _ Griffin Oakes, Indiana, 5-10, 198, Greenwood, Indiana
All-Purpose _ Saquon Barkley, Penn State, 5-11, 230, Jr., Coplay, Pennsylvania
DE _ Nick Bosa, Ohio State, 6-4, 270, So., Fort Lauderdale, Florida
DE _ Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State, 6-4, 265, Sr., Tarboro, North Carolina
DT _ Maurice Hurst, Michigan, 6-2, 280, Sr., Westwood, Massachusetts
DT _ Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State, 6-3, 295, So., Cleveland
LB _ Josey Jewell, Iowa, 6-2, 236, Sr., Decorah, Iowa
LB _ T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin, 6-1, 244, Jr., Lake Villa, Illinois
LB _ Tegray Scales, Indiana, 6-0, 230, Sr., Cincinnati
CB _ Josh Jackson, Iowa, 6-1, 192, Jr., Corinth, Texas
CB _ Nick Nelson, Wisconsin, 5-11, 208, Jr., Glenarden, Maryland
S _ Marcus Allen, Penn State, 6-2, 207, Sr., Upper Marlboro, Maryland
S _ D’Cota Dixon, Wisconsin, 5-10, 204, Jr., Oak Hill, Florida
P _ Ryan Anderson, Rutgers, 6-1, 203, Sr., DeWitt, Michigan
WR _ Stanley Morgan Jr., Nebraska, 6-1, 195, Jr., New Orleans
WR _ DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State, 6-1, 206, Sr., Fredericksburg, Virginia
T _ David Edwards, Wisconsin, So., 6-7, 315, Downers Grove, Illinois
T _ Mason Cole, Michigan, 6-5, 297, Sr., Tarpon Springs, Florida
G _ Sean Welsh, Iowa, 6-3, 295, Sr., Springboro, Ohio
G _ Ben Bredeson, Michigan, 6-5, 308, So., Hartland, Wisconsin
C _ Brian Allen, Michigan State, 6-2, 302, Sr., Hinsdale, Illinois
TE _ Mike Gesicki, Penn State, 6-6, 250, Sr., Manahawkin, New Jersey
QB _ Trace McSorley, Penn State, 6-0, 195, Jr., Ashburn, Virginia
RB _ Justin Jackson, Northwestern, 5-11, 200, Sr., Carol Stream, Illinois
RB _ J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State, 5-10, 208, Fr., La Grange, Texas
PK _ Rafael Gaglianone, Wisconsin, 5-11, 232, Jr., Sao Paulo, Brazil
All-Purpose _ JD Spielman, Nebraska, 5-9, 180, Fr., Eden Prairie, Minnesota
DE _ Rashan Gary, Michigan, 6-5, 281, So., Plainfield, New Jersey
DE _ Chase Winovich, Michigan, 6-3, 253, Sr., Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania
DE_Conor Sheehy, Wisconsin, 6-4, 293, Sr., Milwaukee
DT _ Gelen Robinson, Purdue, 6-1, 280, Sr., Schererville, Indiana
LB _ Paddy Fisher, Northwestern, 6-4, 245, Fr., Katy, Texas
LB _ Devin Bush, Michigan, 5-11, 225, So., Pembroke Pines, Florida
LB _ Khaleke Hudson, Michigan, 6-0, 205, So., McKeesport, Pennsylvania
LB _ Garret Dooley, Wisconsin, 6-3, 246, Sr., Rochester, Illinois
CB _ Denzel Ward, Ohio State, 5-11, 191, Jr., Macedonia, Ohio
CB _ Lavert Hill, Michigan, 5-11, 177, So., Detroit
S _ Godwin Igwebuike, Northwestern, 6-0, 212, Sr., Pickerington, Ohio
S_David Dowell, 6-1, 191, So., Jr., North Ridgeville, Ohio
P _ Blake Gillkin, 6-2, 195, So., Smyrna, Georgia
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