Awards do it, so why not a whole conference?
With its annual media days kicking off today, the Big Ten announced Thursday its second annual preseason players to watch list, as voted on by the media.
The list consists of five players each from the Legends and Leaders divisions. Of the 10 players, two each come from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin.
Included in that group is Badgers running back Montee Ball, the conference’s reigning Offensive Player of the Year and a preseason Heisman favorite.
The full list appears below:
Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan
Johnny Adams, CB, Michigan State
William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
Rex Burkhead, RB, Nebraska
John Simon, DL, Ohio State
Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin