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Chryst-AP Big Ten coach of year

Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst reacts after a touchdown during the first half of the Badgers' win over the Northwestern Wildcats on Sept. 30, 2017, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

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.




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

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