Six Big Ten Standouts Garner FWAA or AFCA All-America Honors

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With Wednesday's announcement of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and the Football Writers' Association of America (FWAA) All-America teams, 19 Big Ten players have earned All-America accolades. Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard was a first-team selection by both the AFCA and FWAA, while Wisconsin's Chris Borland was a first-team pick by the football writers. Four conference standouts were named second team picks by the FWAA, including Iowa's Brandon Scherff, Ohio State's Jack Mewhort and Ryan Shazier and Penn State's Allen Robinson. The full breakdown of Big Ten All-Americans can be found below:

OFFENSE
Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa (FWAA second team)
Taylor Lewan, OL, Michigan (Associated Press, CBSSports.com, Sports Illustrated, USA Today & Walter Camp second team)
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska (Associated Press third team)
Spencer Long, OL, Nebraska (CBSSports.com second team)
Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State (CBSSports.com second team; Associated Press third team)
Jack Mewhort, OL, Ohio State (ESPN.com first team; CBSSports.com, FWAA, Sports Illustrated and Walter Camp second team; Associated Press third team)
Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State (CBSSports.com & Sporting News first team; FWAA and Sports Illustrated second team; Associated Press third team)
John Urschel, OL, Penn State (Associated Press third team)
Ryan Groy, OL, Wisconsin (Associated Press third team)

DEFENSE
Denicos Allen, LB, Michigan State (Sports Illustrated second team; Associated Press third team)
Max Bullough, LB, Michigan State (Associated Press third team)
Shilique Calhoun, DL, Michigan State (Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, USA Today & Walter Camp second team)
Darqueze Dennard, DB, Michigan State (AFCA, Associated Press, CBSSports.com, ESPN.com, FWAA, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, USA Today & Walter Camp first team)
Ra'Shede Hageman, DL, Minnesota (Associated Press third team)
C.J. Barnett, DB, Ohio State (CBSSports.com second team)
Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State (Associated Press, ESPN.com, Sports Illustrated & USA Today first team; FWAA, CBSSports.com and Walter Camp second team)
Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin (Associated Press, CBSSports.com, FWAA, Sports Illustrated & USA Today second team)

SPECIAL TEAMS
Mike Sadler, P, Michigan State (CBSSports.com & ESPN.com first team)
Jeff Budzien, K, Northwestern (Sporting News first team; USA Today & Walter Camp second team; Associated Press third team)

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