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Dayne concluded his career with 7,125 career rushing yards, becoming the first player to reach the 7,000-yard mark in FBS history in his 1999 Heisman Trophy campaign. Dayne led the Badgers to back-to-back Rose Bowl titles in 1999 and 2000, and was the Big Ten's first three-time rushing champion in league history. Dayne becomes the eighth Badger to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Frazier guided Nebraska to back-to-back perfect national championship seasons in 1994 and 1995. A consensus first-team All-American in 1995, Frazier led Nebraska to four consecutive bowl appearances in his career, and set a conference record with a 33-3 overall career mark as a starter. Frazier becomes the 16th Cornhusker to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.
Pace was a two-time unanimous First-Team All-American (1995, 1996), and the first player in history to repeat as the Lombardi Trophy winner. Pace did not allow a sack during his final two seasons, being named the 1996 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. Pace was chosen with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft, and becomes the 24th Buckeye to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Snow was the first player in college football history to win the Butkus and Lombardi trophies in the same season, leading the Spartans' "Gang Green" defense in tackles for three consecutive seasons. Snow helped the Spartans to the 1987 Big Ten title and a 1988 Rose Bowl victory. The Spartans' linebacker becomes the seventh in team history to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.
"I was very pleased with his role," said Wigan manager Roberto Martinez. "Roger had a massive impact when he came off the bench, getting involved in all the good things we produced going forward."
The former Buckeye made headlines this past summer as an Olympian on Honduras' national team. Espinoza received a standing ovation from the English crowd when leaving the field due to a red card in the 90th minute. He had been the heart and soul of a relentless Honduran side in their quarterfinal match against Brazil, as he helped set up the Hondurans' first goal and scored the second.
During his time at Ohio State he led the Buckeyes to the 2007 Big Ten Tournament Championship and the NCAA title game as a first-team All-Big Ten selection.
Jonathan Babineaux, DT, Atlanta Falcons (Iowa) - Recorded four tackles, including three solo, in the Falcons' 28-24 loss to the 49ers.
NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State) - Tallied four tackles, including two solo, and one pass deflection in San Francisco's 28-24 win against Atlanta.
Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan) - Threw for 320 yards and a touchdown on 29-of-54 passing in New England's 28-13 loss to Baltimore.
Marquice Cole, CB, New England Patriots (Northwestern) - Tallied five tackles, including three solo, in New England's 28-13 loss to Baltimore.
Sean Considine, S, Baltimore Ravens (Iowa) - Recorded three tackles, including two solo, in the Ravens' 28-13 win over the Patriots.
Alfonzo Dennard, CB, New England Patriots (Nebraska) - Tallied two solo tackles in the Patriots' 28-13 loss to the Ravens.
Sam Koch, P, Baltimore Ravens (Nebraska) - Averaged 44.7 yards on seven punts, including a long of 59 yards, in Baltimore's 28-13 win over New England.
Brandon Lloyd, WR, New England Patriots (Illinois) - Caught seven passes for 70 yards in New England's 28-13 loss to Baltimore.
Zoltan Mesko, P, New England Patriots (Michigan) - Averaged 35.8 yards on five punts, pinning four inside the 20-yard line, in the Patriots' 28-13 loss to the Ravens.
Rob Ninkovich, DL, New England Patriots (Purdue) - Recorded eight tackles, including four solo and two sacks in the Patriots' 28-13 loss to the Ravens.
Bernard Pollard, S, Baltimore Ravens (Purdue) - Recorded nine tackles, including four solo, and a pass deflection in the Ravens' 28-13 win over the Patriots.
Donte Whitner, S, San Francisco 49ers (Ohio State) - Recorded two solo tackles in the 49ers' 28-24 win over the Falcons.
Hegngi played in all 79 career games, making 77 starts, and had 18 goals and 11 assists to his credit. The 2011 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and first-team selection produced career goals and points totals which are in the top 10 all-time at Ohio State, while his shots are second in program history.
Gallagher was selected as a captain for the 2012 Penn State squad that captured the program's first Big Ten regular-season championship since 2005. After transitioning to left back from midfield as a senior, Gallagher posted a career-high five points on three assists and a goal while handling set piece responsibilities on the way to earning first-team All-Big Ten honors.
Konstanski served as a team co-captain for the Hoosiers in 2012 where he helped anchor a defense that posted 12 shutouts on the season, including three-straight shutout wins over North Carolina, Creighton and Georgetown en route Indiana's record eighth College Cup title.
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Nairn and Evans led the Nittany Lions to their 15th consecutive Big Ten title in 2012 and a first-ever trip to the national championship match. Nairn was a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy and collected Big Ten Midfielder of the Year honors after leading Penn State in points (35), goals (13), shots (71) and assists (9) this season. Evans also anchored the Nittany Lion midfield, where she collected second-team All-Big Ten laurels for her contributions.
The National Women's Soccer League is an eight team league set to begin play in the spring of 2013. The NWSL was formed after the Women's Professional Soccer League dissolved in 2012.
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Zavaleta and Soffner become the 40th and 41st Hoosier players selected in an MLS Draft since the league's inception in 1996. Zavaleta, a unanimous selection for 2012 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, entered the draft after his sophomore campaign in which he led the Hoosiers to their record eighth national title. He led the conference in nearly every offensive category and was tied for third in the NCAA with 18 goals scored. Soffner finishes his career with the Hoosiers as a four-year starter, owning a 47-26-11 record with 32 shutouts and a 0.93 goals-against average. He ended his senior season with three-straight clean sheets against North Carolina, Creighton and Georgetown en route to the College Cup title.
Opare becomes the Wolverines's seventh MLS SuperDraftee, and the first since Justin Meram went No. 15 overall in 2011. Opare was a four-year starter for Michigan on the back line and is fifth all-time in minutes played (6,411). This past season the tri-captain led the Wolverines to the Big Ten Tournament title game.