A total of 16 Big Ten standouts were named to preseason watch lists for the Rimington Trophy and Lott IMPACT Trophy.
Eight conference players were included on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, which honors the nation's top center. Nominees included Illinois' Nick Allegretti, Iowa's James Daniels, Maryland's Brendan Moore, Michigan State's Brian Allen, Minnesota's Jared Weyler, Northwestern's Brad North, Ohio State's Billy Price and Wisconsin's Michael Deiter. Seven players from current Big Ten schools have earned the trophy, most recently when Ohio State's Pat Elflein was honored last season. [FULL LIST]
Eight Big Ten standouts are among the 42 defensive players nominated for the 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy, which goes to the student-athlete who exhibits the characteristics displayed by Ronnie Lott during his legendary college and professional careers. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
The Big Ten nominees for the Lott IMPACT Trophy are Indiana's Tegray Scales, Iowa's Josey Jewell, Nebraska's Joshua Kalu, Ohio State's Sam Hummard and Tyquan Lewis, Penn State's Marcus Allen and Jason Cabinda, and Wisconsin's Jack Cichy. Michigan's Jabrill Peppers claimed the honor last season. [FULL LIST]