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Big Ten Hands out defensive honors

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2020 Big Ten Individual  Defensive Award Winners
Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year: Daviyon Nixon, Iowa
Named for Minnesota’s Bronko Nagurski and Michigan’s Charles Woodson
Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year: Brandon Joseph, Northwestern
Named for Minnesota’s Darrell Thompson and Indiana’s Antwaan Randle El
Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year: Daviyon Nixon, Iowa
Named for Michigan State’s Bubba Smith and Penn State’s Courtney Brown
Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year: Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
Named for Illinois’ Dick Butkus and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald
Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year: Shaun Wade, Ohio State
Named for Ohio State’s Jack Tatum and Purdue’s Rod Woodson

2020 All-Big Ten Football Team
As selected by Big Ten coaches*
DEFENSE FIRST TEAM                       SECOND TEAM                  THIRD TEAM
Line Chauncey Golston, Iowa Owen Carney, Illinois Garrett Haskell, Ohio State
Line Daviyon Nixon, Iowa Jerome Johnson, Indiana Jonathon Cooper, Ohio State
Line Jayson Oweh, Penn State Zach VanValkenburg, Iowa
Line Shaka Toney, Penn State Zach Harrison, Ohio State
Line Tommy Togiai, Ohio State
Line George Karlaftis, Purdue
Linebacker Micah McFadden, Indiana Blake Gallagher, Northwestern Jake Hansen, Illinois
Linebacker Paddy Fisher, Northwestern Derrick Barnes, Purdue Nick Niemann, Iowa
Linebacker Pete Werner, Ohio State Olakunle Fatukasi, Rutgers Antjuan Simmons, Michigan State
Linebacker Baron Browning, Ohio State
Defensive Back Shakur Brown, Michigan State Jamar Johnson, Indiana Devon Matthews, Indiana
Defensive Back Brandon Joseph, Northwestern Tiawan Mullen, Indiana Jack Koerner, Iowa
Defensive Back Greg Newsome II, Northwestern Jaylin Williams, Indiana Jaquan Brisker, Penn State
Defensive Back Shaun Wade, Ohio State Cam Taylor-Britt, Nebraska Tre Avery, Rutgers
Defensive Back Caesar Williams, Wisconsin
DEFENSE HONORABLE MENTION
ILLINOIS: Roderick Perry;

INDIANA: Cam Jones;

IOWA: Dane Belton, Riley Moss;

MARYLAND: Mo Kite, Chance
Campbell, Nick Cross, Tarheeb Still;

MICHIGAN: Kwity Paye, Carlo Kemp, Daxton Hill;

MICHIGAN STATE: Drew Beesley;

MINNESOTA: Boye Mafe, Coney Durr;

NEBRASKA: Will Honas, Ben Stille, JoJo Domann, Deontai Williams, Marquel Dismuke;

NORTHWESTERN: Eku Leota, Earnest Brown IV, Chris Bergin;

OHIO STATE: Tyreke Smith, Tuf Borland, Sevyn Banks, Marcus Hooker, Josh Proctor, Marcus Williamson;

PENN STATE: PJ Mustipher, Antonio Shelton, Brandon Smith, Tariq Castro-Fields, Joey Porter, Lamont Wade;

PURDUE: Lorenzo Neal, Jaylan Alexander, Cam Allen;

RUTGERS: Julius Turner, Michael Dwumfour, Mike Tverdov, Brendon White, Christian Izien;
WISCONSIN: Isaiahh Loudermilk, Leo Chenal, Jack Sanborn, Eric Burrell, Faion Hicks.
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