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2015 ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS ANNOUNCED

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Nine Hawkeyes were named All-Big Ten by the Coaches and seven were named by the media. This is optimal.

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Earlier tonight the Big Ten announced the remaining individual award winners, all-conference teams, and coach of the year. The Iowa Hawkeyes were all over the board and nine Hawkeyes were selected by the Coaches.

Iowa Players on Coaches All-Big Ten Team

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

THIRD TEAM

G, Jordan Walsh

QB, C.J. Beathard

RB, Jordan Canzeri

DB, Desmond King

C, Austin Blythe

DL, Nate Meier

LB, Josey Jewell

DB, Jordan Lomax

K, Marshall Koehn

Two Hawkeyes were named first All-Big Ten by the coaches: G Jordan Walsh and DB Desmond King. King’s announcement comes as no surprise as he had already been named the Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year. Walsh being named all-conference isn’t shocking either considering that he’s 1) A senior; 2) Arguably Iowa’s best lineman, and 3) Iowa is contractually obligated to have a lineman named first-team All-Big Ten.

Other players of note on the coaches first team were Connor Cook, Ezekiel Elliott, Jordan Howard (good for that guy), Jake Butt, Shilique Calhoun, Joey Bosa, Will Likely and Jabrill Peppers.

Four Hawkeyes were named second team All-Big Ten by the coaches: QB C.J. Beathard, C Austin Blythe, LB Josey Jewell and K Marshall Koehn. It’s tough to argue Beathard being second team as Cook is arguably an NFL ready QB and one of the most prolific passers in the nation. Jewell also gets credit as Iowa’s leading tackler and Koehn wrapped up as least some form of conference honors on September 19th.

The three Hawkeyes named to the third team were RB Jordan Canzeri, DL Nate Meier, and DB Jordan Lomax. Canzeri probably would’ve been higher in the pecking order had he not been injured, but it’s a nice consolation prize considering he missed three games. Iowa’s sack leader, Nate Meier, gets the nod at DL and Lomax, who has been overshadowed by King all season gets some props for his disciplined play in the backfield. If it weren’t for King he’d be Iowa’s best defensive back, in my opinion. Cole Fisher, Jaleel Johnson, Dillon Kidd, Desmond King (return specialist), Ben Niemann, Matt VandeBerg, and Sean Welsh were also honorable mention and Drew Ott was honored with the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

The media wasn't as high (ZOMG MEDIA) on the Hawkeyes, only naming seven.

Iowa Players on Media All-Big Ten Team

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

THIRD TEAM

DB, Desmond King

QB, C.J. Beathard

RB, Jordan Canzeri

C, Austin Blythe

DL, Nate Meier

G, Jordan Walsh

LB, Josey Jewell

It is worth noting that Desmond King was unanimous All-Big Ten for the media but not the coaches. Cole Fisher, Jaleel Johnson, Dillon Kidd, Jordan Lomax, Desmond King (return specialist), Marshall Koehn, Matt VandeBerg, and Sean Welsh were also honorable mention.

A glaring omission, at least for honorable mention, is George Kittle at TE. Sure, he doesn't even have 300 receiving yards on the season but how many tight ends do you know with six receiving touchdowns? C'mon, man.

For a full list of the All-Big Ten teams and individual honors, see here.