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9 Ohio State players named to All Big-Ten Defense and Special Teams

The All Big-Ten Offense and individual awards will come later in the week.

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With the Big Ten regular season wrapping up this past weekend, the conference officially began announcing the 2017 All-Big Ten teams today, and there were plenty of Buckeyes included on the various lists. Thus far, the Defense and Special Teams all-conference honorees have been announced.

On Wednesday, the B1G will announce the offensive All-Big Ten teams, and then on Thursday, the individual awards winners will be revealed.

On the defensive side of the ball, all four of OSU’s lineman made the coaches’ all-conference lists, with two Buckeyes named to the coaches’ first team; Tyquan Lewis (last year’s B1G d-lineman of the year) and Nick Bosa (potentially this year’s d-lineman of the year).

Fellow linemen Sam Hubbard was on the second team and Dre’mont Jones on the third. Other Buckeyes being honored were Denzel Ward (second team) and Jordan Fuller (third team).

Ohio State also had a handful of players receive honorable mentions; Jerome Baker, Jalyn Holmes, Damon Webb, and Chris Worley.

Despite a rocky year in the special teams department, Ohio State swept the third-team special teams honors, with Sean Nuernberger, Drue Chrisman, and Parris Campbell being singled out by the coaches.

Check out the full All-Big Ten lists, as selected by the coaches, below.

2017 All-Big Ten Football Defense

POSITION FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM THIRD TEAM
POSITION FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM THIRD TEAM
Line Rashan Gary, Michigan Chase Winovich, Michigan Kenny Willekes, Michigan State
Line Maurice Hurst, Michigan Sam Hubbard, Ohio State Joe Gaziano, Northwestern
Line Nick Bosa, Ohio State Alec James, Wisconsin Dre'mont Jones, Ohio State
Line Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State Conor Sheehy, Wisconsin Gelen Robinson, Purdue
Linebacker Josey Jewell, Iowa Tegray Scales, Indiana Khaleke Hudson, Michigan
Linebacker Devin Bush, Michigan Jason Cabinda, Penn State Joe Bachie, Michigan State
Linebacker T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin Garret Dooley, Wisconsin Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
Defensive Back Josh Jackson, Iowa Lavert Hill, Michigan Rashard Fant, Indiana
Defensive Back Marcus Allen, Penn State Godwin Igwebuike, Northwestern Kyle Queiro, Northwestern
Defensive Back D'Cota Dixon, Wisconsin Denzel Ward, Ohio State Jordan Fuller, Ohio State
Defensive Back Nick Nelson, Wisconsin Amani Oruwariye, Penn State Derrick Tindal, Wisconsin

2017 All-Big Ten Football Special Teams

POSITION FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM THIRD TEAM
POSITION FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM THIRD TEAM
Kicker Griffin Oakes, Indiana Rafael Gaglianone, Wisconsin Sean Nuernberger, Ohio State
Punter Ryan Anderson, Rutgers Blake Gillikin, Penn State Drue Chrisman, Ohio State
Return Specialist Saquon Barkley, Penn State DeAndre Thompkins, Penn State Parris Campbell, Ohio State