Lions get one on first team
From Mirror,wire reports
Quarterback Justin Fields repeated as offensive player of the year and is joined by three of his teammates on The Associated Press All-Big Ten football team announced Tuesday.
Lineman Daviyon Nixon of Iowa is the defensive player of the year and is among six Hawkeyes players on the first team in voting by 24 media members.
Northwestern redshirt freshman safety Brandon Joseph is newcomer of the year, and Indiana’s Tom Allen is coach of the year.
The Penn State football team got one player on the first team and four made it to the second team. Shaka Toney, a 6-foot-3 senior defensive end, made the first team. The Lions got offensive guard Mike Miranda, a 6-foot-3 junior, and tight end Pat Freiermuth, a 6-foot-5 junior, on the second team offense. On defense, the Lions were represented by 6-foot-5 sophomore defensive end Jason Oweh and 5-foot-9 senior safety Lamont Wade.
Fields is a repeat first-team selection along with Buckeyes offensive lineman Wyatt Davis. Fields, Nixon, Iowa offensive lineman Alaric Jackson and Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim were unanimous picks.
Fields led Ohio State to a 6-0 record and the No. 3 seed in the College Football Playoff. He has completed 73% of his passes this season for 1,521 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Nixon led the Big Ten with 13.5 tackles for loss, including 5.5 sacks, and was part of a defensive line that allowed a conference-low 2.84 yards per rushing attempt.
Joseph leads the nation with six interceptions and is the first Northwestern player since at least 1996 with multiple games with two or more picks.
Allen led No. 7 Indiana (6-1) to its highest ranking since 1967, knocking off three ranked teams along the way. Its only loss was 42-35 at Ohio State in a game that went down to the final play. Allen is 14-6 over two seasons at a school that hasn’t had back-to-back winning seasons since 1993-94.