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Michigan State Football: 2020 Big Ten All-Conference Team

McLain Moberg

Jun 19, 2020

Tuesday, Athlon released their projections for the best players in the Big Ten for the 2020 college football season. Their 2020 All-Big Ten teams honored players for first, second, third, and fourth all-conference squads.

Michigan State saw zero mentions for the first-team offense, defense, and specialist lists. However, five Spartans are spread out among the rest.

  • LB Antjuan Simmons: Second-Team Defense
  • RB Elijah Collins: Third-Team Offense
  • DL Jacub Panasiuk: Third-Team Defense
  • OL Kevin Jarvis: Fourth-Team Offense
  • K Matt Coghlin: Fourth-Team Specialists

The list was led by Ohio State (15), Michigan 12), Iowa (11), and Penn State (11). They were the only universities with double-digit predictions for players to make the All-Big Ten teams. Michigan State had the third-fewest players selected to any of the first, second, third, or fourth-teams available. The only Big Ten schools with less were Rutgers (4) and Maryland (3).

Here are Athlon’s total projections per university.

  • Ohio State: 15 players selected
  • Michigan: 12 players selected
  • Penn State: 11 players selected
  • Iowa: 11 players selected
  • Purdue: 8 players selected
  • Wisconsin: 8 players selected
  • Illinois: 7 players selected
  • Indiana: 7 players selected
  • Minnesota: 7 players selected
  • Nebraska: 7 players selected
  • Northwestern: 7 players selected
  • Michigan State: 5 players selected
  • Rutgers: 4 players selected
  • Maryland: 3 players selected

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