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Michigan State football's Brian Allen, David Dowell named second team All-Big Ten


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Phil Friend, Lansing State Journal
12/6/2017

Michigan State senior center Brian Allen and sophomore safety David Dowell were honored by the Associated Press on Wednesday.

The duo each earned second team All-Big Ten honors.

Allen also earned second-team honors from the coaches and Big Ten media last month. Allen, a captain, anchored the MSU offensive line and has started 27 consecutive games.

Allen is also the highest-ranked center in the Big Ten, and fifth nationally, according to Pro Football Focus. Allen is on the Rimington Trophy watch list, awarded to the nation's top center.

Allen also received second-team honors as a junior (B1G media) and sophomore (B1G media and coaches).

Dowell was a first team All-Big Ten selection from the conference media and honorable mention from the coaches.

Dowell tallied 49 tackles this season and intercepted five passes. He also was credited with four passes defended and a fumble recovery. The five INTs were the most by a Spartan since 2001.

Penn State's Saquon Barkley was named the offensive player of the year and Iowa's Josey Jewell is the defensive player of the year.

Wisconsin's Paul Chryst was named coach of the year and running back Jonathan Taylor the newcomer of the year.

Ohio State and Wisconsin each had seven players on the first team.

26 Spartans earn academic all-Big Ten honors
Michigan State set a program record with 26 Spartans being named to the 2017 Academic All-Big Ten team.

To be eligible, football players must carry a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

Allen, Byron Bullough, Chris Frey, Jake Hartbarger, Matt Morrissey and Brandon Sowards made the team for the third year in a row.

Also making the team were Matt Allen, AJ Arcuri, Drew Beesley, Reid Burton, Luke Campbell, Cam Chambers, Cole Chewins, Matt Coghlin, Messiah deWeaver, Dowell, Frey, Chase Gianacakos, Hussien Kadry, Brian Lewerke, Collin Lucas, Grayson Miller, Corey Pryor, Dante Razzano, Jeremy Schram, Matt Sokol, Brandon Sowards and Khari Willis.

Associated Press All-Big Ten Team
FIRST TEAM

Offense
WR – Simmie Cobbs, Indiana, 6-4, 220, Jr., Oak Park, Illinois.
WR—D.J. Moore, Maryland, 5-11, 215, Jr., Philadelphia.
T – Michael Deiter, Wisconsin, 6-6, 328, Jr., Curtice, Ohio.
T – Jamarco Jones, Ohio State, 6-5, 310, Sr., Chicago.
G – Michael Jordan, Ohio State, 6-7, 310, So., Canton, Michigan.
G – Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin, 6-6, 317, Jr., Grafton, Wisconsin.
C – Billy Price, Ohio State, 6-4, 312, Sr., Austintown, Ohio.
TE – Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin, 6-6, 248, Sr., Aurora, Illinois.
QB – J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, 6-2, 220, Sr., Wichita Falls, Texas.
RB – Saquon Barkley, Penn State, 5-11, 230, Jr., Coplay, Pennsylvania.
RB – Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, 5-11, 214, Fr., Salem, New Jersey.
PK – Griffin Oakes, Indiana, 5-10, 198, Greenwood, Indiana.

All-Purpose – Saquon Barkley, Penn State, 5-11, 230, Jr., Coplay, Pennsylvania.

Defense
DE – Nick Bosa, Ohio State, 6-4, 270, So., Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
DE – Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State, 6-4, 265, Sr., Tarboro, North Carolina.
DT – Maurice Hurst, Michigan, 6-2, 280, Sr., Westwood, Massachusetts.
DT – Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State, 6-3, 295, So., Cleveland.
LB – Josey Jewell, Iowa, 6-2, 236, Sr., Decorah, Iowa.
LB – T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin, 6-1, 244, Jr., Lake Villa, Illinois.
LB – Tegray Scales, Indiana, 6-0, 230, Sr., Cincinnati.
CB – Josh Jackson, Iowa, 6-1, 192, Jr., Corinth, Texas.
CB – Nick Nelson, Wisconsin, 5-11, 208, Jr., Glenarden, Maryland.
S – Marcus Allen, Penn State, 6-2, 207, Sr., Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
S – D’Cota Dixon, Wisconsin, 5-10, 204, Jr., Oak Hill, Florida.
P – Ryan Anderson, Rutgers, 6-1, 203, Sr., DeWitt, Michigan.

SECOND TEAM

Offense
WR – Stanley Morgan Jr., Nebraska, 6-1, 195, Jr., New Orleans.
WR – DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State, 6-1, 206, Sr., Fredericksburg, Virginia.
T – David Edwards, Wisconsin, So., 6-7, 315, Downers Grove, Illinois.
T – Mason Cole, Michigan, 6-5, 297, Sr., Tarpon Springs, Florida.
G – Sean Welsh, Iowa, 6-3, 295, Sr., Springboro, Ohio.
G – Ben Bredeson, Michigan, 6-5, 308, So., Hartland, Wisconsin.
C – Brian Allen, Michigan State, 6-2, 302, Sr., Hinsdale, Illinois.
TE – Mike Gesicki, Penn State, 6-6, 250, Sr., Manahawkin, New Jersey.
QB – Trace McSorley, Penn State, 6-0, 195, Jr., Ashburn, Virginia.
RB – Justin Jackson, Northwestern, 5-11, 200, Sr., Carol Stream, Illinois.
RB – J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State, 5-10, 208, Fr., La Grange, Texas.
PK – Rafael Gaglianone, Wisconsin, 5-11, 232, Jr., Sao Paulo, Brazil.
All-Purpose – JD Spielman, Nebraska, 5-9, 180, Fr., Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Defense
DE – Rashan Gary, Michigan, 6-5, 281, So., Plainfield, New Jersey.
DE – Chase Winovich, Michigan, 6-3, 253, Sr., Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania.
DE—Conor Sheehy, Wisconsin, 6-4, 293, Sr., Milwaukee.
DT – Gelen Robinson, Purdue, 6-1, 280, Sr., Schererville, Indiana.
LB – Paddy Fisher, Northwestern, 6-4, 245, Fr., Katy, Texas.
LB – Devin Bush, Michigan, 5-11, 225, So., Pembroke Pines, Florida.
LB – Khaleke Hudson, Michigan, 6-0, 205, So., McKeesport, Pennsylvania.
LB – Garret Dooley, Wisconsin, 6-3, 246, Sr., Rochester, Illinois.
CB – Denzel Ward, Ohio State, 5-11, 191, Jr., Macedonia, Ohio.
CB – Lavert Hill, Michigan, 5-11, 177, So., Detroit.
S – Godwin Igwebuike, Northwestern, 6-0, 212, Sr., Pickerington, Ohio.
S—David Dowell, Michigan State, 6-1, 191, So., Jr., North Ridgeville, Ohio.
P – Blake Gillkin, Penn State, 6-2, 195, So., Smyrna, Georgia.

Offensive Player of the Year – Saquon Barkley, Penn State.
Defensive Player of the Year – Josey Jewell, Iowa.
Coach of the Year – Paul Chryst, Wisconsin.
Newcomer of the Year – Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/college/msu/football/2017/12/06/michigan-state-football-big-ten/928976001/
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