The Wisconsin Badgers placed 9 players on the All-Big Ten first and second teams. The 2010 all-conference team was announced yesterday.
The group is led by senior tackle Gabe Carimi, a consensus first team pick for the second year in a row. Carimi was named the Big Ten’s Offensive Lineman of the Year. Carimi becomes the third Badger to be named the league’s offensive lineman of the year, joining Jeff Dellenbach in 1984 and Chris McIntosh in 1999.
Tailback James White was named the league’s Freshman of the Year and was a second team All-Big Ten pick. White becomes the 7th Badger to win Freshman of the Year honors. White rushed for a team-best 1,029 yards and 14 touchdowns. He ranked 6th in the Big Ten in rushing and 29th nationally.
Five Badgers earned first-team All-Big Ten honors. Joining Carimi as consensus selections are senior guard John Moffitt, senior tight end Lance Kendricks and junior defensive end J.J. Watt. Junior cornerback Antonio Fenelus was a first-team selection by the media and an honorable mention selection by the coaches.
Junior running back John Clay was a consensus second-team All-Big Ten choice. He’s joined on the second team by senior QB Scott Tolzien and junior free safety Aaron Henry.