Wisconsin Badger redshirt junior T.J. Watt was named first team All-Big Ten linebacker by both the coaches and the media on Tuesday.
Watt finished the regular season third in the Big Ten in sacks with 9 1/2. He tied for seventh in tackles for loss with 13 and leads the Badgers in both categories.
Watt was one of six Wisconsin defensive players honored.
Senior cornerback Sojourn Shelton was a first team pick by the media and second team by the coaches. Linebacker Vince Biegel (senior-Wisconsin Rapids), was named to the second team by the coaches and third team by the media.
Senior safety Leo Musso (media), junior safety D’Cota Dixon (media) and junior defensive end Conor Sheehy (coaches) were also named third team All-Big Ten.
The six defenders join head coach Paul Chryst who was voted by his peers as the Big Ten Coach of the Year.