11 Badgers make Athlon Sports’ preseason All-Big Ten teams

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It’s preseason ranking time for the Wisconsin Badgers, the Big Ten Conference and the college football world.

Most schools are finished with their spring practice sessions at this point, leaving almost four months until the season finally kicks off.

Athlon Sports broke down the Big Ten Conference a few days ago, putting together four all-conference teams for offense, defense and special teams.

11 Wisconsin Badgers make one of Athlon Sports’ teams.

Here are those players:

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TE Jake Ferguson -- First-Team Offense

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ILB Jack Sanborn -- First-Team Defense

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RB Jalen Berger -- Second-Team Offense

Nov 21, 2020; Evanston, Illinois, USA; Northwestern Wildcats linebacker Blake Gallagher (51) tries to tackle Wisconsin Badgers running back Jalen Berger (8) during the second half at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

OL Logan Bruss -- Second-Team Offense

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ILB Leo Chenal -- Third-Team Defense

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KR Devin Chandler -- Third-Team Specialists

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QB Graham Mertz -- Fourth-Team Offense

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OL Tyler Beach -- Fourth-Team Offense

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NT Keeanu Benton -- Fourth-Team Defense

Wisconsin Badgers nose tackle Keeanu Benton (95) reacts after the defense recovered a fumble near the goal line. Credit: Tork Mason/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin-Imagn Content Services, LLC

OLB Nick Herbig -- Fourth-Team Defense

Nov 21, 2020; Evanston, Illinois, USA; Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Nick Herbig (19) celebrates his team's fumble recovery against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

CB Caesar Williams -- Fourth-Team Defense

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Total selections per school

  • Illinois: 7

  • Indiana: 10

  • Iowa: 11

  • Maryland: 6

  • Michigan: 7

  • Michigan State: 5

  • Minnesota: 8

  • Nebraska: 6

  • Northwestern: 6

  • Ohio State: 13

  • Penn State: 10

  • Purdue: 5

  • Rutgers: 9

  • Wisconsin: 11

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