On Monday afternoon, Pro Football Focus writer, Anthony Treash, released PFF’s 2022 Preseason All-America and All-Conferences teams. Wisconsin football had eight Badgers make the cut on Treash’s All-Big Ten team.
Only one Badger made first-team All-Big Ten, while four were named to the second team and three as honorable mentions. One of the most notable players on the list is outside linebacker, Nick Herbig, who was ferocious in his second year as a starter in 2021 finishing with 61 total tackles and nine sacks.
Although these are just preseason awards, it shows how high expectations are for this talented Wisconsin team going into this upcoming season.
Below are the Wisconsin Badgers named to PFF’s All-Big Ten Team:
Honorable Mention: S John Torchio
Honorable Mention: C Joe Tippmann
Honorable Mention: T Jack Nelson
Second Team: P Andy Vujnovich
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Second Team: CB Jay Shaw
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Second Team: DT Keeanu Benton
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Second Team: RB Braelon Allen
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First Team: OLB Nick Herbig