ESPN.com's All-Big Ten Freshman Team

As we put a bow on the 2009 Big Ten regular season with the league wrap-up and all-conference team, I want to recognize some of the freshmen (true or redshirt) who made their mark this season.

I'm sure you'll let me know about the guys I didn't include, but I wanted to narrow this down to the top five performers on each side of the ball, plus one special teams selection.


Michigan QB Tate Forcier

Iowa RB Adam Robinson

Indiana RB Darius Willis

Michigan State RB Larry Caper

Iowa OL Riley Reiff


Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy

Michigan DE Craig Roh

Wisconsin LB Chris Borland

Wisconsin LB Mike Taylor

Illinois CB Terry Hawthorne


Purdue KR Al-Terek McBurse