Big Ten recruiting all-name team

Dozens and dozens of recruits officially became Big Ten players during Wednesday's signing day. There are lots of new names to learn, and some of them are much more fun than others.

With that in mind, we've come up with our annual recruiting all-name team. There might not be a name quite as good as new Alabama signee Dee Liner, who of course, plays on the D-line. But the Big Ten is no slouch when it comes to monikers.

There's a Taco and a Sprinkle on the defensive line. There's a Nebraska linebacker who shares a name with the most famous woman in grunge and a Huskers offensive lineman who might be nicknamed "The Rock." Minnesota has a linebacker named De'Niro who hopefully won't keep asking Jerry Kill, "You talkin' to me?" We've got a Dad in the secondary, some Jazz in the receiving corps and a big ol' Butt at tight end.

What's in a name? Hopefully some great future players here who will keep brightening up our lives. Presenting the 2013 Big Ten recruiting all-name team:

Team Captain: Taco Charlton, DL, Michigan

Alternate captain: Courtney Love, LB, Nebraska


QB: Tanner McEvoy, Wisconsin

RB: Akrum Wadley, Iowa

RB: Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

WR: Jazz Peavy, Wisconsin

WR: Marchie Murdock, Illinois

WR: Csont'e York, Michigan

TE: Jake Butt, Michigan

OL: Chongo Kondolo, Nebraska

OL: Dwayne Johnson, Nebraska

OL: Dallas Hinkhouse, Illinois

OL: Graham Bullmore, Northwestern*


DL: Taco Charlton, Michigan

DL: Chikwe Obasih, Wisconsin

DL: Tracy Sprinkle, Ohio State

DL: Henry Poggi, Michigan

LB: De'Niro Laster, Minnesota

LB: Courtney Love, Nebraska

LB: Josey Jewell, Iowa

DB: Sojourn Shelton, Wisconsin

DB: Daletavius McGhee, Minnesota

DB: Boaz Joseph, Nebraska

DB: Dad Poquie, Penn State*


K: Hunter Niswander, Northwestern

All-purpose: Godwin Igwebuike, Northwestern

* walk-on