ESPN.com's Big Ten All-Freshman team

This week, I revealed my 2010 All-Big Ten squad. There were surprisingly few complaints, which is nice for a change.

Now it's time to honor the league's top freshmen. Both true freshmen and redshirt freshmen are eligible for the team.

Not surprisingly, several positions had plenty of good options (running back, tight end, defensive back), while it was a bit of a challenge to fill out the spots for both lines. I'm going with a full-house backfield and a 3-4 defense for this squad.

And away we go ...


QB: Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois

RB: James White, Wisconsin

RB: Silas Redd, Penn State

RB: Le'Veon Bell, Michigan State

WR: Duwyce Wilson, Indiana

WR: Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin

TE: Ted Bolser, Indiana

OL: Taylor Lewan, Michigan

OL: Ed Olson, Minnesota

OL: Nolan MacMillan, Iowa

OL: Andrew Norwell, Ohio State

OL: Ryan Groy, Wisconsin


DL: Akeem Spence, Illinois

DL: Bruce Gaston, Purdue

DL: Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State

LB: James Morris, Iowa

LB: Will Lucas, Purdue

LB: Jonathan Brown, Illinois

LB: Max Bullough, Michigan State

DB: Ricardo Allen, Purdue

DB: Malcolm Willis, Penn State

DB: Greg Heban, Indiana

DB: Cameron Gordon, Michigan


K: Mitch Ewald, Indiana

P: Cody Webster, Purdue

KR: Jaamal Berry, Ohio State

PR: Venric Mark, Northwestern

Selections by team: Purdue (4), Indiana (4), Illinois (3), Ohio State (3), Wisconsin (3), Michigan (2), Michigan State (2), Iowa (2), Penn State (2), Northwestern (1), Minnesota (1)