Big Ten Completes Football All-Conference Awards with Special Teams and Select Individual Honors


2020 All-Big Ten Teams and Individual Awards

The Big Ten Conference announced the 2020 All-Big Ten football honorees on special teams on Thursday, as well as the Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year, Dave McClain Coach of the Year, Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award, Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award and Sportsmanship Honorees. A total of 10 special teams standouts were selected to either of the All-Big Ten teams selected by the coaches and media, while another 12 student-athletes were awarded honorable mention status.


The Big Ten postseason awards are voted on by conference coaches and a select media panel and honors teams, coaches and student-athletes with individual awards that each bear the names of one or two former standouts.


The All-Big Ten teams and individual awards were announced based on the following schedule:

Tuesday, December 15

  • All-Big Ten Offensive Selections
  • Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year
  • Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year
  • Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year
  • Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year
  • Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year
  • Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year

Wednesday, Dec. 16 

  • All-Big Ten Defensive Selections
  • Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year
  • Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year
  • Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year
  • Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year
  • Thompson-Randel El Freshman of the Year

Thursday, Dec. 17 

  • All-Big Ten Special Teams Selections
  • Individual Awards
  • Bakken-Anderson Kicker of the Year
  • Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year
  • Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the Year
  • Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year
  • Dave McClain Coach of the Year
  • Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award
  • Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award
  • Sportsmanship Honorees

A complete list of the 2020 All-Big Ten teams can be found in the attached PDF.


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