PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) - Officials have announced the all-Big Ten
awards today including some Illinois winners.
Penn State's Joe Paterno was chosen coach of the year.
Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis repeated as defensive
player of the year. Iowa's Shonn Greene captured best offensive
Penn State center A.Q. Shipley is the offensive lineman of the
year and Iowa defensive tackle Mitch King was selected as the top
First-team all-conference repeaters from 2007 include Vontae
Davis of Illinois; Malcolm Jenkins of Ohio State; King, Shipley and
Laurinaitis. Jenkins, a defensive back, and Laurinaitis have made
the first team three straight seasons.
Indiana defensive lineman Jammie Kirlew was
the only Indiana or Purdue player honored on the first- or
second-team all-Big Ten squads.
Kirlew, a redshirt junior, made the first team for both the
coaches and the media. He finished second in the Big Ten with 10.5
sacks and was second in the league with 19.5 tackles for losses.
Kirlew led the Big Ten with 15 tackles for losses in conference
Indiana punter Chris Hagerup received honorable mention from the
Purdue's Anthony Heygood, Greg Orton and Kory Sheets recieved
honorable mention from both the media and coaches. David Pender and
Torri Williams got honorable mention from the coaches, and Ryan
Kerrigan and Desmond Tardy received the same from the media.
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