Big Ten Announces First Team Offense Members, Coach Of The Year

The Big Ten announced its offensive award winners for the 2015 football season Monday. The Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans dominated the first team list, which isn't a surprise given their strong offense play. Coach of The Year was also announced, and the winner shouldn't come as a surprise. The defensive and special teams first team members were announced yesterday. One quick note; a player was named to both the media and coaches lists for offense unless otherwise noted. With that in mind, here are the Big Ten Offensive Award Winners and First, Second and Third Team members. 

Offensive Player Of The Year: 

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott

Elliott carried the Buckeyes' offense all season. He was a unanimous selection to the First Team offense and for good reason. Elliott racked up 1,672 yards and 19 touchdowns on 262 carries this season. He was a classic workhorse back and it's no coincidence that the Buckeyes lost in the only game Elliott didn't have a big game. 

Coach Of The Year: 

Iowa's Kirk Ferentz

This should come as no surprise, as Ferentz won both the media and coaches' versions of the award. Not much was expected of Iowa this season and there were rumblings Ferentz's time could be running out. Instead, Iowa went undefeated and is one game away from playing the College Football Playoff. Ferentz might just end up winning National Coach of the Year as well. 

First Team Offense: 

Michigan State QB Connor Cook
Indiana RB Jordan Howard 
Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott
Michigan State WR Aaron Burbridge
Michigan WR Jehu Chesson (coaches only)
Wisconsin WR Alex Erickson (media only)
Michigan TE Jake Butt
Ohio State OT Taylor Decker
Michigan State OT Jack Conklin
Iowa OG Jordan Walsh (coaches only)
Indiana OG Dan Feeney (media only) 
Ohio State OG Pat Elfein
Michigan State C Jack Allen

Second Team Offense: 

Iowa QB C.J. Beathard
Northwestern RB Justin Jackson
Penn State RB Saquon Barkley
Nebraska WR Jordan Westerkamp
Wisconsin WR Alex Erickson (coaches only)
Penn State WR Chris Goodwin (media only)
Northwestern TE Dan Vitale
Indiana OT Jason Spriggs
Nebraska OT Alex Lewis (coaches only)
Wisconsin OT Tyler Marz (media only)
Michigan State OG Brian Allen
Indiana OG Dan Feeney (coaches only)
Iowa OG Jordan Walsh (media only)
Iowa C Austin Blythe

Third Team Offense: 

Indiana QB Nate Sudfeld
Iowa RB Jordan Canzeri
Illinois RB Josh Ferguson
Ohio State WR Michael Thomas
Penn State WR Chris Goodwin (coaches only) 
Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo (media only)
Michigan State TE Josiah Price
Michigan OT Erik Magnuson
Wisconsin OT Tyler Marz (coaches only)
Nebraska OT Alex Lewis (media only)
Ohio State OG Billy Price (coaches only)
Michigan State OG Donovan Clark (coaches only)
Michigan OG Kyle Kalis (media only)
Illinois OG Ted Karras (media only)
Ohio State C Jacoby Boren

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