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Over the final decade, the Colossal Ten remained a national risk in college soccer by a success limitless bowl video games, producing All-People and generating an overwhelming quantity of NFL draftees.

To highlight the final 10 years of Colossal Ten soccer, the Free Press surveyed six convention writers from the US TODAY Sports Community to use the Colossal Ten All-Decade personnel.

Within the final decade, Ohio Narrate has 117 wins, followed by Wisconsin (102), Michigan Narrate (92), Penn Narrate (87), Michigan (85) and Iowa (81). The Buckeyes hang four Colossal Ten titles, Wisconsin and MSU every hang three (sharing one in 2010) and Penn Narrate one.

Ohio Narrate and MSU hang reached the College Football Playoff for the explanation that format started in 2014.

To be eligible for the all-decade personnel, a player wanted to be first-personnel All-Colossal Ten (media or coaches) no longer lower than once from 2010-19. Tiebreakers, when valuable, had been determined by one other spherical of votes.

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There had been gamers from 10 groups represented on the all-decade squad: Ohio Narrate (six), U-M (5), MSU (four), Penn Narrate (three), Wisconsin (three), Iowa (three), Maryland (two), Minnesota (one), Indiana (one) and Purdue (one).

Here’s the Colossal Ten All-Decade Team:


QB J.T. Barrett

Ohio Narrate, 2014-17

The fun: Barrett helped OSU attain the College Football Playoff in 2015, even supposing he modified into injured for the cease of the championship urge. He modified into the Colossal Ten Freshman of the Year in 2014, three-time first-personnel All-Colossal Ten and two-time Colossal Ten champion. Barrett modified into a four-365 days starter, finishing 769 of 1,211 passes for 9,434 yards and 104 touchdowns against 30 interceptions. He added 3,263 dashing yards and 43 TDs.

RB Saquon Barkley

Penn Narrate, 2016-18

The fun: Barkley acquired the Paul Hornung Award as the country’s most versatile player in 2017. He modified into a two-time Colossal Ten Offensive Participant of the Year and two-time first-personnel All-Colossal Ten. In 38 video games for the Nittany Lions, Barkley carried the ball 672 instances for 3,843 yards and 43 touchdowns. He had 1,195 receiving yards and eight TDs, along with 519 kickoff returns and two ratings. He holds records at Penn Narrate for profession dashing touchdowns, most voguish yards by a freshman, most voguish yards by a sophomore and most full yards in a single game (385 yards).

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RB Jonathan Taylor

Wisconsin, 2017-19

The fun: Taylor secured the Doak Walker Award, given to the tip working support in the nation, twice. The two-time All-American modified into the 2017 Colossal Ten Freshman of the Year and a three-time first-personnel All-Colossal Ten member. In three seasons, Taylor ran 926 instances for 6,174 yards and 50 touchdowns, with 407 receiving yards and 5 TDs. He has FBS records for most 200-yard dashing video games (12), most voguish yards through junior season (6,174), most yards through sophomore 365 days (4,171) and most by a freshman (1,977).

WR Allen Robinson

Penn Narrate, 2011-13

The fun: The real player chosen unanimously, Robinson broke out as a sophomore: 77 receptions for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns. His senior 365 days featured 97 catches for 1,432 yards and 6 TDs. He modified into a consensus All-American in 2013 and a two-time first-personnel All-Colossal Team member. At Penn Narrate, he done inside of the top 5 in program history for receptions (2d), receiving yards (third) and touchdowns (fifth).

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WR Tyler Johnson

Minnesota, 2016-19

The fun: Johnson modified into included as a first-personnel All-Colossal Ten preference twice. In four years, he had 213 catches for 3,305 yards and 33 touchdowns. He averaged 15.5 yards per reception. Within the 2020 Outback Bowl, he made 12 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns to beat Auburn and the game’s MVP.

WR D.J. Moore

Maryland, 2015-17

The fun: Playing in 36 video games across three seasons, Moore caught 146 passes for 2,027 yards and 17 touchdowns to head with 125 dashing yards and a landing. He modified into named first-personnel All-Colossal Ten in 2017 earlier than forgoing his senior 365 days to be a first-spherical use in the 2018 NFL draft.

OT Brandon Scherff

Iowa, 2011-14

The fun: Scherff acquired the Outland Trophy as the nation’s most attention-grabbing inside of offensive lineman in 2014. That 365 days, he moreover earned Colossal Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year. He modified into the No. 5 use in the 2015 NFL draft.

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OG Pat Elflein

Ohio Narrate, 2013-16

The fun:  Elflein redshirted in 2012 attributable to a foot injure earlier than becoming a member of the first-personnel All-Colossal Ten in three of his four seasons. In 2016, he acquired the Rimington Trophy as the specific center in college soccer, the Colossal Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year and modified into a finalist for the Outland Trophy. Elflein earned unanimous All-American scheme as a senior.

C Jack Allen

Michigan Narrate, 2011-15

The fun: Allen made 47 starts in his profession (42 at center), the 2d-most amongst offensive linemen at school history. He modified into a two-time Rimington Trophy finalist, voted co-captain as a senior. All the contrivance through his final 365 days, he helped the Spartans pick the Colossal Ten championship game against Iowa, 16-13, to clinch a region in the College Football Playoff. He moreover ran for a 9-yard landing against Penn Narrate in 2015.

OG Kevin Zeitler

Wisconsin, 2008-11

The fun: Zeitler started all 14 video games of his senior season at dazzling guard and built somewhat the resume. He went from honorable mention All-Colossal Ten to consensus first-personnel All-Colossal Ten in precisely one 365 days, moreover earning invitations to the Senior Bowl and NFL combine as an All-American. He acquired Colossal Ten championships in 2010 and 2011.

OT Taylor Lewan

Michigan, 2010-13

The fun: Smartly-in most cases called one amongst the specific linemen to ever play for the Wolverines, Lewan strung together two first-personnel All-American picks, three first-personnel All-Colossal Ten picks and modified into a two-time Colossal Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year. He regarded in 50 video games in his profession with 48 starts. At one point, Lewan started 41 consecutive contests. He grew to turn out to be the first U-M offensive lineman to attain a landing since 1948 when he did so against Massachusetts in 2012. 

TE Jake Butt

Michigan, 2013-16

The fun: Butt dealt with a noteworthy quantity of injuries for the duration of his profession, including a torn ACL in the 2016 Orange Bowl upright months earlier than the NFL draft. However when he modified into healthy, he modified into one amongst primarily the most feared tight ends in the country. He made 138 profession receptions for 1,646 yards and 11 touchdowns and modified into a first-personnel All-American and John Mackey Award winner in 2016. He modified into a two-time first-personnel All-Colossal Ten honoree.


DE Joey Bosa

Ohio Narrate, 2013-15

The fun: Bosa made his mark as a upright freshman in 2013, starting 10 of 14 video games and making 44 tackles and 7.5 sacks. In his three-365 days profession, he played 38 video games and logged 148 tackles, 51 for loss, 26 sacks, one interception and 5 compelled fumbles. He acquired the national championship in 2015 and modified into a two-time All-American and two-time All-Colossal Ten first-teamer. He modified into selected No. 3 overall in the 2016 NFL draft. In 2014, he modified into a finalist for the Lombardi Award, given to the nation’s most attention-grabbing player.

DE High-tail Young

Ohio Narrate, 2017-19

The fun: Young played 34 video games in his three-365 days profession, making 98 tackles, 40.5 tackles for loss, 30.5 sacks and 9 compelled fumbles. Final season, he recorded 21 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks to provide varied honors, including the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award and Ted Hendricks Award. After making 2d-personnel All-Colossal Ten in 2018, he grew to turn out to be a member of the first personnel along with a unanimous All-American preference in 2019. The 2020 Colossal Ten Male Athlete of the Year modified into picked No. 2 overall in the NFL draft.

DT Devon Aloof

Penn Narrate, 2009-11

The fun: In three seasons, Aloof had 113 tackles, 32.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and one compelled fumble. In his final 365 days, he registered 17 tackles for loss and grew to turn out to be the convention’s defensive player and lineman of the 365 days. He made first-personnel All-Colossal Ten and modified into an All-American in 2011.  

DT Kawann Short

Purdue, 2008-12

The fun: Short modified into a 2d-personnel All-American in 2012, two-time first-personnel All-Colossal Ten member and 2d-personnel All-Colossal Ten preference in 2010. As a junior, he recorded 54 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. As a senior, he made 43 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks. His most attention-grabbing FBS supply out of Central High College in East Chicago modified into from Purdue, and he went on to turn out to be a 2d-spherical use in the 2013 NFL draft.

LB Chris Borland

Wisconsin, 2009-13

The fun: Borland modified into named Colossal Ten Defensive Participant of the Year and an All-American in 2013, becoming upright the fifth Badger to provide these honors. He moreover earned the convention’s linebacker of the 365 days award for a senior season that seen him made 111 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, two fumble recoveries and one compelled fumble. Within the 2011 season, Borland logged 5 of his 9 profession compelled fumbles. He done his 5-365 days profession with 420 tackles, 50 tackles for loss and 17 sacks. Borland modified into a three-time first-personnel All-Colossal Ten preference and three-time Colossal Ten champion. He acquired Colossal Ten Freshman of the Year in 2009.

LB Josey Jewell

Iowa, 2014-17

The fun: Jewell acquired the Lott Trophy, given to college soccer’s defensive IMPACT player of the 365 days, as a senior. IMPACT stands for: integrity, maturity, efficiency, lecturers, community and tenacity. In 2017, he modified into named a unanimous All-American, Colossal Ten Defensive Participant of the Year and the league’s linebacker of the 365 days. In 50 video games, he recorded 437 tackles, 28 for loss, 10 sacks, six interceptions, 26 passes defended, three compelled fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

LB Devin Bush Jr.

Michigan, 2016-18

The fun: Bush grew to turn out to be down Florida Narrate, his father’s alma mater, to play for U-M, the set up he regarded in all 13 video games as a freshman. By 2017, he earned a starting region and chanced on instantaneous success. Bush modified into a two-time first-personnel All-Colossal Ten preference, a two-time All-American and the convention’s defensive player and linebacker of the 365 days in 2018. In three years, he made 172 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one interception and 11 passes defended.

LB/S Jabrill Peppers

Michigan, 2014-16

The fun: Peppers acquired Colossal Ten Freshman of the Year in 2015, along with becoming a 2d-personnel All-American and first-personnel All-Colossal Ten preference. His 2016 season modified into immense; he modified into a unanimous All-American, Heisman Trophy finalist, Colossal Ten Defensive Participant, Linebacker and Return Specialist of the Year, Lott Trophy, Paul Hornung Award and, once extra, first-personnel All-Colossal Ten. He played offense, defense and special groups for Michigan through 27 video games, gathering 125 tackles, 18.5 for loss, four sacks, one interception and once compelled fumble.

CB Darqueze Dennard

Michigan Narrate, 2010-13.

The fun: In four seasons and 43 video games played, Dennard made 165 tackles, 10 for loss, one sack, 10 interceptions, 13 passes defended, three compelled fumbles and one fumble restoration with a defensive landing. He helped MSU to Colossal Ten championships in 2010 and 2013. Dennard modified into a two-time first-personnel All-Colossal Ten preference with a unanimous All-American and the convention’s defensive player and defensive support of the 365 days as a senior. He earned the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s most attention-grabbing defensive support, in 2013.

CB Desmond King

Iowa, 2013-16

The fun: From East English Village Prep in Detroit, King determined to support Iowa beneath coach Kirk Ferentz. He acquired the Jim Thorpe Award in 2015, moreover to the convention’s defensive support of the 365 days honors. He modified into a unanimous first-personnel All-American in 2015 and a 2d-personnel member the following 365 days. The two-time first-personnel All-Colossal Ten preference made 263 tackles, 9.5 for loss, 33 passes defended, 14 interceptions and one compelled fumble in his four-365 days profession.

S Kurtis Drummond

Michigan Narrate, 2011-14

The fun: Drummond modified into with the Spartans for two Colossal Ten championships (redshirted in 2010) and grew to turn out to be the convention’s defensive support of the 365 days as a senior in 2014. He modified into twice named as a first-personnel All-Colossal Ten member. As a four-365 days starter, Drummond place aside together 223 tackles, 14 for loss, one sack, 12 interceptions, 17 passes defended two compelled fumbles, one fumble restoration and one defensive landing. 

S Malik Hooker

Ohio Narrate, 2014-16

The fun: Hooker redshirted his first 365 days at Ohio Narrate in 2014 but played the following season. However it wasn’t till his redshirt sophomore campaign that Hooker started to interpret the nation upright what he modified into in a set up to full. In 2016, he made 74 tackles, 5.5 for loss, seven interceptions and three defensive touchdowns. He grew to turn out to be an All-American and first-personnel All-Colossal Ten preference earlier than getting picked in the 2017 NFL draft’s first spherical.

Special groups

P Mike Sadler

Michigan Narrate, 2011-14

The fun: Sadler modified into a four-365 days starter at punter, finishing on the tip of MSU’s all-time leaders: 2d in punts (268), 2d in punting yards (11,307) and sixth in punting moderate (42.2 yards per punt. He place aside 39% of his punts inside of the 20-yard line and 21% inside of the 10. He modified into a four-time tutorial All-American, two-time first-personnel tutorial All-American (2013, 2014) and modified into honored as a 2014 William V. Campbell Trophy finalist, given to the tip student-athlete.  In 2016, Sadler died in a automobile break in Wisconsin. He modified into 24 years outmoded.

K Griffin Oakes

Indiana, 2014-17

The fun: Oakes modified into a two-time first-personnel All-Colossal Ten member and earned the convention’s kicker of the 365 days award twice. He ended his profession as Indiana’s chief in field goals (69), 2d in additional aspects (147) and 2d in full aspects (354). He made 69 of 90 field goals in his profession and 147 of 154 additional aspects. He modified into a Lou Groza Award semifinalist as a senior in 2017. 

PR Jabrill Peppers

Michigan, 2014-16

The fun: Whereas Peppers modified into known for his two-potential abilities in college, he moreover had a third dimension to his game as a returner. He returned 39 punts for 510 yards (13.1 yards per return) and one landing. He took 19 kickoffs, as smartly, going for 483 yards –– moral for 25.4 yards per return. He modified into a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2016 and acquired the Colossal Ten’s specialist of the 365 days.

KR William Likely

Maryland, 2013-16

The fun: Likely modified into named first-personnel All-Colossal Ten and the convention’s specialist of the 365 days in 2015. Even supposing he modified into a success as a defensive support, he chanced on a nitch for kick returns. He brought support 87 kicks in his profession, going for 2,233 yards and two touchdowns. He returned 67 punts for 874 yards and 4 TDs.


Urban Meyer

Ohio Narrate, 2012-18

The fun:  The real utterly different unanimous preference, Meyer acquired a national championship in the 2014 season, along with three Colossal Ten convention titles and 7 division titles. He held an 82-9 overall chronicle (54-4 in the Colossal Ten) sometime of seven seasons with the Buckeyes.  

This ballotincluded six Colossal Ten writers from the US At the present time Sports Community: Chris Solari, Orion Sang and Rainer Sabin of the Detroit Free Press, Graham Couch of the Lansing Narrate Journal, Sign Emmert of the Des Moines Register and Mike Carmin of the Lafayette Journal & Courier.

Evan Petzold is a sports reporting intern on the Detroit Free Press. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter @EvanPetzold


Colossal Ten commissioner Kevin Warren speaks to the media after canceling the boys’s basketball tournament on Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Indianapolis.

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