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Nebraska Players Earn All Big Ten Team Honors

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Randy Gregory was the only All-Big Ten first team selection by both the coaches and the media as 11 Huskers earned postseason honors. It was a repeat performance by Gregory as he was selected as a first-team All Big Ten pick last season. Gregory achieved the honor despite missing quite a bit of time this season.

Kenny Bell made the first team as selected by the coaches, but the media saw fit to give him only an Honorable Mention, going with Michigan State's Tony Lippett and Rutgers Leonte Carroo on the first team, and Mike Dudek from Illinois and DaeSean Hamilton from Penn State on the second. Bell set Nebraska records in becoming the all-time leader in receptions and receiving yardage this season.

Ameer Abdullah made the second team from both media and coaches, with first-team honors going to Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Tevin Coleman of Indiana. Abdullah shared the spot with Minnesota's David Cobb. Abdullah set records becoming Nebraska's career leader in all-purpose yardage, set a single-game all-purpose yardage record, and rose to second in Big Ten history in all-purpose yardage.

Maliek Collins and Nate Gerry both earned second team honors, Collins from the coaches, and Gerry from the media.

You would have thought DeMornay Pierson-El would have warranted an Honorable Mention, but apparently only kickers and punters count in the Big Ten awards. Go figure.

Nebraska was locked out of the individual season awards.

All-Big Ten Selections

First Team

Randy Gregory, Jr., DE (Media, Coaches)

Kenny Bell, Sr., WR (Coaches)

Second Team

Ameer Abdullah, Sr., IB (Media, Coaches)

Maliek Collins, Soph., DT (Coaches)

Nate Gerry, Soph., S (Media)

Honorable Mention

Bell (Media)

Collins (Media)

Gerry (Coaches)

Zaire Anderson, Sr., LB (Media, Coaches)

Corey Cooper, Sr., S (Media)

Jake Cotton, Sr., G (Media, Coaches)

Sam Foltz, Soph., P (Coaches)

Alex Lewis, Jr., OT (Media, Coaches)

Josh Mitchell, Sr., CB (Media, Coaches)