A pair of Wisconsin players have been named to the Associated Press preseason All-America team.
Running back Braelon Allen and linebacker Nick Herbig earned second-team honors, making the Badgers one of three Big Ten programs with multiple players on the teams.
Allen put together one of the best true freshman seasons in Wisconsin history. Despite not playing significant snaps until October, Allen ran for 1,268 yards and eight touchdowns. It earned him second-team All-Big Ten recognition and he went on to be named the Las Vegas Bowl MVP.
Herbig, entering his third year as a starter, figures to be a focal point of Wisconsin’s defense. He had a team-high nine sacks last season, while also posting 14.5 tackles for loss.