Pair of Badgers named preseason AP All-Americans
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.
Here is the full team:
Quarterback — Bryce Young, junior, Alabama
Running backs — Bijan Robinson, junior, Texas; TreVeyon Henderson, sophomore, Ohio State.
Tackles — Peter Skoronski, junior, Northwestern; Paris Johnson Jr., junior, Ohio State.
Guards — Andrew Vorhees, sixth-year, Southern California; Caleb Chandler, sixth-year, Louisville.
Center — Jarrett Patterson, senior, Notre Dame.
Tight end — Brock Bowers, sophomore, Georgia.
Wide receivers — Jordan Addison, junior, Southern California; Jaxon Smith-Njigba, junior, Ohio State; Kayshon Boutte, junior, LSU.
All-purpose player — Deuce Vaughn, junior, Kansas State.
Kicker — Jake Moody, senior, Michigan.
Edge rushers — Will McDonald IV, senior, Iowa State; Isaiah Foskey, senior, Notre Dame.
Linemen — Bryan Bresee, junior, Clemson; Jalen Carter, junior, Georgia.
Linebackers — Will Anderson Jr., junior, Alabama; Noah Sewell, junior, Oregon; Jack Campbell, senior, Iowa.
Cornerbacks — Kelee Ringo, sophomore, Georgia; Eli Ricks, junior, Alabama.
Safeties — Jordan Battle, junior, Alabama; Antonio Johnson, junior, Texas A&M.
Defensive back — Riley Moss, senior, Iowa.
Punter — Adam Korsak, senior, Rutgers.
Quarterback – C.J. Stroud, junior, Ohio State.
Running backs — Braelon Allen, sophomore, Wisconsin; Sean Tucker, junior, Syracuse.
Tackles — Connor Galvin, senior, Baylor; Dawand Jones, senior, Ohio State.
Guards — O’Cyrus Torrence, senior, Florida; Emil Ekiyor, senior, Alabama.
Center — John Michael Schmitz, sixth-year, Minnesota.
Tight end — Michael Mayer, junior, Notre Dame.
Wide receivers — Xavier Worthy, sophomore, Texas; Josh Downs, junior, North Carolina; A.T. Perry, senior, Wake Forest.
All-purpose player — Jahmyr Gibbs, junior, Alabama
Kicker — Harrison Mevis, junior, Missouri
Edge rushers — Myles Murphy, junior, Clemson; Nolan Smith, senior, Georgia.
Linemen — Calijah Kancey, junior, Pittsburgh; Siaki Ika, junior, Baylor.
Linebackers — Nick Herbig, junior, Wisconsin; Andre Carter II, senior, Army; Edefuan Ulofoshio, senior, Washington.
Cornerbacks — Cam Smith, junior, South Carolina; Clark Phillips III, junior, Utah.
Safeties — Brandon Joseph, junior, Notre Dame; Jalen Catalon, junior, Arkansas.
Defensive back — Jammie Robinson, senior, Florida State.
Punter — Kyle Ostendorp, junior, Arizona.