CHICAGO – Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett and defensive end Tyquan Lewis are among the Big Ten’s preseason list of 10 outstanding players as selected by a media panel.
Barrett is a two-time conference quarterback of the year and shared the Chicago Tribune’s Silver Football award last season with Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.
Lewis won the Big Ten’s defensive lineman of the year award last season.
Barkley joined Barrett and Lewis on the Big Ten East’s preseason list along with Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley and Indiana linebacker Tegray Scales.
Northwestern safety Godwin Igwebuike, a Pickerington native, is one of the five Big Ten West honorees, along with Wildcats running back Justin Jackson, Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy and tight end Troy Fumagalli and Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell.
The honors were announced just before the start of the first of two Big Ten media days.