Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson part of inaugural Big Ten players to watch list
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson is part of the inaugural Big Ten Conference players to watch list released this morning to kick off the league's annual football meetings in Chicago.
Robinson is one of 12 players on the list, and the only one from Michigan. Nebraska (defensive tackle Jared Crick, linebacker Lavonte David), Ohio State (center Mike Brewster, defensive tackle John Simon) and Wisconsin (running backs Montee Ball and James White) were the only teams with more than one player named.
The longtime annual media poll was scrapped by the Big Ten this season in favor of a watch list that honors five players from each division, but an independent poll of 24 media members was released Monday and Robinson and Crick were named league's top offensive and defensive players.
The Big Ten preseason players to watch
Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan
Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State
Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska
Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska
Dan Persa, QB, Northwestern
Nathan Scheelhaase, QB, Illinois
Damarlo Belcher, WR, Indiana
Mike Brewster, C, Ohio State
John Simon, DT, Ohio State
Michael Mauti, LB, Penn State
Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
James White, RB, Wisconsin
*Additional honorees due to tie