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Big Ten Conference Awards

Known as: Big Ten Conference, Western Conference

Record*: 119 Years, 6253-4796-394, .564 W-L%
*W-L-T adjusted to 6129-4795-394 by NCAA.

Bowls: 247 Bowls, 111-135-1, .451 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 237 (Preseason), 243 (Final), 3576 (Total)

Award Winners

Year Award Player Pos School Summary
2013 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Chris Borland LB Wisconsin 72 Solo, 39 Ast, 4.0 Sk
2013 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Braxton Miller QB Ohio State 162 Cmp, 255 Att, 2094 Yds, 24 TD, 7 Int
2012 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year John Simon DL Ohio State 22 Solo, 22 Ast, 9.0 Sk, 0 Int
2012 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Braxton Miller QB Ohio State 148 Cmp, 254 Att, 2039 Yds, 15 TD, 6 Int
2011 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Devon Still DL Penn State 29 Solo, 26 Ast, 4.5 Sk, 0 Int
2011 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Montee Ball RB Wisconsin 307 Att, 1923 Yds, 6.3 Avg, 33 TD
2010 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Ryan Kerrigan DL Purdue 50 Solo, 20 Ast, 12.5 Sk, 0 Int
2010 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Denard Robinson QB Michigan 182 Cmp, 291 Att, 2570 Yds, 18 TD, 11 Int
2009 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Greg Jones LB Michigan State 67 Solo, 87 Ast, 9.0 Sk, 0 Int
2009 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year John Clay RB Wisconsin 287 Att, 1517 Yds, 5.3 Avg, 18 TD
2008 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year James Laurinaitis LB Ohio State 52 Solo, 78 Ast, 4.0 Sk, 2 Int
2008 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Shonn Greene RB Iowa 307 Att, 1850 Yds, 6.0 Avg, 20 TD
2007 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year James Laurinaitis LB Ohio State 51 Solo, 70 Ast, 5.0 Sk, 2 Int
2007 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Rashard Mendenhall RB Illinois 262 Att, 1681 Yds, 6.4 Avg, 17 TD
2006 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Lamarr Woodley DL Michigan 28 Solo, 8 Ast, 12.0 Sk, 0 Int
2006 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Troy Smith QB Ohio State 203 Cmp, 311 Att, 2542 Yds, 30 TD, 6 Int
2005 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year A.J. Hawk LB Ohio State 69 Solo, 52 Ast, 9.5 Sk, 1 Int
2005 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Brett Basanez QB Northwestern 314 Cmp, 497 Att, 3622 Yds, 21 TD, 8 Int
2004 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Erasmus James DL Wisconsin
2004 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Braylon Edwards WR Michigan 97 Rec, 1330 Yds, 13.7 Avg, 15 TD
2003 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Will Smith DL Ohio State
2003 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Chris Perry RB Michigan 338 Att, 1674 Yds, 5.0 Avg, 18 TD
2002 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Michael Haynes DL Penn State 1 FR, 12 Yds, 0 TD
2002 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Brad Banks QB Iowa 170 Cmp, 294 Att, 2573 Yds, 26 TD, 5 Int
2001 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Larry Foote LB Michigan
2001 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Antwaan Randle El QB Indiana 118 Cmp, 231 Att, 1664 Yds, 9 TD, 5 Int
2000 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Jamar Fletcher DB Wisconsin 6 Int, 159 Yds, 0 TD
2000 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Drew Brees QB Purdue 309 Cmp, 512 Att, 3668 Yds, 26 TD, 12 Int
1999 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Courtney Brown DL Penn State
1999 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Ron Dayne RB Wisconsin 337 Att, 2034 Yds, 6.0 Avg, 20 TD
1998 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Tom Burke Wisconsin
1998 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Drew Brees QB Purdue 361 Cmp, 569 Att, 3983 Yds, 39 TD, 20 Int
1997 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Charles Woodson WR Michigan 11 Rec, 231 Yds, 21.0 Avg, 2 TD
1997 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Tavian Banks RB Iowa 246 Att, 1639 Yds, 6.7 Avg, 17 TD
1996 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Pat Fitzgerald LB Northwestern
1996 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Orlando Pace Ohio State
1995 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Pat Fitzgerald LB Northwestern
1995 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Eddie George RB Ohio State 328 Att, 1927 Yds, 5.9 Avg, 24 TD
1994 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Dana Howard LB Illinois
1994 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Kerry Collins QB Penn State 176 Cmp, 264 Att, 2679 Yds, 21 TD, 7 Int
1993 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Dana Howard (tie) Illinois
1993 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Dan Wilkinson (tie) Ohio State
1993 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Brent Moss RB Wisconsin 312 Att, 1637 Yds, 5.2 Avg, 16 TD
1992 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Jeff Zgonina Purdue
1992 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Tyrone Wheatley RB Michigan 185 Att, 1357 Yds, 7.3 Avg, 13 TD
1991 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Troy Vincent DB Wisconsin
1991 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Desmond Howard WR Michigan 62 Rec, 985 Yds, 15.9 Avg, 19 TD
1990 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Darrick Brownlow LB Illinois
1990 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Tico Duckett RB Michigan State 257 Att, 1394 Yds, 5.4 Avg, 10 TD
1989 Big Ten Player of the Year Anthony Thompson RB Indiana 358 Att, 1793 Yds, 5.0 Avg, 24 TD
1988 Big Ten Player of the Year Anthony Thompson RB Indiana 355 Att, 1686 Yds, 4.7 Avg, 26 TD
1987 Big Ten Player of the Year Lorenzo White RB Michigan State 357 Att, 1572 Yds, 4.4 Avg, 16 TD
1987 Big Ten Player of the Year Ernie Jones WR Indiana 66 Rec, 1265 Yds, 19.2 Avg, 13 TD
1986 Big Ten Player of the Year Jim Harbaugh QB Michigan 180 Cmp, 277 Att, 2729 Yds, 10 TD, 11 Int
1985 Big Ten Player of the Year Chuck Long QB Iowa 231 Cmp, 351 Att, 2978 Yds, 26 TD, 15 Int
1985 Big Ten Player of the Year Lorenzo White RB Michigan State 419 Att, 2066 Yds, 4.9 Avg, 17 TD
1984 Big Ten Player of the Year Keith Byars RB Ohio State 336 Att, 1764 Yds, 5.3 Avg, 22 TD
1983 Big Ten Player of the Year Don Thorp Illinois
1982 Big Ten Player of the Year Anthony Carter WR Michigan 43 Rec, 844 Yds, 19.6 Avg, 8 TD