2023 College Football All-Big Ten Team: Ohio State WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Illinois DI Jer'Zhan Newton and more

2TBE52C Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. lines up during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan won 30-24. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

With bowl season upon us, it’s time to look back at the top performers from what was an incredible 2023 season of college football. After unveiling our All-American team and awards, here’s a look at PFF’s 2023 All-Big Ten team, as voted on by 13 PFF analysts and data collectors.

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QB: J.J. McCarthy, Michigan Wolverines
RB: Kyle Monangai, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
WR: Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State Buckeyes
WR: Isaiah Williams, Illinois Fighting Illini
WR: Roman Wilson, Michigan Wolverines
TE: Cade Stover, Ohio State Buckeyes
LT: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Penn State Nittany Lions
LG: Preston Nichols, Purdue Boilermakers
C: Drake Nugent, Michigan Wolverines
RG: Zak Zinter, Michigan Wolverines
RT: Riley Mahlman, Wisconsin Badgers


DI: Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois Fighting Illini
DI: Tyleik Williams, Ohio State Buckeyes
EDGE: Jack Sawyer, Ohio State Buckeyes
EDGE: Chop Robinson, Penn State Nittany Lions
LB: Jay Higgins, Iowa Hawkeyes
LB: Michael Barrett, Michigan Wolverines
CB: Sebastian Castro, Iowa Hawkeyes
CB: Ricardo Hallman, Wisconsin Badgers
S: Tyler Nubin, Minnesota Golden Gophers
S: Dillon Thieneman, Purdue Boilermakers
Flex-D: Hunter Wohler, Wisconsin Badgers

Special Teams

K: Dragan Kesich, Minnesota Golden Gophers
P: Tory Taylor, Iowa Hawkeyes
RS: Daequan Hardy, Penn State Nittany Lions

Offensive Player Spotlight: WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State

After leading all FBS receivers in PFF grade a year ago, Harrison ranked third in the Power Five with an 89.9 mark this season. His 14 receiving touchdowns tied for the second most in the country.

Defensive Player Spotlight: DI Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois

Newton led all Power Five interior defensive linemen with 59 pressures a year ago. This season, the redshirt junior tied for the national lead with 44. He also tied for second among FBS defensive tackles with eight sacks and tied for fifth with 25 run-defense stops.

Offensive Line Spotlight: Michigan Wolverines

While Michigan won’t win its third straight Joe Moore Award, given to the best offensive line in college football, the Wolverines still fielded the highest-graded offensive line in the Big Ten this season (74.6). Michigan's 74.9 run-blocking grade led the way in the conference.

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