Seven Badgers earn Big Ten Honors on special teams and defense

On Tuesday afternoon, the Big Ten released its All-Conference teams chosen by coaches and media for defense and special teams. There were five Badgers selected in the coaches’ Big Ten Honors, while there were seven picked by the media.

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Outside linebacker Nick Herbig was the only Badger to be consensus first-team All-Big Ten, because of his excellent play off the edge for Wisconsin this season. Herbig finished the regular season with a conference-high 11 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss. It is also worth noting that he has only played in 11 full games this year, after missing the Purdue matchup due to injury.

Although this season has been disappointing for the Badgers as a team, it is great to see individual players get recognized for their exceptional performance throughout the year.

Below are the Badgers named to the Big Ten’s All-Conference teams for defense and special teams:

ILB Jordan Turner: Honorable Mention Media

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OLB C.J. Goetz: Honorable Mention Media

KR Isaac Guerendo: Honorable Mention Consensus

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ILB Maema Njongmeta: Honorable Mention Coaches and Third Team Media

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DT Keeanu Benton: Third Team Coaches and Honorable Mention Media

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S John Torchio: Second Team Coaches and First Team Media

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OLB Nick Herbig: First Team Consensus

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Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire