1971 All-Big Ten Conference football team

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The 1971 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Ten Conference teams for the 1971 Big Ten Conference football season.

Offensive selections[edit]

Quarterbacks[edit]

  • Maurie Daigneau, Northwestern (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Craig Curry, Minnesota (AP-2; UPI-2)

Running backs[edit]

  • Eric Allen, Michigan State (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Rufus Ferguson, Wisconsin (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Billy Taylor, Michigan (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Otis Armstrong, Purdue (AP-2; UPI-2)
  • Ernie Cook, Minnesota (AP-2; UPI-2)
  • Al Robinson, Northwestern (AP-2)
  • Ed Shuttlesworth, Michigan (UPI-2)

Ends[edit]

Tackles[edit]

  • Tom Luken, Purdue (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Tom McCreight, Northwestern (AP-1)
  • Rick Simon, Ohio State (UPI-1)
  • Jack Babcock (AP-2)
  • Curtis Tucker, Michigan (AP-2)
  • Jim Brandstatter, Michigan (UPI-2)
  • Jim Coode, Michigan (UPI-2)
  • Tom Bove, Indiana (AP-2)

Guards[edit]

Centers[edit]

Defensive selections[edit]

Ends[edit]

  • Tab Bennett, Illinois (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Mike Keller, Michigan (AP-1)
  • Gary Hrivnak, Purdue (UPI-1)
  • Alden Carpenter, Michigan (UPI-2)
  • Wil Hemby, Northwestern (UPI-2)

Tackles[edit]

  • Ron Curl, Michigan State (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • George Hasenhorhl, Ohio State (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Tom Beckman, Michigan (AP-2)
  • Dave Butz, Purdue (AP-2; UPI-2)
  • Tim Anderson, Northwestern (UPI-2)

Guards[edit]

  • Greg Bingham, Purdue (UPI-1)
  • Ernest Hamilton, Michigan State (UPI-2)

Linebackers[edit]

  • Mike Taylor, Michigan (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Bill Light, Minnesota (AP-1; UPI-2)
  • Stan White, Ohio State (AP-1; UPI-2)
  • Randy Gradishar, Ohio State (AP-2; UPI-1)
  • Dave Lokanc, Wisconsin (AP-2)
  • John Voorhees, Northwestern (AP-2)

Defensive backs[edit]

  • Thom Darden, Michigan (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Eric Hutchinson, Northwestern (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Brad Van Pelt, Michigan State (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Craig Clemons, Iowa (UPI-1)
  • Jerry Brown, Northwestern (AP-2)
  • John Graham, Illinois (AP-2)
  • Neovia Greyer, Wisconsin (AP-2)
  • Chuck Piebes, Purdue (AP-2)
  • Tom Campana, Ohio State (UPI-2)
  • Jack Duston, Northwestern (UPI-2)
  • Harry Howard, Ohio State (UPI-2)
  • Willis Osley, Illinois (UPI-2)

Key[edit]

AP = Associated Press, selected by the AP's Midwest board and Big Ten football experts[1][2]

UPI = United Press International, selected by the conference coaches[3]

Bold = Consensus first-team selection by both AP and UPI

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Big Ten Selected". Daily Illini. November 24, 1971. 
  2. ^ "Sports Whirl". The Daily News of the Virgin Islands. November 24, 1971. 
  3. ^ "Unbeaten Michigan Dominate UPI Team Picked by Coaches: Ohio State Places 7 On All-Big Ten Teams". The Times Recorder, Zanesville, OH. November 25, 1971. p. 9D.