Wisconsin football is right around the corner. Fall camp begins August 1st. September 2nd, the new era under head coach Luke Fickell starts with a game against Buffalo. No one enters the season with higher expectations than Braelon Allen.
Before the season begins, Fickell and three Wisconsin football players are in Indianapolis for Big Ten Media Days. The conference released its preseason all-conference honors ahead of the first day of the event. Allen was named to the list for the second consecutive year.
The list, selected by a media panel, consists of five players from the Big Ten East Division and five from the West Division. Allen was the lone selection from the Badgers.
Wisconsin Football Running Back Braelon Allen Receives Preseason Big Ten Honors
The junior running back returns after posting 1,242 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground in 2022. Following his sophomore campaign, the Fond du Lac native was a consensus all-Big Ten second-team selection. He was the only player on offense from Wisconsin named to the first or second team. It marked the first time since 2002 that UW did not have a first-team selection on offense.
“Agent 0” joins Minnesota tight end Brevyn Spann-Ford as the only players on offense selected in the West Division. In contrast, all five of the East Division selections are offensive players.
The complete list of preseason honorees is below:
Taulia Tagovailoa, QB, Maryland
Blake Corum, RB, Michigan
J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan
Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State
Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OL, Penn State
Jer’Zhan Newton, DL, Illinois
Cooper DeJean, DB, Iowa
Brevyn Spann-Ford, TE, Minnesota
Tyler Nubin, DB, Minnesota
Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Football Big Ten Media Days Preview
Fickell, Allen, quarterback Tanner Mordecai, and linebacker Maema Njongmeta will represent the Badgers in Indianapolis for Big Ten Media Days. UW’s representatives will address the media on Thursday, July 27th. None of Wisconsin’s players have previously represented UW at Big Ten Media Days, but Mordecai represented his previous team, the SMU Mustangs, at the American Athletic Conference’s football media days held virtually in 2022.
Fickell will hold his press conference at 11:15 AM CDT. It will be carried live on the Big Ten Network and FOX Sports App. All details for the event can be found here.
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