WCIA — Four Illinois football players were named honorable mention selections on the All Big Ten team Tuesday afternoon. Senior defensive end James Crawford, senior cornerback Jaylen Dunlap, sophomore safety Stanley Green and freshman punter Blake Hayes were all selected by either league coaches and/or media.
Illinois has only had three All Big Ten first team players since 2011. Carrol Phillips was a media pick in 2016. A.J. Jenkins and Whitney Mercilus were both consensus first team picks in 2011.