July 10, 2014 at 12:40 pm

MSU's Kurtis Drummond, Michigan's Devin Gardner among 42 at Big Ten Kickoff

Kurtis Drummond was named first-team All-Big Ten by conference coaches in 2013. (Dale G. Young / Detroit News)

Michigan State senior safety Kurtis Drummond and Michigan senior quarterback Devin Gardner are among the 42 players who will represent their schools at the Big Ten Kickoff later this month in Chicago.

Drummond will be joined by teammates Shilique Calhoun, a junior defensive end, and Connor Cook, a junior quarterback. The other Wolverines attending will be linebacker Jake Ryan and defensive end Frank Clark, both seniors.

The Big Ten Kickoff is July 28-29 at the Hilton Chicago. The head coach from every team also will attend.

All-Big Ten running back Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska has been selected to speak on behalf of the players.

PLAYERS AT BIG TEN KICKOFF

EAST DIVISION

MICHIGAN

Frank Clark, Sr., DE

Devin Gardner, Sr., QB

Jake Ryan, Sr., LB

MICHIGAN STATE

Shilique Calhoun, Jr., DE

Connor Cook, Jr., QB

Kurtis Drummond, Sr., FS

INDIANA

David Cooper, Sr., LB

Nate Sudfeld, Jr., QB

Shane Wynn, Sr., WR

MARYLAND

C.J. Brown, Sr., QB

Stefon Diggs, Jr., WR

Jeremiah Johnson, Sr., DB

OHIO STATE

Michael Bennett, Sr., DL

Jeff Heuerman, Sr., TE

Braxton Miller, Sr., QB

PENN STATE

Bill Belton, Sr., RB

Sam Ficken, Sr., PK

Mike Hull, Sr., LB

RUTGERS

Michael Burton, Sr., FB

Darius Hamilton, Jr., DL

Lorenzo Waters, Sr., DB

WEST DIVISION

ILLINOIS

Simon Cvijanovic, Sr., OT

Jon Davis, Sr., TE

Austin Teitsma, Sr., DL

IOWA

Carl Davis, Sr., DT

Brandon Scherff, Sr., OL

Mark Weisman, Sr., RB

MINNESOTA

David Cobb, Sr., RB

Mitch Leidner, So., QB

Cedric Thompson, Sr., S

NEBRASKA

Ameer Abdullah, Sr., RB

Kenny Bell, Sr., WR

Corey Cooper, Sr., S

NORTHWESTERN

Ibraheim Campbell, Sr., S

Collin Ellis, Sr., LB

Trevor Siemian, Sr., QB

PURDUE

Raheem Mostert, Sr., RB

Sean Robinson, Sr., LB

Ryan Russell, Sr., DE

WISCONSIN

Melvin Gordon, Jr., RB

Rob Havenstein, Sr., RT

Warren Herring, Sr., DL

Devin Gardner passed for a career-high 503 yards against Indiana last ... (David Guralnick / Detroit News)