UM’s Peppers, MSU’s McDowell earn preseason honors
Michigan and Michigan State are represented on the Big Ten football preseason honors list released Monday morning in advance of the two-day media days.
Michigan linebacker/defensive back Jabrill Peppers and Michigan State defensive lineman Malik McDowell were two of five players named for the East Division.
Peppers was one of three returning All-Americans and one of eight former All-Big Ten selections to highlight the group of 10 players.
Iowa’s Desmond King (Detroit East English Village), the reigning Big Ten defensive back of the year, headlines the West Division selections.
It was the first Big Ten preseason honors for Peppers, McDowell and King. Peppers and King were both first-team All-Conference picks last year and McDowell was a second-team selection.
The five players the East and West divisions were chosen by a media panel.
Here’s the full list of preseason honorees:
Jabrill Peppers, Jr., LB/DB, Michigan
Malik McDowell, Jr., DL, Michigan State
J.T. Barrett, Jr., QB, Ohio State
Raekwon McMillan, Jr., LB, Ohio State
Saquon Barkley, So., RB, Penn State
C.J. Beathard, Sr., QB, Iowa
Desmond King, Sr., DB, Iowa
Justin Jackson, Jr., RB, Northwestern
Anthony Walker Jr., Jr., LB, Northwestern
Corey Clement, Sr., RB, Wisconsin