It feels like we've been here before. On Sunday, Carl Nassib was named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press. It is the third first team that Nassib has been named to since the season came to a close. He was also named to the Sports Illustrated first team, Bruce Feldman's first team and the USA Today second team (you missed the mark, USA Today). He also won the Hendricks Award for the best defensive lineman in the country, and the Lombardi Award for the nation's best lineman or linebacker.
Once again, it's a well-deserved honor for the former walk-on, who broke out in a huge way during his final season in Happy Valley. Nassib wrecked opposing backfields all season-long, accumulating 15.5 sacks to go with 19.5 tackles for loss.
The Big Ten was well-represented, yet again. See the selections below.
First Team: Taylor Decker, Ohio State (OT); Jack Allen, Michigan State (C); Nassib (DE); Demsond King, Iowa (CB); Vonn Bell, Ohio State (S)
Second Team: Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State (RB); Jack Conklin, Michigan State (OT); Pat Elflein, Ohio State (OG); Jake Butt, Michigan (TE); Joey Bosa, Ohio State (DE); Joe Schobert, Wisconsin (LB); Jourdan Lewis, Michigan (CB)
Third Team: Jason Spriggs, Indiana (OT); Dan Feeney, Indiana (OG); Austin Blythe, Iowa (C); Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State (DE); Anthony Walker, Northwestern (LB)