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The 2019 All-Empire Defense Unit: Big Ten Football’s Dream Team

Highlighting the Big Ten’s baddest

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We’ve been very thorough with our selections so that we may present you with nothing less than the best All Big Ten defensive team that bagmen can buy.

All-Empire Third Team Defense

DE: Kenny Willekes, Michigan State Spartans
Also Receiving Votes: Shaka Toney, Penn State Nittany Lions; Allen Stallings IV, Indiana Hoosiers; Oluwole Betiku Jr. , Illinois Fighting Illini; Allen Ziemba, Indiana

DT: Bryson Williams, Wisconsin Badgers
Also Receiving Votes: Carlo Kemp, Michigan Wolverines, Willington Previlon, Rutgers Scarlet Knights

DT: Jamal Milan, Illinois

DE: Isaiahh Loudermilk, Wisconsin

OLB: Micah McFadden, Indiana
Also Receiving Votes: Noah Burks, Wisconsin; Raekwon Jones, Indiana

ILB: Cam Jones, Indiana
Also Receiving Votes: Thomas Allen, Indiana; Jan Johnson, Penn State; Jack Sanborn, Wisconsin; Paddy Fisher, Northwestern

OLB: Jake Hansen, Illinois

CB: Michael Ojemudia, Iowa
Also Receiving Votes: Nate Hobbs, Illinois; Damon Hayes, Rutgers; Damon Arnette, Ohio State

S: Sydney Brown, Illinois
Also Receiving Votes: Antoine Brooks, Maryland

S: Khalil Bryant, Indiana

CB: Tiawan Mullen, Indiana

All-Empire Second Team Defense

DE: Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State Nittany Lions

DT: Cedrick Lattimore, Iowa Hawkeyes

DT: Davon Hamilton, Ohio State Buckeyes

DE: Joe Gaziano, Northwestern Wildcats

OLB: Khaleke Hudson, Michigan Wolverines

ILB: Chris Orr, Wisconsin

OLB: Malik Harrison, Ohio State

CB: Marcelino Ball, Indiana

S: Jordan Fuller, Ohio State

S: Lamar Jackson, Nebraska Cornhuskers

CB: Josiah Scott, Michigan State

All-Empire First Team Defense

DE: Chase Young, Ohio State

DT: Robert Windsor, Penn State

DT: Raequan Williams, Michigan State

DE: A.J. Epenesa, Iowa Hawkeyes

OLB: Micah Parsons, Penn State

ILB: Dele Harding, Illinois

OLB: Zack Baun, Wisconsin

CB: Jeff Okudah, Ohio State

S: Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota Golden Gophers

S: Geno Stone, Iowa

CB: Lavert Hill, Michigan