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1977 All Big Ten Conference football team

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1977 All-Big Ten Conference football team

The 1977 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Ten Conference teams for the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. Conference co-champions Ohio State and Michigan led with eight and six first-team selections, respectively. Ohio State's first-team selections included running back Ron Springs and linebacker Tom Cousineau. Michigan's first-team selections included quarterback Rick Leach and offensive guard Mark Donahue.



  • Rick Leach, Michigan (AP-1; UPI-2)
  • Rod Gerald, Ohio State (UPI-1)
  • Mark Herrmann, Purdue (AP-2)
  • Running backs

  • Ron Springs, Ohio State (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Ric Enis, Indiana (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Jeff Logan, Ohio State (UPI-1)
  • Russell Davis, Michigan (UPI-2)
  • Harlan Huckleby, Michigan (UPI-2)
  • Flankers

  • Keith Calvin, Indiana (AP-1)
  • Wide receivers

  • Reggie Arnold, Purdue (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Kirk Gibson, Michigan State (UPI-2)
  • Tight ends

  • Jimmy Moore, Ohio State (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Mark Brammer, Michigan State (UPI-2)
  • Centers

  • Walt Downing, Michigan (AP-1)
  • Al Pitts, Michigan State (UPI-1)
  • Mark Slater, Minnesota (UPI-2)
  • Guards

  • Mark Donahue, Michigan (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Kevin Pancratz, Illinois (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Mark Lang, Ohio State (UPI-2)
  • Frank Malec, Northwestern (UPI-2)
  • Tackles

  • Chris Ward, Ohio State (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Mike Kenn, Michigan (AP-1; UPI-2)
  • Charles Peal, Indiana (UPI-1)
  • Tony Ardizzone, Northwestern (UPI-2)
  • Front five

  • Larry Bethea, Michigan State (AP-1; UPI-1 [def. tackle])
  • Aaron Brown, Ohio State (AP-1; UPI-1 [middle guard])
  • Kelton Dansler, Ohio State (AP-1; UPI-1 [def. end])
  • Steve Midboe, Minnesota (AP-1; UPI-1 [def. tackle])
  • Dennis Stejskal, Wisconsin (AP-1; UPI-1 [def. end])
  • John Anderson, Michigan (UPI-1 [def. end])
  • Paul Ross, Ohio State (UPI-2 [def. end])
  • Eddie Beamon, Ohio State (UPI-2 [def. tackle])
  • Byron Cato, Ohio State (UPI-2 [def. tackle])
  • Steve Graves, Michigan (UPI-2 [middle guard])
  • Linebackers

  • Tom Cousineau, Ohio State (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Tom Rusk, Iowa (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • John Sullivan, Illinois (AP-1)
  • Ron Simpkins, Michigan (UPI-1)
  • Paul Rudzinski, Michigan State (UPI-2)
  • Defensive backs

  • Ray Griffin, Ohio State (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Mike Guess, Ohio State (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Dwight Hicks, Michigan (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Jim Pickens, Michigan (UPI-1)
  • Derek Howard, Michigan (UPI-2)
  • Lawrence Johnson, Wisconsin (UPI-2)
  • Mark Anderson, Michigan State (UPI-2)
  • Dave Abrams, Indiana (UPI-2)
  • Placekicker

  • Paul Rogind, Minnesota (AP-1)
  • Hans Nielsen, Michigan State (UPI-1)
  • Keith Calvin, Indiana (UPI-2)
  • Punter

  • Ray Stachowicz, Michigan State (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • John Anderson, Michigan (UPI-2)
  • Key

    AP = Associated Press, selected by a panel of 12 sports writers and broadcasters

    UPI = United Press International, selected by the Big Ten coaches

    Bold = Consensus first-team selection of both the AP and UPI


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