The Big Ten announced its 2012 all-conference teams and most individual awards Monday night, but four more awards have yet to be revealed. Before the winners are announced, we’re putting in our endorsements for Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and Freshman of the Year. We’ll agree on some and differ on others.
Here’s our endorsement for the league’s top defensive player in 2012:
Brian Bennett endorses Penn State LB Michael Mauti
There are plenty of good candidates for defensive player of the year, and a lot of people think Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier deserves to win this award.
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