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Blake Corum wins Big Ten running back of the year, CJ Stroud named conference's top offensive player

Illinois Michigan Football
Posted at 9:42 AM, Dec 01, 2022

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud has been named the Big Ten’s offensive player of the year for the second straight season and Penn State’s Nicholas Singleton is freshman of the year.

Michigan running back Blake Corum is the running back of the year in the conference.

The conference announced its offensive awards on Wednesday, with Stroud extending to five years the Buckeyes’ streak of winning the top honor.

Stroud finished the regular season as the nation’s leader in efficiency rating (176.25) and co-leader in touchdown passes (37). He threw at least three TD passes in six games.

Singleton has rushed for 941 yards, averaging 78.4 per game and 6.32 per carry. Singleton has run for more than 100 yards in three games, and his 10 rushing touchdowns are a school freshman record.

All-Big Ten first-team offense, as selected by coaches: quarterback, C.J. Stroud, Ohio State; running backs, Blake Corum, Michigan; Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota; receivers, Marvin Harrison, Ohio State; Charlie Jones, Purdue; center, tie, Olu Oluwatimi, Michigan; John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota; guards, Trevor Keegan, Michigan; Zak Zinter, Michigan; tackles, Peter Skoronski, Northwestern; Paris Johnson, Ohio State; tight end, Sam LaPorta, Iowa.

The conference announced its All-Big Ten defense on Tuesday.

The Associated Press All-Big Ten team and individual honors will be announced Dec. 7.