Football: Jackson, Vitale earn All-Big Ten recognition

Bobby Pillote, Gameday Editor


Sophomore running back Justin Jackson and senior superback Dan Vitale were each named to All-Big Ten teams, the conference announced Tuesday.

Jackson, named to the second team, leads the nation in carries with 298 and is third in the Big Ten in rushing yards with 1344, behind first-team honorees Ezekiel Elliot and Jordan Howard.

Vitale, named to the second team at tight end, leads Northwestern in receiving with 33 catches for 355 yards and four touchdowns.

The pair joins several other Wildcats named to All-Big Ten teams Monday for their efforts on defense and special teams, including first-team honoree sophomore linebacker Anthony Walker.

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