Ohio State, Michigan Fill Big Ten Watch Lists

By Scott Dochterman (Story) and Scott Saville (Video), Reporters

Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (12, center) celebrates his touchdown during the first half of their NCAA college football game against Iowa at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette-KCRG)


By Grant Burkhardt

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Perennial Big Ten powers Ohio State and Michigan comprised half of the players named to the Big Ten's preseasons players to watch list, which was announced Wednesday morning.

Three Ohio State players were named to the Leaders Division watch list. Quarterback Braxton Miller was the league's only unanimous member of the watch list, which was selected by a media panel. Other Buckeyes named were cornerback Bradley Roby and linebacker Ryan Shazier. Rounding out the Leaders Division were Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland and Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson.

Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner fellow Wolverine tackle Taylor Lewan were named to the Legends Division watch list. They were joined by Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough, Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez and Northwestern running back Venric Mark.

Borland, Lewan and Miller were named to the watch list last summer as well.

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