Iowa’s Jewell Named To Preseason Big Ten Football Honors List

University of Iowa senior linebacker Josey Jewell has been named to the seventh annual Big Ten Conference football preseason honors list. The announcement was made by the league office Monday in conjunction with the start of Big Ten Media Days in Chicago.

Ten-members were selected by a media panel with five representatives from the East and West divisions.

Jewell (6-foot-2, 236-pounds), a native of Decorah, Iowa, started all 13 games at middle linebacker in 2016, leading the team with 124 tackles, which was second in the Big Ten. Jewell was a team captain in each of the past two seasons and was named Iowa’s Most Valuable Player on defense in 2016. Jewell was named to five preseason award watch lists, including the Lott IMPACT Trophy, Bednarik Award, Butkus Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, and Wuerffel Trophy. In addition, Jewell was named preseason first team All-America and first team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and College Sports Madness.

The full list of Big Ten football preseason honorees is as follows:


Tegray Scales, Sr., LB, IND

J.T. Barrett, Sr., QB, OSU

Tyquan Lewis, Sr., DE, OSU

Saquon Barkley, Jr., RB, PSU

Trace McSorley, Sr., QB, PSU


Josey Jewell, Sr., LB, IOWA

Goodwin Igwebuike, Sr., S, NW

Justin Jackson, Sr., RB, NW

Jack Cichy, Sr., LB, WIS

Troy Fumagalli, Sr., TE, WIS

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