Taylor Martinez headlines Big Ten Football Luncheon/Media Days


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Nebraska Cornshukers QB Taylor Martinez headlines the Big Ten Conference player list announced today. What list is that? The 36, three from each team, scheduled to attend the 2013 Big Ten Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 and 25, at the Hilton Chicago.

The Kickoff Luncheon begins on Thursday, July 25, at 10 a.m. with the players and coaches autograph and photo session for fans attending the luncheon. The luncheon is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., with comments from all 12 coaches and Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient John Urschel of Penn State. T

Taylor Martinez might be the most polarizing, or interesting player attending from a media point of view, but the best player is certainly the league’s reigning offensive player of the year, Ohio State’s Braxton Miller. He’s not as interesting a story or as good a soundbite, but he’s the only true Heisman contender on this list.

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Then there’s Offensive Lineman of the Year in Michigan’s Taylor Lewan. He’s got more NFL Draft stock than Taylor Martinez and Braxton Miller combined. Ohio State’s Bradley Roby has high NFL Draft stock too. Wisconsin is sending a couple stars in Jared Abbrederis and Chris Borland.

And the conference’s best running back, Northwestern’s Venric Mark will be in attendance. He has next level speed and drawn comparisons to Garrett Wolfe, Dave Meggett, Warrick Dunn and Eric Bienemy. Other names of note include Ohio State’s Jack Mewhort and Purdue’s Ricardo Allen.

FULL LIST OF PLAYERS ATTENDING 2013 BIG TEN KICKOFF LUNCHEON IN ALL CAPS!!! SO YOU KNOW I’M SCREAMING!

 

IOWA

Christian Kirksey, Sr., LB

James Morris, Sr., LB

Brett Van Sloten, Sr., OL

MICHIGAN

Devin Gardner, Jr., QB

Thomas Gordon, Sr., S

Taylor Lewan, Sr., LT

 

MICHIGAN STATE

Max Bullough, Sr., LB

Darqueze Dennard, Sr., CB

Blake Treadwell, Sr., OG

 

MINNESOTA

Ra’Shede Hageman, Sr., DT

Donnell Kirkwood, Jr., RB

Brock Vereen, Sr., S

 

NEBRASKA

Quincy Enunwa, Sr., WR

Ciante Evans, Sr., CB

Taylor Martinez, Sr., QB Expect plenty of Taylor Martinez questions to him and Bo Pelini about his unorthodox throwing mechanica.

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NORTHWESTERN

Kain Colter, Sr., QB

Venric Mark, Sr., RB

Tyler Scott, Sr., DE

 

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ILLINOIS

Tim Kynard, Sr., DL

Corey Lewis, Sr., OT

Nathan Scheelhaase, Sr., QB

 

INDIANA

Mitch Ewald, Sr., K

Greg Heban, Sr., S

Kofi Hughes, Sr., WR

 

OHIO STATE

Jack Mewhort, Sr., OT

Braxton Miller, Jr., QB

Bradley Roby, Jr., CB– This one is very much in jeopardy as he was arrested for assault now!

 

PENN STATE

Glenn Carson, Sr., LB

John Urschel, Sr., G

Malcolm Willis, Sr., S

 

PURDUE

Ricardo Allen, Sr., CB

Bruce Gaston, Sr., DT

Gabe Holmes, Sr., TE

 

WISCONSIN

Jared Abbrederis, Sr., WR

Chris Borland, Sr., LB

James White, Sr., RB

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