Michigan State’s Connor Cook named Big Ten quarterback of the year

   ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott is the offensive player of the year and Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz is the coach of the year in the Big Ten.

   The league on Tuesday announced Ferentz’s honor and offensive awards, as determined by a vote of coaches and media.

   Elliott, also the running back of the year, leads the Big Ten with 1,672 rushing yards and 19 rushing touchdowns.

   Ferentz guided Iowa to a 12-0 record after going 7-6 in 2014. He also was coach of the year in 2002, 2004 and 2009.

   Other offensive honors: Connor Cook, Michigan State, quarterback of the year; Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State, receiver of the year; Jake Butt, Michigan, tight end of the year; Taylor Decker, Ohio State, offensive lineman of the year.

   Coaches All-Big Ten First Team

   QB–Connor Cook, Michigan State.

   RB–Jordan Howard, Indiana; Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State.

   WR–Jehu Chesson, Michigan; Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State.

   C–Jack Allen, Michigan State.

   G–Jordan Walsh, Iowa; Pat Elflein, Ohio State.

   T–Jack Conklin, Michigan State; Taylor Decker, Ohio State.

   TE–Jake Butt, Michigan.

   Second Team

   QB–C.J. Beathard, Iowa.

   RB–Justin Jackson, Northwestern; Saquon Barkley, Penn State.

   WR–Jordan Westerkamp, Nebraska; Alex Erickson, Wisconsin.

   C–Austin Blythe, Iowa.

   G–Dan Feeney, Indiana; Brian Allen, Michigan State.

   T–Jason Spriggs, Indiana; Alex Lewis, Nebraska.

   TE–Dan Vitale, Northwestern.

   Third Team

   QB–Nate Sudfeld, Indiana.

   RB–Josh Ferguson, Illinois; Jordan Canzeri, Iowa.

   WR–Michael Thomas, Ohio State; Chris Godwin, Penn State.

   C–Jacoby Boren, Ohio State.

   G–Donavon Clark, Michigan State; Billy Price, Ohio State.

   T–Erik Magnuson, Michigan; Tyler Marz, Wisconsin.

   TE–Josiah Price, Michigan State.

   Media All-Big Ten First Team

   QB–Connor Cook, Michigan State.

   RB–Jordan Howard, Indiana; Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State.

   WR–Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State; Alex Erickson, Wisconsin.

   C–Jack Allen, Michigan State.

   G–Dan Feeney, Indiana; Pat Elflein, Ohio State.

   T–Jack Conklin, Michigan State; Taylor Decker, Ohio State.

   TE–Jake Butt, Michigan.

   Second Team

   QB–C.J. Beathard, Iowa.

   RB–Justin Jackson, Northwestern; Saquon Barkley, Penn State.

   WR–Jordan Westerkamp, Nebraska; Chris Godwin, Penn State.

   C–Austin Blythe, Iowa.

   G–Jordan Walsh, Iowa; Brian Allen, Michigan State.

   T–Jason Spriggs, Indiana; Tyler Marz, Wisconsin.

   TE–Dan Vitale, Northwestern.

   Third Team

   QB–Nate Sudfeld, Indiana.

   RB–Josh Ferguson, Illinois; Jordan Canzeri, Iowa.

   WR–Michael Thomas, Ohio State; Leonte Carroo, Rutgers.

   C–Jacoby Boren, Ohio State.

   G–Ted Karras, Illinois; Kyle Kalis, Michigan.

   T–Erik Magnuson, Michigan; Alex Lewis, Nebraska.

   TE–Josiah Price, Michigan State.