Ball, Hoke, Miller Win Big Ten Awards

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -- Wisconsin running back Montee Ball is the Big Ten's offensive player of the year and Penn State tackle Devon Still has picked up the honor on defense.

The league announced the awards Wednesday. It also said Ohio State's Braxton Miller is the freshman of the year and Michigan's Brady Hoke is the coach of the year.

Ball set a Big Ten record with 34 touchdowns this season and leads the nation with 17.2 points per game. He also leads the league in rushing (135.2) and all-purpose (157.8) yards per game. Still has 17 tackles for loss for the Nittany Lions.

Miller started the last nine games for the Buckeyes and finished with 18 touchdowns and 1,692 total yards.

In his first year at Michigan, Hoke led the Wolverines to their first 10-win season since 2006.


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