1988 All-Big Ten Conference football team

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The 1988 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big Ten Conference players for the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. The 1988 Michigan Wolverines football team captured seven of the first-team spots on the All-Big Ten teams selected by the conference coaches for the United Press International. The Iowa Hawkeyes followed with six first-team spots, including quarterback Chuck Hartlieb.[1]

Offensive selections[edit]


Running backs[edit]



  • Don Shrader, Indiana (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Mike Husar, Michigan (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Bob Kula, Michigan State (AP-2; UPI-2)
  • Tim Radtke, Indiana (AP-2; UPI-2)


Tight ends[edit]


Defensive selections[edit]


  • Morris Gardner, Illinois (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Dave Haight, Iowa (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Mark Messner, Michigan (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Joe Mott, Iowa (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Joe Huff, Indiana (AP-1; UPI-2)
  • Travis Davis, Michigan State (AP-2; UPI-2)
  • Kurt Larson, Michigan State (AP-2; UPI-2)
  • Mel Agee, Illinois (AP-2; UPI-2)
  • Jeff Koeppel, Iowa (AP-2)
  • Jerrol Williams, Purdue (AP-2)


  • Brad Quast, Iowa (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Percy Snow, Michigan State (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Darrick Brownlow, Illinois (AP-1; UPI-2)
  • Willie Bates, Indiana (AP-2; UPI-1)
  • J. J. Grant, Michigan (AP-2; UPI-2)
  • Darrin Trieb, Purdue (AP-2; UPI-2)

Defensive backs[edit]

  • Marc Foster, Purdue (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • John Miller, Michigan State (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Glenn Cobb, Illinois (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • David Arnold, Michigan (AP-2; UPI-1)
  • Zack Dumas, Ohio State (AP-2; UPI-2)
  • Ronnie Beeks, Purdue (AP-2)
  • Marc Ferry, Indiana (UPI-2)
  • Marlon Primous, Illinois (UPI-2)
  • Derrick Reed, Michigan State (UPI-2)

Special teams[edit]



  • Mike Gillette, Michigan (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Ed Sutter, Northwestern (AP-2)
  • Brent Herbel, Minnesota (UPI-2)


AP = Associated Press[2]

UPI = United Press International, selected by the Big Ten coaches[1]

Bold = Consensus first-team selection of both the AP and UPI

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Michigan puts seven on all-Big Ten". The Bryan Times. November 23, 1988. p. 21.
  2. ^ "AP All-Big Ten". Detroit Free Press. November 30, 1988. p. 5D.