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Illini RB Brown Named Big Ten Second Team All-Conference

Illinois had eight offensive players earn All-Big Ten accolades, the conference office announced Wednesday. 

 

RB Chase Brown was a second-team all-conference selection. He was the nation's second-leading rusher with 1,643 yards and led the Power-5 in rushing from start to finish during the 2022 regular season. A Doak Walker Award finalist, Brown is third in the nation in all-purpose yards (1,883), second in the nation in rushes of 10+ yards (48), and is tied for the national lead in 100-yard games (10). 

 

Brown rushed for at least 98 yards in 11 of Illinois' 12 games and has scored 13 total touchdowns (10 rushing, three receiving).

 

C Alex Pihlstrom, and OT Alex Palczewski each earned second team honors, while OG Isaiah Adams landed on the third team. 

 

Illinois had 19 players earn All-Big Ten honors in 2022, the most in program history, and 31 honorees in the last two seasons with Bret Bielema as head coach, the Illini's most ever in a two-year span. 

 

Illinois' seven honorees on the All-Big Ten first and second teams are the Illini's most since the 2001 Big Ten championship team had 10.

 

The Illini now await their bowl destination, which will be announced on Sunday afternoon. 

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