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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 28, ISSUE 6 73 left early after notching 671 career carries for 3,843 yards and 43 TDs. Barkley finished fourth in the Big Ten in rushing (97.8 ypg), running 217 times for 1,271 yards last season en route to being named Big Ten Running Back of the Year. He also caught 54 passes for 632 yards and three scores. He leaves State College as the school's all-time leader in rushing TDs and all-purpose yards. Possible replacement: Miles Sanders 2. QB J.T. Barrett, Ohio State He started 44 games in his Ohio State career and set the school re- cord with 38 victories, including four wins over Michigan to become the first Ohio State quarterback in school his- tory to start four wins over its rivals from the north. Want more? He was named the Quarterback of the Year in the Big Ten three times and the Chicago Tribune Silver Foot- ball awardwinner as the Big Ten's best player once. He set a total of 39 Ohio State (34) or Big Ten Conference (five) records. Possible replacement: Dwayne Haskins 3. RB Justin Jackson, Northwest- ern He leaves Evanston as the school's all-time leading rusher with 5,283 yards. His 39 rushing TDs also are a school standard. Jackson ran for over 1,000 yards each season on campus. The only other Big Ten player to achieve that feat is Wisconsin's Ron Dayne. Possible replacement: Jeremy Larkin 4. CB Josh Jackson, Iowa He opted to turn pro after a sensational junior season that saw him lead the nation in passes defended with 26 and also pace the country in interceptions with eight. Jackson ran back two picks for touchdowns. He earned consensus All-American honors and was named the Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year. Possible replacement: Michael Ojemudia 5. CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State The star cornerback opted to turn pro early after earning consen- sus first-team All-Big Ten honors. Ward ranked third in the Big Ten in passes defended with 17 and had two in- terceptions. He helped the Buckeyes rank No. 5 in the Big Ten in pass defense (195.9 ypg). Possible replacement: Jeffrey Okudah 6. WR D.J. Moore, Maryland He turned pro after leading the Big Ten in catches (80) and yards (1,033) while adding eight scoring grabs. As a result, Moore earned Big Ten Receiver of the Year honors. Not bad for a guy who played in an offense with an unstable QB situation. His 80 receptions set a new Maryland sin- gle-season record. Possible replacement: Tahj Capehart 7. NT Maurice Hurst, Michigan In addi- tion to being consensus first-team All-Big Ten, Hurst was a consensus All-American. He had five sacks to go along with 13.5 TFLs for a Wolverines defense that was among the best in the nation. Possible replacement: Michael Dwumfour 8. LB Josey Jewell, Iowa Last year, he earned consensus All-American honors in addition to be- ing named the Big Ten Linebacker of the Year. Jewell led the Big Ten and ranked fourth in the nation in tackles in 2017 with 136 stops, averaging 11.3 per game and pacing the team with 13.5 TFLs. Possible replacement: Kristian Welch 9. CB Nick Nelson, Wisconsin In his only season at Wisconsin following his transfer from Hawaii, Nelson was a star. A big, physical corner, Nelson made 35 tackles with a team-high 21 passes broken up, which ranked No. 2 in the league. He also doubled as a punt re- turn man, averaging 8.6 yards per return with a TD. Possible replacement: Lubern Figaro 10. C Billy Price, Ohio State The Rim- ington Award winner as the nation's top center and a consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection, Price was the bellwether for a strong Buckeye offensive line. He direct- ed traffic up front and set the tone for a line that helped Ohio State rank No. 1 in the Big Ten in rushing (243.2 ypg). Possible replacement: Brady Taylor j

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