1983 All-Big Ten Conference Football Team
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1983 All-Big Ten Conference Football Team

The 1983 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Ten Conference teams for the 1983 college football season. The 1983 Illinois Fighting Illini football team won the conference championship and had seven players selected as first-team player by either the Associated Press or United Press International. Iowa followed with six first-team selections, including quarterback Chuck Long and linebacker Larry Station. Michigan had five first-team players, including center Tom Dixon and guard Stefan Humphries.

Offensive selections


Running backs

  • Dwight Beverly, Illinois (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Keith Byars, Ohio State (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Rick Rogers, Michigan (UPI-2)
  • Thomas Rooks, Illinois (UPI-2)
  • Vaughn Broadnax, Ohio State (UPI-2)

Wide receivers

  • Dave Moritz, Iowa (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Duane Gunn, Indiana (AP-1; UPI-2)
  • Al Toon, Wisconsin (UPI-1)
  • David Williams, Illinois (UPI-2)

Tight ends



  • Stefan Humphries, Michigan (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Jim Juriga, Illinois (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Joe Levilis, Iowa (UPI-2)
  • Scott Zalenski, Ohio State (UPI-2)


  • Chris Babyar, Illinois (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • John Alt, Iowa (AP-1)
  • Mike Krerowicz, Ohio State (UPI-2)
  • Bill Roberts, Ohio State (UPI-2)

Defensive selections

Defensive linemen

  • Mark Butkus, Illinois (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Paul Hufford, Iowa (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Don Thorp, Illinois (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Al Sincich, Michigan (AP-1; UPI-2)
  • Kevin Brooks, Michigan (UPI-1)
  • Keith Cruise, Northwestern (UPI-2)
  • Spencer Nelms, Ohio State (UPI-2)
  • Chris Scott, Purdue (UPI-2)


Defensive backs

Special teams



  • John Kidd, Northwestern (AP-1; UPI-1)
  • Karl Edwards, Ohio State (UPI-2)


Bold = Selected as a first-team player by both the media (AP) and coaches (UPI)

AP = Associated Press, "selected by a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the conference football scene"[1]

UPI = United Press International, selected by the Big Ten Conference coaches[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Illini Puts 6 On All-Big Ten Team". Sarasota Herald-Tribune (AP story). December 1, 1983. p. 15B.
  2. ^ Barry Minkoff (November 22, 1983). "All-Big Ten". The Bryan Times (UPI story). p. 12.

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