Illinois’ Newton Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year


Awards are starting to roll in for Illinois defensive tackle Jer’Zhan Newton.  Newton was named the Nagurski-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and the Smith-Brown Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year.  He is the fourth Illini in history to earn the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award.  The junior led Power-5 defensive tackles in quarterback pressures for the second straight season and led Big Ten defensive tackles in sacks with seven-and-a-half.

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