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Iowa Hawkeyes offensive lineman Sean Welsh (79) celebrates with teammates after winning their game against the Iowa State Cyclones last September in Ames. 


Sean Welsh, a senior guard on the Iowa football team, was named this morning as a first-team all-Big Ten selection by league media, the only Hawkeye to be recognized on any of the first two teams.

Welsh, a Springboro, Ohio native who has started 48 games for the Hawkeyes over the past four seasons, was named by Big Ten coaches as a second-team selection.

Iowa running back Akrum Wadley and tight end Noah Fant were awarded third-team honors by both the coaches and media, while junior center James Daniels and sophomore quarterback Nate Stanley received honorable mention recognition.

Wadley has rushed for 1,021 yards this season and last week his 159-yard rushing effort at Nebraska made the senior just the fourth Hawkeye to run for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.

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Fant, a sophomore from Omaha, Neb., set an Iowa single-season record for touchdown receptions by a tight end with 10.

The Big Ten announced its defensive and special teams all-conference choices on Tuesday and will name recipients of its individual awards on Thursday.