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Purdue Football: David Bell, Zander Horvath Named All-Big Ten

A slew of Boilermakers were recognized by the media and coaches.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 14 Northwestern at Purdue Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In a down year for Jeff Brohm’s Purdue squad, there were a few bright spots that have been recognized as All-Big Ten performers this season. David Bell was named to the All-Big Ten 1st team by the media and 2nd team by the coaches. In addition to Bell, Zander Horvath was named to All-Big Ten 3rd team by both the media and coaches.

The fact that David Bell was named 2nd team All-Big Ten by the coaches is a bit frustrating as in only 6 games he racked up 625 yards on 53 catches and scored 8 touchdowns. The winner of the 2020 Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year award, Ty Fryfogle of Indiana had a line of 34 receptions for 687 yards and 7 touchdowns. Clearly, Bell had the advantage in two of those categories while playing one less game.

Horvath has been a great story since coming to Purdue, going from walk-on to an All-Big Ten performer as a junior. The Boilermakers’ leading back rushed for 442 yards and two touchdowns, but also added 30 receptions for 304 yards through the air as well.

There were a slew of Boilermakers who were named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention:

  • Rondale Moore
  • Gus Hartwig
  • Spencer Holstege
  • Grant Hermanns
  • Greg Long
  • Payne Durham

Moore was hampered by a leg injury that kept him out to begin the season, therefore he did not have the complete season to make it on the All-Big Ten 1st, 2nd or 3rd team.

Congratulations to all of these young men! You can view the entire 2020 All-Big Ten Football Team via the tweet below. An announcement for the defensive side of the ball should be coming shortly.