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All-Bielema Team o-line taking shape

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Over the weekend, voting started for the offensive line positions on the All-Bielema Team. As any Badger fan knows, UW's o-line has become known consistently as one of the top units in the country. So it stands to reason that there are a number of good candidates at each position along the line.

Left tackle has become the glamour position along the offensive line and UW has had a pretty good crop during the Bielema era. It started with Joe Thomas in 2006. He won the Outland Trophy and has gone on to become a five-time Pro Bowler in the NFL. Gabe Carimi followed him, started for four years, and he too won the Outland Trophy and was a first-round pick. Last year, in his first season on the left side, Ricky Wagner earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors.

There hasn't been much turnover at left guard either. Andy Kemp, a second-team All-Big Ten choice, started from 2006-08. He was succeeded by All-American John Moffitt in 2009 and 2010. And last year, Travis Frederick earned second-team all-conference honors at the position.

Which brings us to Monday's vote, centers. Because Moffitt looks to be running away with the vote at left guard, there are only two center candidates to choose from.

The Center Candidates:

Marcus Coleman (2006-07)
Started all 26 games at center in 2006-07 ... earned All-Big Ten honors both seasons, including first-team as a senior ... lone senior on 2007 o-line

Konz_Peter_Oregon_2011 (4).jpgPeter Konz (2009-11)
Started 32 games at center over three seasons ... 2011 first-team All-American ... 2011 Rimington Trophy finalist ... first-team All-Big Ten as a junior ... three-time Academic All-Big Ten ... 2010 ESPN Academic All-District ... Sporting News freshman All-American in 2009

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