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Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst named Big Ten Coach of the Year

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The Big Ten announced more than a dozen individual awards Thursday, and the University of Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst won both the Dave McClain Coach of the Year (media) and the Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year (coaches) awards,

Chryst’s awards come after leading the undefeated, fourth-ranked Badgers (12-0, 9-0) to a second straight Big Ten West title.

This is the second straight season that Chryst earned the award from the conference’s coaches.

Chryst boasts a 33-6 record in his three years Wisconsin, which enters Saturday’s Big Ten Championship game against Ohio State just one win from a coveted spot in the playoffs.

Badgers senior Troy Fumagalli won the Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year Award after catching 38 passes for 471 yards and four touchdowns this season.

And running back Jonathan Taylor took home the Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year Award. Taylor, a consensus All-Big Ten first team selection, won the conference’s Freshman of the Week a record eight times this year, with an impressive 1,806 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns this season.

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