MSU Football: Simmons, Shakur Brown Named to AP All-Big Ten Second Team

Michigan State's Antjuan Simmons and Shakur Brown were named to the AP All-Big Ten second team.
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East Lansing, MI – Michigan State's season might be over, but its student-athletes aren't done receiving accolades.

Senior linebacker Antjuan Simmons and Shakur Brown, two defensive standouts, have already been selected to the All-Big Ten second team.

Tuesday afternoon, they were named to the AP All-Big Ten second team.

Simmons ranks third in the league for tackles (75), averaging 10.7 per game, trailing only Olakunle Fatukasi (Rutgers) and Nick Niemann (Iowa).

He recorded double-digit tackles in six of Michigan State's seven games this season:

  • 11 vs. Rutgers
  • 11 vs. Michigan
  • 14 vs. Indiana
  • 13 vs. Northwestern
  • 12 vs. Ohio State
  • 10 vs. Penn State

Brown is tied for second in the FBS with five interceptions behind NU's Brandon Joseph and ended his career in East Lansing with a team-high four pass break-ups.

The redshirt junior's 186 career interception yards rank eighth in MSU history.

And he became the ninth different Spartan to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors (coaches) in the secondary under cornerbacks coach Harlon Barnett.

Both Brown and Simmons have elected to forgo their remaining eligibility and declare for the 2021 NFL Draft.

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