ESPN: Big Ten rankings: No. 3, Russell Wilson
And then there were three.
We've reached the best of the best in our Big Ten top 25 player countdown, and all of our final three players had outstanding years that could have earned them the top spot. Once again, we're basing these rankings on 2011 performance and impact, and not on other factors like NFL potential.
At No. 3 is a guy who spent only one year in the league, but he sure made the most of it.
No. 3: Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin, Sr.