WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — Sophomore wide receiver David Bell earned first-team All-Big Ten honors by the conference's media members to highlight Purdue's postseason recognition. He was voted second-team by the Big Ten's coaches.
Bell ended the 2019 regular season leading the Big Ten with 53 receptions for 625 yards and a conference-best eight receiving touchdowns and 8.8 receptions per game. In 18 career games at Purdue, Bell has 139 receptions for 1,660 receiving yards and 15 touchdown catches. He is currently tied with teammate Rondale Moore for fourth in school history with 10 career games with 100 or more receiving yards.
Bell, who was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2019, was a second-team selection by the media and a third-team pick by the coaches last season.
Junior running back Zander Horvath was tabbed a third-team All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and media members. He led Purdue with 442 yards rushing and two rushing touchdowns on 89 carries. Horvath, who became the first Purdue running back haul in a 100 yards receiving in a game since 1997 earlier in the season against Northwestern, finished third for Purdue with 30 receptions for 304 yards on the year.
Gus Hartwig, Grant Hermanns, Spencer Holstege, Greg Long and Moore were named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the coaches, while Payne Durham, Hartwig, Hermanns, Holstege and Moore were similarly feted by the media members.