Epenesa, Duncan, Wirfs first team All-Big Ten for Hawkeyes

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Defensive end A.J. Epenesa #94 and defensive back Geno Stone #9 of the Iowa Hawkeyes walk off the field together following their match-up against the Purdue Boilermakers on October 19, 2019 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs was selected Wednesday as the Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year and All-Big Ten by media and coaches.

Alaric Jackson was named to the third team by both.

EARLIER UPDATE: Hawkeyes kicker Keith Duncan was named the Bakken-Anderson Kicker of the Year in the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday.

The Iowa junior also was named All-Big Ten by coaches and media.

Offensive award winners will be announced Wednesday.

EARLIER UPDATE: A.J. Epenesa was named to the All-Big Ten Defense team by both the coaches and the media on Tuesday.

The junior defensive end set career highs in tackles (14) and tackles-for-loss (4.5-22 yards), with nine solo tackles and two sacks against Nebraska on Friday.

Epenesa has recorded six sacks in his last five games. He leads the team with nine and ranks sixth in the Big Ten in sacks per game (0.75). His nine quarterback hurries and three forced fumbles are also team bests.

Michael Ojemudia was named to the second team by the media and third team by the coaches. Coaches named Geno Stone to the second team.

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Offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs #74 of the Iowa Hawkeyes lifts the Floyd of Rosedale trophy after the 23-19 win over the Minnesota Gophers on November 16, 2019 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
Place kicker Keith Duncan #3 of the Iowa Hawkeyes watches his game-winning kick with holder Colten Rastetter #7 as cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt #5 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers attempts to block the kick at Memorial Stadium on November 29, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

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