Big Ten football’s top five leaders return for 2022
The NFL Draft is in the books and the annual spring games have come to an end in the Big Ten and it’s time to start diving into who to watch and what to expect in the 2022 season. We’ve already dipped into the top five rushers, passers, receivers, overall scorers and kick return leaders in the Big Ten, but in addition to the top five scorers, I thought it would be even more interesting to see who the top five are first return touchdown scorers are.
The top scorers overall are usually kickers, but obviously the top touchdown scorers give a better idea of who are the best forwards to watch next season.
TreVeyon Henderson, Ohio State
Jayden Reed, Michigan State
Jayden Reed has been on a number of these lists and with the departure of Kenneth Walker, Reed could rise even higher due to being the number one option on this offense. Reed finished seventh in the Big Ten with 13 touchdowns last season.
Jayden Reed climbed the ladder AND rocked the baby 👶 pic.twitter.com/s2vETumzPL
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) December 31, 2021
Blake Corum, Michigan
Braelon Allen, Wisconsin
Braelon Allen exploded onto the scene last season and finished tenth in the Big Ten in touchdowns with 12 touchdowns. Wisconsin has a new stud in the backfield and I’m excited for what Allen can do in 2022.
Braelon Allen, a son. pic.twitter.com/zt5eKeCVDb
— Nick Penticoff (@NickPenticoff) May 22, 2022
Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
It shouldn’t be shocking to see two Buckeyes on this list, but it does show just how powerful this Ohio State offense is. Jaxon Smith-Njigba finished last season ranked 11th in the Big Ten with 9 touchdowns.
Kyle McCord to Jaxon Smith-Njigba pic.twitter.com/GgJW4nK2If
— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) April 2, 2022