By Will Burchfield
Twitter @Burchie_kid

Despite a disappointing regular season, Michigan State had five players honored by the Big Ten on Tuesday when the conference handed out its defense/special teams awards.

READ MORE: Safety Is Top Priority As Parents, Students Prepare For Upcoming School Year

A brief list of honorees is below.

READ MORE: Donations Needed For Landfill Search To Find Zion Foster

All-Big Ten Defense (As voted on by the coaches)
Second team: DL Malik McDowell
Third team: LB Riley Bullough
Honorable mention: CB Darian Hicks, S Montae Nicholson

All-Big Ten Defense (As voted on by the media)
Second team: DL Malik McDowell
Third team: LB Riley Bullough
Honorable mention: CB Darian Hicks, S Montae Nicholson, LB Chris Frey

MORE NEWS: Businesses Make Changes To Keep Customers Safe Amid Boil Water Advisory In SE Michigan

The offensive honors will be announced on Wednesday.