Player of the Year RaceThe B1G awards the CJ Fiederowicz Trophy to the conferences player of the year each season.This award is reserved for the most impressive non-QB, user player.*Players subject to change(may add new ones or drop some current) This is only the race halfway through the season. May look completely different towards the end of the season. Lets look at the candidates(in no particular order):* HB Bret Davis - Nebraska123 carries 612 yards 4 rush TDsDavis leads the B1G in rushing midway through the season. He has carried the rock more than any other player in the conference and seems to excel in wearing out opposing defenses late in the game. Amazingly, he leads the conference in rushing even though his longest carry to date spanned only 22 yards. What he lacks in explosion he certainly makes up for in consistency.Stat that jumps out at you: 612 rush yards - Leads the B1G *HB Justice Hayes - Michigan77 carries 576 yards 7 rush TDs 9 receptions 84 yards 1 TDHayes headlines a talented stable of RBs at Michigan. He receives the bulk of the carries and has made the most of those carries by posting an impressive 7.4 YPC on 77 rushing attemps. Hayes leads the conference in rushing TDs and also has 9 receptions and another receiving TD to go along with his rushing stats.Stat the jumps out at you: 7 rush TDs - Tops in the B1G. *WR Kevonte Martin-Manley - Iowa16 receptions 359 yards 22.4 average 4 TDsMartin-Manley is having an impressive Senior season leading the B1G in receiving yards. He has lived off of the big play and used his exceptional route running to generate yards and TDs for the Hawkeyes.Stat that jumps out at you: 359 yards receiving - leads the B1G *LOLB Chuck McDonald - Wisconsin37 tackles 15 TFL 1 sackMcDonald leads the B1G in both tackles and TFL. He has been a disruptive force for the Badgers this year and still has room to grow as he is only in his sophomore season. If McDonald can start generating some sacks and INTs, he may become the new favorite for B1G POTY.Stat that jumps out at you: 15 TFL - Leads the B1G *DT Dominic Holmes - Penn State26 Tackles 13 TFL 12.5 sacks 2 Deflections 2 forced fumblesHolmes has been the premier defensive player in the B1G(and maybe even the nation). He is constantly in the opposing teams backfield and his line of 12.5 sacks through 6 games as a DT is historically good. Holmes has even forced 2 fumbles and knocked down 2 passes at the LOS. If Holmes continues with the pace he is on, its hard to imagine him not winning POTY in a conference celebrated for its defense.Stat that jumps out at you: 12.5 sacks - leads the nation in sacks and leads the B1G by 5 full sacks. *CB Vincent Jenkins - Purdue21 tackes 1 TFL 3 INTs 3 Pass Defl 1 TDDespite the poor play of the Boilers this year, Jenkins has found a way to shine. He leads the B1G in INTS and also adds another 3 pass deflections to the resume. Jenkins signature play of the year was a 62 yards INT return for a TD. Jenkins has a chance to lead the nation in INTs when all is said and done for the 2014 season.Stat the jumps out at you: 3 INTs - tops in the B1G *Honorable Mention*K John Lane - WisconsinWhile we dont ever give POTY to specialists, its worth noting the phenomenal season Lane is having for the Badgers. 8-9 with a long of 59 yards.including 4-5 from 50+! Congrats to Lane on a stellar Junior season so far. The B1G is loaded in talent*5 out of the 6 are underclassmen with the lone senior being Kevonte Martin-Manley of Iowa.