Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst speaks to the media Oct. 16, 2017, heading into the Penn State showdown. By George Sipple, DFP.
Michigan had 48 football players land on the All-Big Ten academic team for the fall semester.
More than any team in the league.
The athletic department had a record 122 student-athletes make the cut in all sports. To be a member of the All-Big Ten academic team, players must be in at least their second academic year and must maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
As far as starters go, Michigan had five members of its starting defense on the list: Linebacker Devin Bush, linebacker Noah Furbush, defensive end Rashan Gary, defensive tackle Maurice Hurst and defensive tackle Bryan Mone.
Ben Bredeson, Sean McKeon and John O’Korn were among the offensive starters on the list.
Hurst is a four-time honoree. Ian Bunting, Furbush and Maurice Ways are all three-time honorees.
In total, Michigan led the Big Ten with 122 members of the All-Big Ten team. Penn State (118) and Michigan State (113) rounded out the top three.
Michigan’s number of 122 is 41 higher than the 81 the school posted last fall.
Michigan’s full list of All-Big Ten academic honorees can be found here.
The full breakdown, by sport:
Field hockey (9)
Men’s cross country (13)
Women’s cross country (20)
Men’s soccer (10)
Women’s soccer (15)
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