Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis was named to Sports Illustrated's mid-season All-American first team, while tight end Jake Butt and safety Jabrill Peppers were added to the second team. All of the first-teamers received a brief caption, and Lewis' was "Elite cover man has emerged as a new force under new Wolverines defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin." This is true.
Lewis also was named to ESPN's mid-season All-American first team.