The Associated Press (AP) All-American list was announced Monday, and the Big Ten led the way with seven players earning first-team honors.
Among that group of seven was Michigan’s Maurice Hurst, who was also recently named the highest graded college football player, according to Pro Football Focus.
Michigan linebacker Devin Bush was named to the AP’s third-team.
Hurst was also named to the second-team of the Football Writers Association of America’s All-America list.
Hurst shared his excitement on Twitter after hearing the news.
At a loss for words, such a great honor!— Maurice Hurst Jr (@mohurstjr) December 11, 2017
AP First-Team: Defense
Ends — Bradley Chubb, senior, North Carolina State; Clelin Ferrell, sophomore, Clemson.
Tackles — Hercules Mata’afa, junior, Washington State; Maurice Hurst, senior, Michigan.
Linebackers — Roquan Smith, junior, Georgia; Josey Jewell, senior, Iowa; T.J. Edwards, junior, Wisconsin.
Cornerbacks — Josh Jackson, junior, Iowa; Denzel Ward, junior, Ohio State.
Safeties — Minkah Fitzpatrick, junior, Alabama; DeShon Elliott, junior, Texas.
Punter — Michael Dickson, junior, Texas.
Noteworthy: Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, Ohio State’s Nick Bosa, made the AP’s second-team.
The SEC led the way on the AP list with 15 players between the three teams, followed by the ACC (14), Big Ten (13), Big 12 (12) and PAC-12 (11).