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.
.@mohurstjr is a FIRST TEAM All-American, via the Associated Press! Congrats, Mo!#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/54Ibr7SucT— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) December 11, 2017
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.
Congrats again to @mohurstjr — he has now been named a Second Team All-American, via the @TheFWAA!— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) December 11, 2017
RELEASE » https://t.co/L6IaR8BdCd #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/jqiqNyHmEK
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).