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Zak Zinter named a consensus All-American, other Wolverines honored

Zak Zinter, Blake Corum and Kris Jenkins all made a huge impact for Michigan in 2023.

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Erik Bean Erik is a lifelong Wolverines fan born and raised in West Michigan. He covers a variety of topics related to Michigan football including game analysis and recruiting.

Michigan was loaded with talent and depth on both sides of the ball this season. In a year where the Wolverines could set a program record in how many players get drafted, it was expected that many would receive awards.

That being said, it is no surprise that three Wolverines were awarded FWAA All-America Team honors.

Additionally, Zak Zinter was named a First-Team All-American by the AP, officially earning him the title of a consensus All-American. Blake Corum and Kris Jenkins were named to the third-team.

If Zinter is named a first-teamer by Sporting News and the AFCA, he’ll be deemed a unanimous All-American.

All three of these Wolverines had outstanding seasons, helping guide Michigan to an undefeated record and Rose Bowl appearance in the CFP. Zinter and Corum were game-changers on the offense, and Jenkins was a menace for opposing offenses all season. He is another example of how quickly Michigan is able to develop defensive players into elite talent.

Although Zinter’s season was cut short with an injury against Ohio State, he was a leader along the o-line all season. He served as a team captain this year after helping guide the Wolverines to back-to-back Joe Moore Award winning seasons.

Corum returned for his senior year following an injury last season and proved that he is still one of the best running backs in the country. He accounted for over 1,000 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns this year. He is two touchdowns away from breaking the single season rushing touchdown record, and currently tied for second in career rushing touchdowns with 55.

Jenkins was easily one of Michigan’s best defensive linemen this season. He regularly got after the quarterback and could stuff the run with ease. He has accounted for 33 tackles this season and 1.5 sacks. He also has a fumble recovery. Jenkins was nicknamed “The Mutant” in regard to his unusual speed and strength, something that was on full display all season.

Both Zinter and Corum were also listed as All-Americans by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and all three were awarded by the Associate Press.

  • Sporting News: Dec. 13
  • American Football Coaches Association: Dec. 14