A pair of Michigan defensive backs received high honors on Monday when they were named to the All-Big Ten First Team on defense.
Cornerback Jourdan Lewis and safety Jabrill Peppers are the two Wolverines represented on the team.
The 2015 First Team All-Big Ten Defense, as selected by #B1GFootball media. pic.twitter.com/ny85JL2EYB— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) November 30, 2015
Lewis set a school record for pass breakups in a single season with 19, along with two interceptions, 49 total tackles and a forced fumble.
Peppers, who also walked away with the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award, had 45 tackles, ten pass breakups and five-and-a-half tackles for loss. On offense, he had 18 rushes for 72 yards and two touchdowns with eight catches for 79 yards. He was also a valuable part of the return game having 417 total yards between punts and kickoffs on the season and named to the second team as a return specialists.
Defensive lineman Chris Wormley was named to the third team. Michigan had quite a few honorable mentions, as well, with Kenny Allen, Joe Bolden, Willie Henry, Ryan Glasgow, Desmond Morgan, Blake O'Neill and Jarrod Wilson all receiving recognition.
Jake Rudock was Michigan's honoree for sportsmanship.
Coach of the Year and offensive awards will be announced on Tuesday night. We will see how Michigan is represented there.