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Karan Higdon and Jon Runyan selected for All-Big Ten first-team

The entire offensive line earned all-league honors, led by Runyan and second-team selection Ben Bredeson.

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Michigan had 11 players earn all-Big Ten honors Wednesday, including Karan Higdon and Jon Runyan, Jr. on the first-team.

Higdon was a consensus pick by coaches and media. He is the first Wolverine back to rush for 1,000 yards since Fitzgerald Toussaint in 2011.

He totaled 1,178 yards at over five yards a pop, as well as 10 scores. He racked up eight 100-yard games on the year — only second in the conference to fellow unanimous first-teamer Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin.

The senior was a third-team selection in 2017. His entire offensive line earned all-Big Ten honors, including Runyan and second-team selection Ben Bredeson.

Sophomore center Cesar Ruiz and junior guard Mike Onwenu made the third-team, while senior tackle Juwann Bushell-Beatty earned honorable mention.

As a group, this year’s U-M offensive line allowed 1.5 sacks per game and blocked for one of the most balanced and efficient offensive units in the nation, averaging 214.3 yards per game on the ground and 212.9 yards per game through the air.

Shea Patterson cracked the third-team behind this front, tossing for 2,364 yards passing and 21 scores in his first season in Ann Arbor. His 65.1 percent completion rate, if it stands through bowl season, is a single-season school record.

The coaches selected Donovan Peoples-Jones and Zach Gentry for the third-team. The sophomore receiver also found his way on the special teams list for his punt returning.

Nico Collins is an honorable mention according to coaches, while the media picked Sean McKeon for the same recognition.

A full list of selections can be found here.