‘Tis the season for All-America honors, and Michigan linebacker Devin Bush is already racking up the honors this year like defensive tackle Maurice Hurst did last year.
On Monday, Bush was named to the All-America first team by the Football Writers Association of America and to the second team by the Associated Press. He was then named to the All-America first team by Sporting News Tuesday.
Defense:— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 11, 2018
DL: Clelin Ferrell, Christian Wilkins, @ClemsonFB
DL: Quinnen Williams, @AlabamaFTBL
DL: Montez Sweat, @HailStateFB
LB: Josh Allen, @UKFootball
LB: Devin Bush, @UMichFootball
LB: Devin White, @LSUfootball
CB: Deandre Baker, @FootballUGA
CB: Julian Love, @NDFootball pic.twitter.com/wXxuJNPGTd
Defensive end Chase Winovich and cornerback Lavert Hill made AP’s All-America third team. Bush and Winovich were also named All-America athletes by Walter Camp Football Foundation last week.
The American Football Coaches Association will have its list out Thursday, but at this point it is a lock Bush is a consensus All-America player.
Bush is Michigan’s fifth consensus All-American in the last three years. Joining Maurice Hurst, Jabrill Peppers, Jourdan Lewis and Jake Butt.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 11, 2018
Michigan’s do-it-all linebacker is more than deserving of these honors, as Bush was the catalyst of the defense all season. There is no question he lived up to his captain status in 2018.
Players like Bush don’t come around often. Players that live, breathe, sweat and bleed for Michigan, and show it on and off the field. Players willing to slash a Spartan logo with his cleats when disrespect is felt. Players willing to sacrifice their body on every given play. Players that can back up any trash talk with their play on the field.
That’s Devin Bush for you.
If the Peach Bowl is indeed Bush’s final game in a Michigan uniform, enjoy those four quarters while they last.