One of Michigan football’s leaders was recognized for his play on the field by being a finalist for multiple awards, but now he is being recognized by being a first-team All America athlete.
Michigan linebacker Devin Bush was named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s All-America first team yesterday.
Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich was also named to the second team.
CHASE WINOVICH joins Devin as a Walter Camp All-American, honored on the Second Team. @Chase_Winovich #GoBlue @WalterCampFF pic.twitter.com/JSW3zAbQ0w— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) December 7, 2018
Bush was, in my opinion, Michigan’s MVP on defense in 2018. He totaled 79 tackles, nine tackles for loss, five sacks, six pass breakups and two quarterback hits. His sideline-to-sideline speed will be greatly missed if he decides to declare for the NFL Draft.
(Weird note: I had a dream last night Bush announced he was staying for his senior year.)
Winovich was also a beast this year, compiling 62 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, one pass breakup, seven quarterback hits and one fumble recovery. A fan favorite, and one of my personal favorite Wolverines over the last few seasons, Winovich’s production will be tough to replace in 2019, much like Mo Hurst’s production was tough to replicate this year. But the defensive line is in good hands with the incoming recruits, some guys who haven’t seen the field yet like Luiji Vilain, and the coaching of Greg Mattison and Don Brown.
These two Wolverines were bound to make some All-America lists, and it is likely we will see more of the same in the coming days as more All-America teams are announced.
Here are the announcement dates for the rest of the All-America teams:
- Associated Press — Dec. 10
- Football Writers Association of America — Dec. 10
- The Sporting News — Dec. 11
- American Football Coaches Association — Dec. 12