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Devin Bush and Rashan Gary selected for preseason AP All-American team

Just like the CBS teams, Bush made the first team while Gary made the second.

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The Associated Press selected Michigan Wolverines’ junior linebacker Devin Bush and junior defensive end Rashan Gary for their preseason All-American teams.

Bush made the first-team, while Gary finds himself on the second-team. They look to be the fourth and fifth Michigan defensive players on the All-American defense in the last three years. Jourdan Lewis and Jabrill Peppers earned the honors in 2016, while Maurice Hurst made the first-team last year.

Bush splashed onto the scene last year at middle linebacker, racking up 102 total tackles with 9.5 for loss. He flashed talent in pass coverage, as well, batting eight passes overall and notching an interception against Wisconsin.

Gary emerged after a solid freshman campaign to tally 66 tackles with 12 for loss and six sacks in 2017. The former No. 1 recruit in 2016 is following a similar career trajectory as former top defensive end recruits Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss) and Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina).

Bush and Gary, alongside fellow stars in Chase Winovich, David Long and Lavert Hill, manned the No. 10 defense nationally per S&P last year. The Wolverines return 10 of those starters heading into 2018.

In 11 days, Michigan faces a Notre Dame line with two second-team selections in Alex Bars and Sam Mustipher. Irish cornerback Julian Love also made the second squad. In total, Michigan opponents in 2018 fielded 10 preseason All-Americans.