Former Michigan Wolverines linebacker Devin Bush had one heck of a season in 2018, and because of his prowess on the field he was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 10th overall selection in the NFL Draft.
Bush’s career at Michigan may be over, but his legacy will remain strong, and he added one more accolade to it on Thursday.
Bush was named the University of Michigan Male Athlete of the Year.
The 2018-19 Male Athlete of the Year is … Devin Bush of @UMichFootball !!— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) June 20, 2019
▪️ Consensus All-American
▪️ Big Ten Woodson-Nagurski Defensive POY
▪️ Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year
▪️ AP Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year#GoBlue 〽️ pic.twitter.com/keYdzVo6w6
Bush was a major force on D in 2018, accumulating 79 total tackles (38 solo, 9 for loss), and 5 sacks. Bush was a consensus All-American, the AP Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and the Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year.
Other finalists for the Male Athlete of the Year were Quinn Hughes (hockey), Jordan Brewer (baseball), Anthony McCallum (gymnastics), and Felix Aubock (swimming and diving). The Female Athlete of the Year went to tennis phenom Kate Fahey.