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Fifth-year senior defensive Chase Winovich and junior linebacker Devin Bush were named to the Walter Camp All-America teams Thursday.
Walter Camp is one of five groups the NCAA uses to determine the consensus All-America team. Former Wolverine defensive tackle Maurice Hurst Jr. was the only Michigan player who was on the consensus All-America team last year. The only other Wolverines to be on the consensus All-America team in the Jim Harbaugh era were linebacker Jabrill Peppers, tight end Jake Butt and cornerback Jourdan Lewis in 2016.
Bush was named to the first team All-America by Walter Camp after a season where he led the Wolverines with 79 tackles and also had nine tackles for loss. Winovich was named to the second team All-America and he finished the season with a team-high 14.5 tackles for loss and seven quarterback hurries.
Junior linebacker Devin Bush was named to the First Team All-Defense by Sports Illustrated. He was the only Wolverine defender on the list.
“Bush is the only Wolverines defender on the first team, which doesn’t adequately represent the dominance that coordinator Don Brown’s unit displayed for most of the year as Michigan put itself in position for playoff consideration,” Sports Illustrated wrote. “Bush was everywhere on the field, showing up first or second on the team leaderboard in tackles, sacks, pass breakups and tackles for loss.”
Bush was also on the Athletic’s First Team All-America list and he was the lone Wolverine on their first and second team lists.
“Bush was named the Big Ten’s defensive player of the year after another standout season in which he had 79 tackles, nine tackles for loss and six pass breakups, showcasing speed and range for a Wolverines defense that was dominant for much of the season,” the Athletic wrote. “Though they fell apart against Ohio State, the Wolverines rank fifth in the FBS in yards per play allowed, and Bush again played a starring role.”
Sophomore punter Will Hart made Sports Illustrated’s Second Team All-America list.
The other four All-America lists are released next week starting with the Associated Press and Football Writers Association of America on Monday, the Sporting News on Tuesday and American Football Coaches Association.