Michigan Wolverines senior running back Karan Higdon was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten performer this season, leading 11 U-M offensive players who earned all-conference honors Wednesday.
Michigan junior right tackle Jon Runyan Jr. was the Wolverines’ other first-team selection, making the list as a coaches’ selection.
Higdon rushed for 1,178 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, finishing the regular season as the Big Ten’s third-leading rusher.
Runyan was a second-team selection by the league’s coaches. Michigan junior guard Ben Bredeson was a unanimous second-team selection by both the media and the coaches. Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson (coaches), receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones (coaches), center Cesar Ruiz (coaches), guard Michael Onwenu (coaches) and tight end Zach Gentry (coaches) were all third-team picks.
Michigan State receiver Felton Davis (31 catches, 474 yards, 4 TDs) was a consensus honorable mention pick, the Spartans’ lone offensive representative this season. Davis tore his Achilles’ tendon against Michigan midseason. The 2018 season marked the first time in Mark Dantonio’s Michigan State tenure that zero of MSU’s offensive players made either the first, second or third team.
Michigan tackle Juwann Bushell-Beatty, receiver Nico Collins and tight end Sean McKeon were also honorable mention All-Big Ten players this season.
Gentry was Michigan’s Big Ten sportsmanship honoree this season. Michigan State’s selection went to safety Khari Willis.
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