Michigan's Rashan Gary, Michigan State's Brian Lewerke earn Big Ten preseason honors

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

Chicago — Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary and Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke have earned Big Ten preseason honors.

The announcement was made Monday ahead of the annual Big Ten media days. A media panel selected five players each from the East and West divisions. 

Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary earned Big Ten preseason honors on Monday.

Lewerke is coming off a season in which he threw for 2,793 yards and 20 touchdowns, with seven interceptions. He completed 59 percent of his passes. He also rushed for 559 yards (4.5 yards per carry), which ranked second on the team, and five more touchdowns.

The 6-foot-5, 281-pound Gary had 67 total tackles last season, 12 for a loss, including six sacks. His seven quarterback hurries led the team.

Ohio State landed two players on the list — defensive end Nick Bosa and running back J.K. Dobbins. Penn State senior quarterback Trace McSorley was a unanimous selection. 

Wisconsin led the West Division with senior linebacker T.J. Edwards and sophomore running back Jonathan Taylor.

Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke earned Big Ten preseason honors Monday.


Rashan Gary, Jr., DL, Michigan

Brian Lewerke, Jr., QB, Michigan State

Nick Bosa, Jr., DE, Ohio State

J.K. Dobbins, So., RB, Ohio State

Trace McSorley, Sr., Penn State (unanimous)


Noah Fant, Jr., TE, Iowa

Stanley Morgan Jr., Sr., WR, Nebraska

Paddy Fisher, So., LB, Northwestern

T.J. Edwards, Sr., LB, Wisconsin

Jonathan Taylor, So., RB, Wisconsin