Per @umichfootball, Taylor Lewan has been named a first team all-american by the Walter Camp organization. becoming the 127th first team all-american in Michigan Football history.
Taylor Lewan named 1st team All-American
Shh, don't tell him that. That's pretty freakin' awesome though.
Congrats to Mr. Lewan! I bet there is a very short list of Michigan two-time first-teamers. I think he should go for it, though my hope is rapdly dwindling.
Willie Heston, Albert Benbrook, Benny Friedman, Chuck Bernard, Ted Petoskey, Tom Harmon, Alvin Wistert, Robert Wahl, Ron Kramer, Bill Yearby, Dave Brown, Mark Donahue, Jumbo Elliott, Mark Messner, Tripp Welborne, Greg Skrepenak, Charles Woodson, Steve Hutchinson, Marlin Jackson, and Jake Long.
Bennie Oosterbaan and Anthony Carter were 3 timers.
That is some great company.
Wow, you couldn't blame anyone for leaving after an all american year but that is an incredible list.
Edit: Much more importantly, congrats to Mr. Lewan on a truely tremendous accomplishment.
well done young man!
Pretty damn impressive he's #127 in 133 years
Great for his draft stock and much deserved. Where is Gholston though?
...5 yards downfield on his back.
He's laying in the weeds.
You do know there are five guys on an Oline, right?
or do you mean rabble?
Some trivia from the U-M Football All-Americans by Jersey Number page at mgoblue.com: Lewan is the fifth player wearing #77 to earn 1st-team All-American honors, following Arthur Walker, Paul Seymour, Jon Jansen, and Jake Long.
I wonder if anyone can answer this trivia question without going to that page: For which other two numbers have there been five Michigan All-Americans?
I'm going to guess #1 and #7. 1 is obviously a layup guess.
#1 is correct, and I suppose obvious, although I had never heard of the first player on the list.
There's only been one #7, though, surprisingly enough.
The other one I never would have gotten without looking.
If Schofield can be an AA next year, 75 would join the list.
The other one is definitely tougher. A hint would be that it's also in the 70s.
I'm guessing it was the number Hutch wore. I'm not sure what it was, but 73 or 76 is my guess.
way to go lewan!
Was he playing injured against OSU? If not then that 18 year old DE for the Buckeyes should be All American as well. No excuse for playing bad in that game. I'm still hotter than fish grease after that fucking loss.
I was gonna say the same thing.. he was basically responsible for Gardner's first fumble as he was beaten badly in the biggest game of the year..
Seriously? You think one of the few times Lewan got beat the entire year is the reason we lost that game. Give me a break. He plays one of the most difficult positions in football better than most everyone else.
Of course not, but I would agree that it is a microcosm of how the game turned out. O-line a weakness all year, but our lone bright spot got Doug Free'd (Cowboy humor) by an upstart freshman DE for ohio that could care less that 77 is a top ten draft pick when its Mich/Ohio.
Well, Craig Roh (not a stand out last year) did the same thing to Mike Adams.
Taylor did not practice the last few weeks of the season and was in a boot when not playing games... It started because I was criticizing his play in November and the OSU game. He also whiffed on Shazier on that 4th down play where Denard got blown up. Apparently he was basically playing on one leg... Talk about tough.
Congrats to Lewan. That is a tremendous accomplishment. Go Blue!
Congrats Taylor. Thank you for your dedication to Blue. You have made us all proud of you.
Congrats to Taylor....way to go. One more job that needs your skills arrives on January 1 against some dude from South Carolina. Kick some ass.
I can't wait to see how that matchup goes....hopefully well.
i thought as of the end of last year we had 79 all-americans, after molk had been named one. i'm just going by the pregame videos before the games.
Those are consensus all-americans. Michigan has 78 of them including Molk. If Lewan is named 1st team all-american by 3 of the 5 orginaztions he will become Michigan's 79th consensus all-american.
The organizations are-
|Associated Press (AP)||TBA|
|American Football Coaches Association (AFCA)||X|
|Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)||12/14|
|Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF)||
MGoBlue had a little write-up as well (LINK)
Congratulations to Taylor for this honor, as well as being a Rimington Award winner and an all-Big Ten first team choice as well. A great year for him indeed.
Not sure what you mean here; the Rimington is given to a center. I'm pretty sure that manbearfreak from Alabama won it this year.
I think he means the B1G's Pace-Rimington OL of the Year Award which Lewan received. Only guys to ever win the award are Michigan guys (Molk & Lewan).
In the MGoSpirit of renaming any and all trophies, I propose we call it the Backus-Hutchinson-Long-Jansen-Dierdorf-Molk Trophy from now on.
just to avoid confusion, ya know?
That's that shit I do like
If we have 127 all-americans why do we only recognize 78?
edit: Wolverine Devotee answered it
Answered above but those are consensus all-americans. Which means they fit the NCAA's definition of consensus all-americans.
Michigan has 127 first team all-americans, 78 consensus all-americans (3/5 organizations must select) and 20 unanimous all-americans (Every selector recognizes as a first team all-american).
Thank you for the history lesson, I did not know there was more than 1 organization that voted but wow is that a stupid setup, why cant there just be 1 group of guys ala Heisman that says "you the best" and thats it.
. . . looking forward to changing my avatar - congrats to my favorite Michigan Man!
Crack kills..he's not a projected top 15 for nothing. If he's really a top 15 pick he should leave. There's too many bad things that can happen. Get your self paid!
On a personal level, I agree and yet also say that with the NFL rookie cap he won't be pulling $50 mill like a few years ago. I agree with the guy that Lewan is not NFL ready and it's not out of trolling or not wanting him to go. When I see him play I see a good but not great LT. Forget the rest of the line for a sec as a true All American LT, one who is a sure fire top 10-15 pick like most are saying, should be a guy you can literally run behind when you need a couple yards. Throw a bucket next to him and that kind of guy should be good for it. Lewan doesn't have that mauler in him and his feet aren't as good as a finese LT should have. He is a tweener, of sorts. Watching true Freshman blow him up in the osu game a few times cemented that notion for me. When Noah Spence BULL RUSHED and ran by Lewan and won multiple times......it was sad certification for me. One play is a fluke, sure. Yet, a skinny Freshman beat him one-on-one more than a few times and in more than a few ways. If I'm an NFL GM with a top 15 pick and need a LT, I cringe looking at that film.