Along with being named the 2018 Big Ten Conference Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year, Michigan junior Devin Bush Jr. was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
“I was speechless,” Bush said. “It took a moment of it to set in.”
In the 2018 season, the 5-foot-11, 233-pound linebacker posted 66 tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks and four passes defended in 12 games.
Reflecting on the season, Bush said he witnessed a large amount of growth in himself.
“Went through some adversity,” Bush said. “We all dealt with adversity and overcame it. We handled it. Those are memories I have forever.”
Following an injury in Michigan’s blowout loss to Ohio State, Bush claimed he was healthy. He added on the Big Ten Network that he would play in Michigan’s bowl game.