Michigan football's defense saw several players earn All-Big Ten honors Tuesday afternoon, led by senior cornerback Lavert Hill, who was a first-team selection by the media and coaches for the second straight year.
Hill, a three-year starter who returned to Ann Arbor in lieu of entering April's NFL draft, has 15 tackles (one for loss), nine pass breakups and three interceptions this season while mostly lining up against the opposing team's top receiver.
In total, the Wolverines had eight defensive players earn All-Big Ten honors: Hill, defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, defensive end Kwity Paye, linebacker Khaleke Hudson, linebacker Josh Uche, safety Josh Metellus, defensive tackle Carlo Kemp and cornerback Ambry Thomas.
Of those eight, four were selected by the media and coaches, including Hill. Paye, Hudson and Uche each were named to the third team by media and second team by coaches.
Michigan State defensive end Kenny Willekes was a first-team selection by the media and a second-team selection by coaches. Defensive tackle Raequan Williams was a second-team media selection and suspended linebacker Joe Bachie was a third-team media pick.
Here's the full breakdown of the All-Big Ten defensive teams: