Michigan’s Maurice Hurst Jr. thinks he was snubbed for Big Ten award

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The individual Big Ten honors went out on Thursday, and there were a lot of people in Ann Arbor who disagreed with the selection for Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year.

That award went to Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, but there were many Michigan fans and players who thought the award should’ve went to Wolverines defensive tackle Maurice Hurst Jr. That includes Hurst himself.

Minutes after the award was announced, Hurst implied he wanted to discuss the choice with the decision makers tweeted “Where the big10 headquarters at?”

Teammates joined Hurst in backing his claim of a snub. Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich said Hurst was “simply unblockable” in 2017. And linebacker Mike McCray questioned the pick of Bosa.

Michigan fans also voiced their disapproval, replying to the Big Ten’s announcement on Twitter.

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Both Hurst and Bosa were All-Big Ten first-team defense selections earlier in the week, but Hurst has a case as the conference’s top defensive lineman with his numbers.

In the middle of a Michigan’s defensive line, Hurst had 13.5 tackles for loss, 5 sacks, 59 total tackles and a forced fumble in 12 games. Bosa, in the same stretch, had 12.5 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 28 total tackles and a forced fumble this season.

The full list of Big Ten individual awards for the 2017 season can be found here.

 

 

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