Dec. 11, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan football senior/junior offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral) was named today (Tuesday, Dec. 11) to the 2012 Associated Press All-America first team.
Lewan continues to receive accolades for his play in 2012. The Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year and an All-Big Ten first team choice by the league's coaches and media, Lewan also was named to the All-America first team by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, SI.com, ESPN.com and Athlon Sports and second team by CBSSports.com.
A three-year starter, Lewan has made 27 consecutive starts at left tackle. He was part of an offensive line that surrendered a league-low 15 sacks during the 2012 regular season and helped the Wolverines average 385 yards of offense per game.
Lewan and the No. 19 Wolverines (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) will face No. 11 South Carolina (10-2, 6-2 SEC) in the Outback Bowl at 1 p.m. EST on Jan. 1 in Tampa, Fla. The game will be televised on ESPN.
Tickets for the Outback Bowl are available online at MGoBlue.com/tickets or by calling the Michigan Athletic Ticket Office at 866-296-MTIX or 734-764-0247.
Media Contact: Justin Dickens (734) 763-4423