Dec. 17, 2013
Senior defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman has been named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press. He received that same honor from Lindy's and Athlon Sports, as well as being selected to Athlon's All-Big Ten Team. He is the Gophers' first All-American since Matt Spaeth in 2006.
Hageman finished the regular season with 34 tackles, a team-high 11 tackles-for-loss, two sacks, one interception, eight pass breakups, one fumble recovery, one blocked field goal and one blocked extra point.
Sporting News, ESPN.com and College Sports Madness have also recognized several Gophers for their performance during the 2013 regular season.
Sophomore Josh Campion earned All-Big Ten First Team recognition from Sporting News. He started all year at right tackle and helped pave the way for the Gophers' run game.
Senior defensive back Brock Vereen was named to both Athlon’s and College Sports Madness’ All-Big Ten Second Team. He totaled 56 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss, one interception and six pass breakups, and also forced one fumble this year.
Junior Marcus Jones was recognized as the All-Big Ten Second Team kick returner by College Sports Madness. He has notched both a kick return touchdown and punt return touchdown during the season.
Junior running back David Cobb, sophomore defensive end Theiren Cockran and junior cornerback Eric Murray made the College Sports Madness All-Big Ten Third Team. Cobb scored seven touchdowns and led the team with 1,111 rushing yards. Cockran led the Gophers with 7.5 sacks on the year. Murray broke up a team-best 10 passes.
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