4 Michigan rookies put on ESPN.com's Big Ten All-Freshman football team
Cornerback Blake Countess, linebacker Jake Ryan, linebacker Desmond Morgan and kicker Matt Wile were all on the list.
Countess, a 5-foot-10, 176-pounder from Owings, Mills, Md., made 36 tackles in 11 appearances at corner for Michigan. He finished second on the team with six pass breakups and made five starts.
Morgan made six starts at linebacker, finishing with 53 tackles, the fifth-highest total on the team. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Holland native also picked up a sack and a fumble recovery.
A redshirt freshman this season, Ryan (6-foot-3, 230 pounds, Westlake, Ohio) played in all 12 games for Michigan, starting 10. He finished with 30 tackles, seven for a loss, to go along with two sacks and two fumble recoveries.
Doubling as a punter and a kickoff specialist, Wile averaged a team-best 41.1 yards per punt as a freshman, putting four inside the 20 with a long of 51. As a kickoff specialist, Wile, a San Diego native, averaged 64 yards per kick and made 19 touchbacks.