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Minnesota Football: Mohamed Ibrahim named Big Ten Running Back of the Year

The Gophers’ workhorse is recognized as the top back in the Big Ten

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Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim has been named the Big Ten’s Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year, in addition to being a unanimous selection for first-team All-Big Ten. He is the first Gopher to ever win the award, which was created in 2011.

Through six games, Ibrahim leads the Big Ten in rushing attempts (175), rushing yards (925), and rushing touchdowns (15). Dating back to the Outback Bowl, he has tallied seven consecutive games of at least 100 rushing yards, which is tied for the most in school history. With at least one game left, Ibrahim is three rushing touchdowns shy of tying the school record for rushing touchdowns in a single season. He became the first Power 5 player since 2000 to exceed 900 rushing yards and score 15 touchdowns through six games, and is only the fourth Big Ten player this century to record five multi-rushing touchdown outings through the first six games of a season.