The Big Ten announced all-conference selections for offense on Tuesday, and running back Mohamed Ibrahim was a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection. Wide receiver Rashod Bateman was a consensus selection for third-team All-Big Ten. Offensive linemen Blaise Andries and Conner Olson earned a spot on the media’s third-team All-Big Ten.
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.
Prior to opting out of the season and declaring for the NFL Draft after five games, Bateman recorded 36 receptions for 472 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Andries started the first five games of the season at right tackle before shifting to left guard against Nebraska when Minnesota was without two offensive line starters. Olson has started all six of the Gophers’ games this season at right guard.