Rutgers football’s redshirt freshman wide receiver Jawuan Harris was named to the Big Ten Network’s 2016 All-Freshman Team. The Big Ten conference doesn’t announce an official All-Freshman team, so Tom Dienhart of BTN makes his own. Harris played in all 12 games for the Scarlet Knights, hauling in 39 catches for 481 yards and three touchdowns.
Cornerback and true freshman Damon Hayes made honorable mention. Hayes made his first career start against Michigan State, registering 10 total tackles, 1 of which for a loss. Hayes recorded his first interception against Minnesota and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown causing a huge momentum swing in a close game. He finished his freshman campaign with 25 total tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 3 pass deflections, 1 sack and the memorable pick six.
Congratulations to both Jawuan Harris and Damon Hayes!
The Big Ten announced their All-Conference Defensive teams Tuesday night, but no Rutgers players were selected by either the coaches or the media. The All-Big Ten Offensive teams will be announced tomorrow night.