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Rutgers Football Has Four Players Named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention Selections

Defensive & special teams selections were announced on Tuesday

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The Big Ten announced all-conference football honors for defense and special teams on Tuesday night, as four Scarlet Knights received honorable mention selections.

Senior safety Saquan Hampton and freshman punter Adam Korsak were chosen by both the coaches and media. In addition. senior linebacker Trevor Morris was selected by the media, while sophomore kicker Justin Davidovicz was selected by the coaches.

Senior cornerback Isaiah Wharton was named the Sportsmanship recipient for Rutgers, an honor the captain and four year starter also deserved.

Korsak continued to get better as the season progressed and finished with a punt average of 42.7 yards on 78 attempts, the third best in school history, as well as 23 punts downed inside the 20 yard line. Rutgers also finished with the best net punt average of 40.1 yards in program history. It was a remarkable first season of organized football for Korsak, who looks like an absolute steal on the recruiting trail for head coach Chris Ash.

Hampton, also a captain, finished his last season with 65 tackles and was tied for first in the Big Ten with 1.3 passes defended per game, which included 13 pass break-ups and 3 interceptions.

Morris finished fourth in the conference with 109 tackles and is just the third Rutgers player to record three 100+ tackle seasons in their career.

Davidovicz made 9 of 11 field goal attempts, including a Rutgers stadium record of 52 yards in the loss to Indiana. He was also perfect on extra point attempts (17-17) and led the special teams unit to a tie in the conference for the best net average of 41.6 yards per kickoff.

To read more on all the honorees from Rutgers, click here.

For the full list of Big Ten defensive and special teams honorees, click here.

The Big Ten will announce offensive honors on Wednesday.