The Big Ten announced all-conference football honors for offense Wednesday night. Four Scarlet Knights received honorable mention selections on defense and special teams Tuesday.
Junior offensive lineman Jonah Jackson was selected by the media and coaches, while sophomore running back Raheem Blackshear was selected by the coaches.
Blackshear built on a freshman year where he showed flashes by pacing RU with 44 receptions, 367 receiving yards, 586 rushing yards, and 1,136 all-purpose yards as a sophomore. He is the first player to lead Rutgers in both rushing and receiving yards since Albert Smith accomplished the feat in 1985. Head coach Chris Ash and his staff have been criticized on the recruiting trail, but Blackshear was definitely a gem as a borderline three-star recruit who spurned Michigan State at the 11th hour to join RU. Blackshear’s biggest game this year was his 162 yard receiving day against Wisconsin, the most in a game by a running back in Rutgers history.
Jackson was a captain despite only being a junior and coming off a 2017 season where he battled through injuries as the team’s starting center. He was healthier in 2018, starting 11 games all at right guard. Jonah was the team’s most reliable run blocker and his leadership will be counted on even more in 2019 as fellow captain, starting left tackle Tariq Cole is out of eligibility.
To read more on all the honorees from Rutgers, click here.
For the full list of Big Ten offensive honorees, click here.
Congratulations to those honored throughout the conference.