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Quarterback Peyton Ramsey named to the Big Ten Network's All-Freshman team



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Freshman quarterback Peyton Ramsey throws the ball during IU's game against Michigan on Oct. 14 at Memorial Stadium. Ramsey was named to the Big Ten Network All-Freshman team on Monday. Katie Franke Buy Photos

IU freshman quarterback Peyton Ramsey was named to the Big Ten Network's All-Freshman team, as announced on BTN.com Monday.

Ramsey was the only Hoosier named to the All-Freshman team, which included selections on offense, defense and special teams.

A second-year freshman, Ramsey appeared in nine games for the Hoosiers this season. He threw for 1,252 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions in those games. He also accounted for 226 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Ramsey started four consecutive games for IU from Oct. 7 to Oct. 28, before he was injured in the second half in a loss to Maryland. Ramsey did not play in the final four games of IU's season.

In addition to Ramsey, three freshman Hoosiers — running back Morgan Ellison, wide receiver Whop Philyor and defensive lineman Jerome Johnson  — earned honorable mention recognition from BTN.

Ellison, who was injured in IU's final game against Purdue, ran for 704 yards and recorded six rushing touchdowns this season. He twice rushed for more than 100 yards in a game, against Georgia Southern and Rutgers.

Philyor had 335 receiving yards and three touchdowns in 2017. His breakout game came against Maryland, as he posted 127 yards and a touchdown on 13 catches. Those 13 catches are an IU record for a true freshman, and led to Philyor receiving the Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week award.

Johnson played in all 12 games for the Hoosiers this season, registering 18 total tackles and three-and-a-half tackles for loss. He recorded his only sack of the season at Maryland.

Cameron Drummond

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