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Tegray Scales named Second Team All-American

The best linebacker in the Big Ten was recognized for his efforts by Sports Illustrated on Thursday

Michigan State v Indiana Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

After earning second team All-Big Ten honors last week, Indiana linebacker Tegray Scales was named an All-American by Sports Illustrated on Thursday, the first honor for an IU linebacker since 1987.

The last linebacker from Indiana to be named an All-American was Van Waiters of the 1987 Indiana team that advanced to the Peach Bowl.

All-around, the last All-American for the Hoosiers was Tevin Coleman, who was a consensus first team All-American.

Scales led the nation in tackles, led the Big Ten in solo tackles and finished seventh in interceptions, anchoring a turnaround for the Hoosier defense that guided them to a bowl game.