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Monday, December 1, 2014

Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo, lineman Kaleb Johnson earn two All-Big Ten spots

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By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto

PISCATAWAY — Following Rutgers' first 1,000-yard season for a receiver since 2011, Leonte Carroo earned All-Big Ten honors Monday from both the coaches' and media polls, the league announced.

Carroo finished with 1,043 yards and 10 touchdowns on 53 receptions this season, all team highs. He was voted to the All-Big Ten first team by the media and as an honorable mention by coaches.

He finished second in the Big Ten in receiving yards and TDs and led the league in yards per catch.

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"If you continue to put days and practices together where you're working hard and you're doing what your coaches are telling you to do, then it'll just come easy in a game," Carroo said. "That's how I look at it. If I'm doing it in practice and making the reps count, then in games it'll just come naturally."

Left guard Kaleb Johnson was voted as an honorable mention in both the coaches' and media polls. His 49 career starts are the most by an offensive lineman in school history.

"It was definitely an accomplishment I'm proud of," Johnson said. "It's not all me, though, with all the things that happened around me to keep me focused. I guess it's kind of a testament to how hard I worked over the years. I'm thankful for it."

Defensive tackle Darius Hamilton (43 tackles, 9.5 TFLs, five sacks) and end Kemoko Turay (8.5 TFLs, 7.5 sacks) also earned honorable mentions from the media.

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