These two Buckeyes were named All-Americans by ESPN.
ESPN released its list of college football All-Americans today, and two Buckeyes made the cut.
Ohio State center Billy Price and cornerback Denzel Ward were both named to ESPN’s All-American list.
Here’s what ESPN had to say about Price:
An All-American in 2016 at guard, Price seamlessly transitioned to center this season, much like Pat Elflein did the year before. The Rimington Trophy winner anchored an Ohio State offensive line that created room for J.K. Dobbins, Mike Weber, J.T. Barrett and others. The Big Ten’s offensive lineman of the year is Ohio State’s iron man, who set the team record with 54 consecutive starts.
Indiana picked on Ward during the season opener, throwing in his direction 18 times before he picked off a pass on the final attempt. By the end of the season, opponents were much more cautious to attack the Buckeyes junior, who led the team with 13 pass breakups while adding a huge punt block against Penn State during Ohio State’s rally. He also blocked an extra-point attempt in Ohio State’s win over Michigan, as he continued his special-teams excellence from 2016. Ward earned first-team All-Big Ten honors and on Monday was named a first-team AP All-American.
You can check out ESPN’s full list of All-Americans here.