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Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott Capture NFL Rookie Of The Month Honors

NFL Rookie of the Month awards for October both went to Buckeyes: Ezekiel Elliott and Joey Bosa.

The two teammates, who were drafted in the top four of the 2016 NFL Draft, have been having amazing first seasons for their respective teams. Today, the NFL announced that the two Ohio State alumni are its rookies of the month for October.

According to NFL Director of Communications Randall Liu, they are the first college teammates to win the NFL Rookie of the Month award in the same month since Florida State's Warrick Dunn and Peter Boulware back in 1997.

Dunn and Boulware were also a pair of first rounders, Boulware to the Baltimore Ravens fourth overall, and Dunn to the Buccaneers 12th. Joey Bosa was the third overall pick by the San Diego Chargers, and Ezekiel Elliott, the clear rookie of the year favorite and potentially an MVP candidate, went one pick later, fourth overall to the Dallas Cowboys.

This season, Elliott has 799 yards rushing and 150 yards receiving, with five touchdowns. He really heated up after a few mixed outings to start the year. In his four October games, he rushed for 525 yards and three touchdowns and caught 10 passes for 125 yards.

Bosa did not play in his first NFL game until October 9, so all of his production came in October, and he was one of the NFL's best pass rushers in that span. In four games, Bosa recorded 13 tackles and four sacks, with two a piece coming against the Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons.

Ohio State was one of the big winners of the NFL Draft, with an eye-popping 12 players selected. Clearly, the top two guys on that list have performed incredibly well, and other players like Michael Thomas and Adolphus Washington have made strong contributions as well. Urban Meyer has to like what this will do for his recruiting efforts, not that he's needed much help on the trail.