12 Ohio State Defensive Players Earn All-Big Ten Honors

From an Ohio State press release. 

DT Dre’mont Jones named to first team; DE Chase Young and SAF Jordan Fuller second team

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A total of 12 Ohio State Buckeyes on the defensive side of the ball were named to all-Big Ten Conference teams announced today by the league. Junior DT Dre’mont Jones led the way with a first-team honor on the coaches’ ballot.

Jones, from Cleveland and St. Ignatius High School, leads the defense with 12.0 tackles for loss, including 7.5 quarterback sacks. He has 36 total tackles plus five quarterback hurries. His three fumble recoveries include one for a touchdown vs. Maryland, and he also has a “pick-6” touchdown interception vs. TCU, making him the only Buckeye defensive linemen in at least 50 years with two touchdowns in one season.

Fuller, from Old Tappan (N.J.) High School, was named second-team all-Big Ten. He is among the team’s leading tacklers for a second consecutive year with 63, just one behind leader Malik Harrison. Fuller’s five passes defended include an interception Saturday in the win over Michigan.

Young, a true sophomore from Marlboro, Md., and DeMatha, is right behind Jones with 11.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 quarterback sacks. He, too, earned second-team all-Big Ten honors.

Sophomore punter Drue Chrisman, from LaSalle High School in Cincinnati, earned second-team honors on both the coach and media teams. Chrisman has the Buckeyes positioned No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 7 nationally in net punting at 41.7 yards per punt.

Named honorable mention all-Big Ten on either the coaches and/or media ballot were defensive linemen Jonathan Cooper and Robert “BB” Landers, linebackers Tuf Borland, Malik Harrison and Pete Werner, and cornerbacks Damon Arnette, Jeffrey Okudah and Kendall Sheffield. Nick Bosa also earned enough votes to be awarded honorable mention all-Big Ten status as well.

Offensive all-Big Ten teams and individual award winners will be announced Wednesday.

5 Responses

  1. Cagey one- thanks for the unsolicited opinion. Yeah, I’ve just attended 60 plus games and haven’t missed a televised one in 3 decades…and Bosa did in fact quit the team. He got hurt, no fault of his own, then left the team and school. That’s NOT “honorable” and he did not contribute in any meaningful way to the BIG season- thus my comment. You are entitled to your opinion, NOT your own facts.

  2. No way should Werner, Arnette and Sheffield were honorable mention. Dishonorable mention is more appropriate. Like Mr. Buckeye said the “bar was set too low this year”. What a joke and no way should Nick Bosa be afforded Honorable Mention either.
    I sincerely hope Arnette Sheffield leave for the NFL. Then Okudah and Wade can take over at corner, with Williamson, Banks and Johnson(if they don’t move him to safety. Even if Fuller leaves the safety position will be solid with Brendan White, what a story he is, his daddy has to be so proud, Amir Riep and Proctor and the aformentioned Johnson back. Wint and Prior should be be practice squad. Defense should be solid even with Dremont leaving. D ends will be strong again. D Tackles will be solid as well with BB Landers, Hamilton, Garrett, Togiai and Vincent. Linebackers will finally be once again a strong unit. Tuf played hurt all year, Malik will be All-America material. Move Browning in ahead of Werner(totally worthless). Take some weight off of Werner and move him to safety ala Donnie Nickey. Then Bring in Marcus Freeman as co D Coordinator if Schiano leaves to also coach the LB’s. Get Grnch and Taver to teach the DB’s and Safeties the correct way to cover, by knowing where the receiver is and turn and find the ball. Will be a lot less pass interference penalties. Silver Bullets will be back once again!!

  3. Jeez. The bar was set low this year.

  4. Good for the 1st and 2nd teamers, they deserve it. I’m scratching my head over Drue Chrisman being 2nd team- I sure didn’t see a better punter than him in OSU’s Big 10 games anyway…
    The selection of Bosa as Honorable Mention is a joke- players who QUIT shouldn’t be eligible and, even if some might disagree on that point, his contributions in BIG games was negligible. What an insult to players who actually PLAYED the schedule.

    1. @Longtime Fan….not much of a fan are you??? Bosa was injured…he did not quit….Bosa had the type of injury that required rehab lasting a long period of time. Like many young players today Bosa looked out for his future…he will make far more money playing on Sundays than you could ever dream of making. I would agree that to put him on Honorable Mention was a mistake but this was a preseason All_American.

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