Billy Price Named Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year

Billy Price Ohio State Football Buckeyes


Ohio State graduate senior center Billy Price was named the Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year on Thursday. It was the third year in a row a Buckeye has won the award, as Price joined Pat Elflein (2016) and Taylor Decker (2015) as recent recipients.

Price, who was a First-Team All-American as a right guard last season, moved to center in the offseason and arguably became the nation’s best at that position as well.

As a captain and the “apex” of the Ohio State offense, Price has helped lead the the way for the Big Ten’s best rushing attack (250.3 ypg) this season and the best total offense in school history (529.8 ypg).

Price owns the school record with 53 career starts.

Price is the eighth Buckeye to win this award since its inception in 1984.

Past Winners

1993 – Korey Stringer

1994 – Korey Stringer

1995 – Orlando Pace

1996 – Orlando Pace

2001 – LeCharles Bentley

2015 – Taylor Decker

2016 – Pat Elflein

2017 – Billy Price


8 Responses

  1. Gentlemen I am sorry but you need to go back and watch the Clemson, Oklahoma, and Iowa games. We will be fine against most teams, but if we play an elite team like a final four game in my opinion with JT at the helm we will lose and lose badly. I think we can hang with USC in a bowl game as Notre Dame ran all over them, but even in a bowl game against an elite defensive team we will lose.
    I hope Haskins or Burrows plays and we never find out and if JT is our man I hope I am wrong. I really like the young man and I wish him every success in life, but I am happy to know that we will have a new QB next season. I think Urban just falls in love with these young men and can not see clearly. Please check me on this. but I believe Urban kept playing Tim Tebow over a young man named Cam Newton and Newton transferred to Auburn. Tim Tebow once again a great young man like JT, but who would you rather have QB your team Cam or Tim?

    What I meant about a 99 yard red zone is that if we play an elite defense it will be hard for our offense with no vertical threat and the play calling I have seen this year for OSU to even make it into the red zone very often in a game.

    1 day away from the game so Go Bucks and trust me I will be rooting for JT with all my might.

  2. That is a darned impressive list of Buckeyes within whom Price is included!

  3. Was with you until you tried to blame Barrett. How do you square that he’s a problem when he’s 7th in the nation in passing efficiency? I know the plays you’re alluding to but the numbers suggest we’re focusing on the negative instead of the positive. I get it – a schedule is built on the whole season and not the easy games (I won’t say ‘cupcakes’ because the easy games also include conference games) but are you REALLY saying you’re prefer Alex Hornibrook (the only other B1G QB standing) to J.T.?

    1. Okay, how did this jump articles replying to? Weird.

  4. Like the Fordham Baldies, Price shaves his head so his hair doesn’t get in his eyes when he fights.

  5. Just a great young man from Ohio who has represented us well and came back one more year for a championship over NFL money. You just know he will do well on the field and off the field after leaving OSU. I do hope he receives another chance at the final 4.

    With Barrett at QB and the way our coaches have been calling plays for Barrett I am sorry but I do not think this season will end well for Billy Price or any of us Buckeyes. Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the year and 2 more first team all Big Ten Lineman still can not block everyone when you can not or will not throw the ball over 10 yards down the field.This is why it is harder to score in the red zone. Most teams red zone is 20 yards but ours is 99 yards.

    Does anyone know why Mr. Price decided to shave his head ?

    GO Bucks!

    1. Not sure what you’re talking about with this statement. Buckeyes have scored on 89% of their red zone opportunities this season. Their 63 red zone opportunities leads the Big 10 and we are second with red zone touchdowns scored for the season with 43 one behind league leader Penn State. We’ve kicked 13 FG’s in the red zone for a total of 56 scores out of 63 chances. Not exactly a 99 yard red zone.

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