Dwayne Haskins Named Big Ten Offensive Player Of The Year

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He broke virtually every major single-game and single-season passing record in Ohio State history, and is rewriting the Big Ten record books as well.

So it wasn’t a huge surprise when OSU quarterback Dwayne Haskins was named the conference’s offensive player of the year on Wednesday.

Haskins has thrown for a Big Ten record 4,081 yards this season, along with 42 passing touchdowns, the most in FCS this year.

He led the Buckeyes to an 11-1 regular season record and the Big Ten East championship.

In the historic drubbing of arch-rival Michigan, Haskins threw for 396 yards and tied the school record with six touchdown passes.

Two other players from the OSU offense joined Haskins as members of the all-Big Ten first team.

Right tackle Isaiah Prince and wide receiver Parris Campbell were both honored as well.

Campbell had a career-high 192 yards and two touchdowns in the 62-39 win over Michigan. He has 903 receiving yards on the year, and is on pace to become the first Buckeye receiver to cross the 1,000 yard mark since Michael Jenkins in 2002.

The full release from Ohio State is below.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins, in the midst of one of the great statistical seasons in school and Big Ten Conference history, was today named the Big Ten Conference’s Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and the league’s Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year. Haskins was also named first-team all-Big Ten on both coach and media ballots and headlines a list of 11 Buckeyes on offense who were honored today by the conference.

Haskins, from Potomac, Md., and The Bullis School, leads the nation in touchdown passes with 42 and he ranks second with 4,081 passing yards. He has set nearly two dozen school and Big Ten records already this season including Big Ten marks for passing yards and touchdowns.

The six-time league offensive player of the week is also nearing two more Big Ten records:

  • touchdowns responsible for; Haskins has 46 and J.T. Barrett’s Big Ten record is 47; and
  • total offensive yards; Michigan’s Denard Robinson owns that record with 4,272 yards set in 2010 but Haskins is just 65 yards shy of that with 4,208.

Joining Haskins as all-Big Ten first-team members are tackle Isaiah Prince and wide receiver Parris Campbell. Prince, from Greenbelt, Md., and Eleanor Roosevelt High School, was named on both the coaches’ and media ballots after helping the Buckeyes to school- and Big Ten-record smashing – to date – averages of 547.6 yards per game of offense and to the second-fewest sacks allowed in the league with just 16 total.

Campbell, from Akron and St. Vincent-St. Mary High School,  as caught the fourth-most passes in school history – 72 – for 903 yards and 11 touchdowns, which rank in the Top 5 in Ohio State single season history. He was named first-team by the coaches.

Second-team all-conference honorees include sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins (coaches ballot), from LaGrange (Texas) High School, and three-year starter along the offensive line, Michael Jordan (media), from Canton, Mich., and Plymouth High School.

Dobbins has rushed for 961 yards and eight touchdowns this season and is on the cusp of becoming the first Ohio State player to record 1,000-yard rushing seasons as both a freshman and as a sophomore. He had a school freshman record 1,403 yards rushing in 2017.

Junior receiver K.J. Hill, from North Little Rock (Ark.) High School, was named third-team all-Big Ten by the media, as was graduated offensive guard Demetrius Knox (Fort Worth, Texas; All Saints Episcopal).

Hill is right with Campbell for the team lead in receptions and yards with 66 for 823, respectively.

Named honorable mention all-Big Ten on either the coaches and/or media ballot were receiver Terry McLaurin, running back Mike Weber and offensive linemen Malcolm Pridgeon and Thayer Munford.

Fifth-year senior and captain Johnnie Dixon earned one of the 14 Big Ten sportsmanship award honors.

3 Responses

  1. The early ballots were the Chicago Tribune Silver Football. That hasnt been announced

  2. Hey, Tim Mcghee. I know this makes you happy to see Haskins > Burrow

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