Ohio State has placed four starters on the 2019 All-Big Ten First-Team defense.
Junior defensive end Chase Young, junior cornerback Jeff Okudah, and senior safety Jordan Fuller were named to both the coaches and media first team, while senior linebacker Malik Harrison was selected only be the coaches as a first-team honoree.
Amazingly, Young was not a unanimous selection by the Big Ten coaches. He was a unanimous selection by the media, and was the only unanimous selection this year.
Fifth-year senior cornerback Damon Arnette was a second-team selection by both the coaches and media.
Fifth-year senior nose tackle DaVon Hamilton and third-year sophomore cornerback Shaun Wade were named to the second team by both the coaches and media.
Junior kicker Blake Haubeil was named a third-team selection by the coaches and media.
Fifth-year senior defensive linemen Jashon Cornell and Robert Landers earned Honorable Mention accolades from both the coaches and media, as did junior linebackers Tuf Borland, Baron Browning, and Pete Werner. Fourth-year junior punter Drue Chrisman was also an honorable mention selection by both coaches and media.
All told, 10 Buckeye starters on defense earned some kind of mention, along with second-teamers Browning and Landers.
The only Buckeye starter on defense to not merit mention is the defensive end opposite Chase Young, which was essentially managed by a rotation of youngsters due to Jonathon Cooper’s injury.
Here is the 2019 All-Big Ten Defensive and Specialists team in full.