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Taylor Decker named 2015 Big Ten offensive lineman of the year

A big recognition for the big fella

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State's offense might not have hit their own lofty standards in every game this season, but that doesn't mean that their individual stars aren't getting recognized. When Ohio State was successful this year, it all started up front, and more often than not, they were paced by their big left tackle, Taylor Decker. Tonight, Decker was honored for his accomplishments as the Big Ten's Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Per The Lantern, this is Ohio State's first Big Ten OL of the Year award since 2001.

Decker, who was also named 1st team all Big Ten, along with teammate Pat Elflein, has been touted as a possible 1st round NFL prospect, and paved the way for an excellent season for Ohio State's rushing attack. Ezekiel Elliott ran for over 1,600 yards for the year, including over 200 against Michigan, and he couldn't have done it without Decker and the rest of the "slobs" up front.