Ohio State’s elite talent received more high praise from the league’s media on Tuesday evening, when offensive players were highlighted on the Big Ten Network.
J.T. Barrett was named the conference’s quarterback of the year for the second time in his career, and was named first-team All-Big Ten. Curtis Samuel got the first team nod at wide receiver by the coaches and media, along with Northwestern’s Austin Carr.
Buckeye running back Mike Weber was named to the Big Ten’s all-conference second team by both the coaches and media. He was also named the Big Ten’s freshman of the year. He was only the third Buckeye in history to rush for over 1,000 yards as a freshman.
Penn State’s Saquon Barkley won the Big Ten’s running back of the year, and Michigan’s Jake Butt took home tight end of the year.
Pat Elflein was named the conference’s offensive lineman of the year. He also earned first team honors at center by coaches and media, along with Billy Price at guard. Jamarco Jones got a second team mention by the coaches and media.
Buckeye honorable mentions included tight end Marcus Baugh, and wide receiver Noah Brown.
Ohio State’s honors Tuesday and Wednesday night show the reason why Urban Meyer is consistently considered one of the best coaches in college football. He brings in great talent, and gets the most out of his players. It’s also why the Buckeyes are likely on their way to a second College Football Playoff in his tenure.