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Former Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa received more Pro Bowl votes than any other defensive player

Bosa is the first rookie in 49ers history to go to the Pro Bowl since 2007.

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If you have any reaction to this other than “....duh?” you haven’t been watching Bosa on Sundays. The 49ers’ rookie had himself a year annoying the hell out of offensive lines across the league. So far, he’s made 41 tackles, 9 sacks— the second most among rookies—16 tackles for loss, 20 quarterback hits, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, one interception, and three pass break ups. Bosa is also the 49ers’ first rookie voted into the Pro Bowl since 2007.

Bosa was selected as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and followed that up by exceeding everyone’s expectations. You can watch both Bosa brothers in the Pro Bowl which will take place on January 26th, the week before the Super Bowl, in Orlando, Fla. If you miss it, no worries. This certainly won’t be their last.

Buckeye number four has accepted his invitation to the 2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl. Ohio State guard Jonah Jackson will join his fellow teammates Malik Harrison, Damon Arnette and DaVon Hamilton.

Jackson played for Rutgers for three years before entering his name into the transfer portal. Ohio State scooped him up and he won the starting spot immediately. The senior added the much-needed experience and discipline the Buckeyes’ O-line needed, and earned himself First-Team All Big Ten.

The Reese’s Senior Bowl will take place in Mobile, Alabama on January 25th.

Joe Burrow: Former Ohio State quarterback, Ohio State alum, LSU quarterback, Heisman winner, LSU alum. We get it, Joe! You’re good at everything!

“The Ohio State defensive end and cornerback each earned first-team All-American honors from all five voting bodies that make up the consensus All-America teams – the Associated Press, AFCA, FWAA, Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation – to become Ohio State’s first unanimous All-Americans since Billy Price in 2017, and 30th and 31st all-time.”

— Dan Hope, Eleven Warriors

The world finally knows what we knew all along: Ohio State defensive end Chase Young and cornerback Jeff Okudah are the best players at their positions in college football. They were unanimously named All-Americans on Thursday when the Football Writers Association of America announced their All-American teams.

Running back J.K. Dobbins also earned first-team All-American honors as an all-purpose player, and quarterback Justin Fields and guard Wyatt Davis were named second-team All-Americans by the FWAA. Davis was named as a first-team All-American by the AP and Sporting News but was a second-team All-American by the AFCA, FWAA and Walter Camp.

Luckily for Davis, you only need one first-team nomination to get a tree in Buckeye Grove. Young, Okudah, Dobbins and Davis will all receive Buckeye trees in their honor.

“It is certainly an interesting perspective coming in the wake of Michigan’s 29-point loss to the Buckeyes on Nov. 30. Ohio State (13-0), which went on to capture the Big Ten championship with a win over Wisconsin the following week.”

— Clint Buckley, 247 Sports

So uh, Michigan senior linebacker Khaleke Hudson told Wolverines Wire that he feels like Michigan’s talent is better than Ohio State’s (???)

“I’m not sure what they got at their facility, but I know we got one of the best facilities in the world,” Hudson said. “And we’ve got one of the best coaches in the world. We got the best teammates in the world. I don’t know where they’re at, but I know we’re higher up.”

I already mentioned this but I feel the need to mention it again—he is a senior linebacker. Meaning he’s witnessed Ohio State beat up on his team for the last four consecutive years.

In case you didn’t already know this, Michigan does not, in fact, have better talent. As Buckley, since 2012, Ohio State has had 53 players selected in the draft while Michigan as had 32. And Ohio State has consistently higher-ranked classes than Michigan in the last eight years.

According to 247Sports Composite, the Buckeyes’ average recruiting class since 2013 has ranked between fourth and fifth nationally. Michigan, meanwhile, averages between No. 14 and No. 15 in the nation.

Who knows, maybe he’s not talking about football...?


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