Ohio State Football: Forty Players Earn OSU Scholar-Athlete Honors

Ohio State Football: Forty Players Earn OSU Scholar-Athlete Honors

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Ohio State Football: Forty Players Earn OSU Scholar-Athlete Honors


Ohio State released the names of forty members of the football team that earned OSU Scholar-Athlete Honors today.


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Ohio State Football: Forty Players Earn OSU Scholar-Athlete Honors

It’s not all about the on-field show Urban Meyer and his staff put on. No, there is of course what’s happening in the classroom as well that often gets overlooked.

Today, Ohio State released the names of forty members of the football team that earned OSU scholar athlete honors. It is an eight-year high, and third consecutive increase within the football program. In total, 692 Ohio State athletes were recognized as scholar athletes.

Here is the complete release from OSU:

40 From Football Team Earn OSU Scholar-Athlete Honors

Third consecutive year of increased honors and an eight-year high for the program 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An eight-year high 40 members of the Ohio State football team are among the record number of student-athletes named an OSU Scholar-Athlete today. A total of 692 student-athletes – those with 3.00 or better grade point averages for the year – will be honored for their academic achievements this evening during the department’s 51st annual scholar-athlete banquet at the Archie M. Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union.

Five defensive starters headline the football program’s honorees: graduated defensive end Sam Hubbard, a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete whose academic resume also includes Academic All-America recognition and four academic all-Big Ten Conference awards; sophomore All-America defensive end Nick Bosa; junior defensive tackle Dre’mont Jones; sophomore safety Jordan Fuller, a second-team Academic All-American in 2017; and sophomore linebacker Tuf Borland.

Quarterbacks Joe Burrow, a junior, and Dwayne Haskins, a sophomore, each have another OSU Scholar-Athlete honor to add to their list of accomplishments. Burrow is a three-time honoree and Haskins has been honored twice.

Some additional lettermen from last season who were named an OSU Scholar-Athlete: junior DE Jonathon Cooper, sophomore TE Luke Farrell, junior LB Justin Hilliard, sophomore H-B Demario McCall and junior WR C.J. Saunders.

All four of Ohio State’s core specialists this past season – senior kicker Sean Nuernberger, junior long snapper Liam McCullough, sophomore punter Drue Chrisman and freshman kickoff specialist Blake Haubeil – earned scholar-athlete status.

Six additional true freshman scholarship performers joined Haubeil as an OSU Scholar-Athlete: linebacker Baron Browning, offensive lineman Wyatt Davis, receiver Jaylen Harris, cornerback Jeffrey Okudah, linebacker Peter Werner and cornerback Marcus Williamson.

2017-18 Football Scholar-Athletes

*Indicates 2017 Academic All-Big Ten honoree (must be a sophomore academically); class indicates academic standing

LB Alex Beck – freshman from Hudson, Ohio; exploring majors in management & industry

SAF Michael Blanton – sophomore from Cincinnati; exploring majors in science & technology

*LB Tuf Borland – sophomore from Bolingbrook, Ill.; majoring in human development & family science

*DE Nick Bosa – sophomore from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; majoring in communication; 2nd award

LB Baron Browning – freshman from Fort Worth, Texas; exploring majors in science & technology

*QB Joe Burrow – junior from The Plains, Ohio; majoring in consumer & family financial services; 3rd award

*P Drue Chrisman – sophomore from Cincinnati; exploring majors in management & industry; 2nd award

*DE Jonathan Cooper – junior from Gahanna, Ohio; majoring in consumer & family financial services

*OL Gavin Cupp – sophomore from Leipsic, Ohio; majoring in child & youth studies; 2nd award

*TE Brock Davin – sophomore from Cincinnati; majoring in accounting; 2nd award

*CB Wayne Davis – sophomore from Chesapeake, Va.; majoring in sport industry; 2nd award

OL Wyatt Davis – freshman from Bellflower, Calif; exploring majors in management & industry

SAF Kevin Dever – freshman from Cleveland; exploring majors in management & industry

*TE Luke Farrell – sophomore from Perry, Ohio; majoring in exercise science; 2nd award

*SAF Jordan Fuller – sophomore from Norwood, N.J.; majoring in sport industry; 2nd award

*SAF Elijaah Goins – from Columbus; graduated with a degree in pharmaceutical sciences; 3rd award

WR Jaylen Harris – freshman from Cleveland; exploring majors in management & industry

*QB Dwayne Haskins – sophomore from Gaitherburg, Md.; majoring in communication; 2nd award

K Blake Haubeil – freshman from Buffalo, N.Y.; majoring in accounting

TE Jake Hausmann – sophomore from Cincinnati; exploring majors; 2nd award

*LB Justin Hilliard – junior from Cincinnati; majoring in marketing

*DE Sam Hubbard – from Cincinnati; graduated with his degree in finance; 4th award

*LB Hayden Jester – sophomore from Cincinnati; exploring majors in management & industry

*DT Dre’Mont Jones – junior from Cleveland; majoring in sociology; 2nd award

*K Bryan Kristan – junior from Canfield, Ohio; majoring in finance; 2nd award

*RB Jordan Leasure – sophomore from Amanda, Ohio; majoring in sport industry

*HB Demario McCall – sophomore from North Ridgeville, Ohio; majoring in sport industry; 2nd award

*LS Liam McCullough – junior from Columbus; majoring in finance; 2nd award

RB Amari McMahon – sophomore from Dublin, Ohio; majoring in biology

*K Jake Metzer – junior from Doylestown, Pa.; majoring in electrical & computer engineering

*K Sean Nuernberger – senior from La Grange, Ky.; majoring in computer & information science; 4th award

CB Jeffrey Okudah – frosh. from Grand Prairie, Texas; exploring majors in management & industry

WR Garyn Prater – freshman from Cincinnati; exploring majors in management & industry

LS Bradley Robinson – junior from Troy, Mich.; majoring in human development & family science

RB Mitch Rossi – freshman from Franklin, Tenn.; majoring in sport industry

*WR C.J. Saunders – sophomore from Dublin, Ohio; majoring in accounting; 2nd award

*LB Zach Turnure – senior from St. Louis, Mo.; graduated with degree in communication; 2nd award

LB Pete Werner – freshman from Indianapolis; exploring majors

CB Marcus Williamson – freshman from Westerville, Ohio; majoring in history

OL Kevin Woidke – junior from Avon Lake; majoring in real estate & urban analysis; 3rd award.

 

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