Hyde, Miller, Shazier Lead Buckeye Contingent Named First-Team All-Big Ten

By Kyle Rowland on December 2, 2013 at 5:55p

Historic offensive numbers for the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes led to high honors on the All-Big Ten team announced Monday. Braxton Miller was named the conference’s quarterback of the year and backfield partner Carlos Hyde earned running back of the year honors.

Miller is the Griese-Brees Award winner for the second consecutive season while also earning first-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and media. Hyde joins Miller on both first teams, along with collecting the Ameche-Dayne Award.

Part of their blockade – Jack Mewhort, Corey Linsley and Andrew Norwell – was also first-team selections. Mewhort and Norwell made the media’s list, while Linsley appears on the coaches and media first team.

On defense, linebacker Ryan Shazier and Bradley Roby were tabbed as first-teamers by both the coaches and the media, with defensive lineman Noah Spence being selected first-team All-Big Ten by the media.

In all, eight Buckeyes were named first-team All-Big Ten. 

Miller has completed 65.7 percent of his passes for 1,759 yards with 21 touchdowns and five interceptions. On the ground, he’s rushed for 891 yards and eight touchdowns. Miller needs 166 total yards to reach 8,000 yards for his career and just 44 passing yards to surpass 5,000 passing yards for his career.

Hyde, Urban Meyer’s first 1,000-yard running back, leads the Big Ten in rushing with 156 yards per game. He’s amassed 1,290 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns in just nine games. Hyde is coming off a 226-yard performance against Michigan, the most yards ever by an Ohio State player in the Michigan game. He’s hit the 225-yard mark twice this season. 

Pos Player Coaches Media
QB BRAXTON MILLER First Team First Team
RB CARLOS HYDE First Team First Team
C COREY LINSLEY First Team First Team
T JACK MEWHORT Second Team First Team
G ANDREW NORWELL Second Team First Team
DE NOAH SPENCE Second Team First Team
DT MICHAEL BENNETT Second Team Second Team
LB RYAN SHAZIER First Team First Team
CB BRADLEY ROBY First Team First Team

Miller and Hyde’s production has some discussing dark horse Heisman Trophy consideration. Each player missed three games in September, putting a damper on their candidacies. In the past three games, the duo has rushed for 1,070 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Some friends they could buy a steak for are Mewhort, Linsley and Norwell.  Mewhort, the Buckeyes’ left tackle, doubles as the team leader. He’s kept Miller upright in the pocket and opened up running lanes for Miller and Hyde. Meyer appreciates what Mewhort does on the field, but you get the impression the guidance and steady hand Mewhort displays is just an important.

“He’s got self-discipline, self-respect and work ethic,” Meyer said. “He’s a guy that’s tough as nails – everything you’d want in a leader.”

Ohio State's offensive line has been the catalyst for one of the top rushing attacks in the country. The Buckeyes rank first in the Big Ten and second nationally with 321 yards per game. They are averaging almost 50 points per game and 530 yards of offense each Saturday. Second-ranked Ohio State plays No. 10 Michigan State needing a victory to clinch a berth in the national championship game.

Shazier has a Big Ten-leading 122 total tackles, 21 tackles for loss (six sacks) and four forced fumbles. Roby is third on the team with 64 tackles. He also has three interceptions, including a pick-six, 16 passes defended, 13 pass breakups and two blocked kicks. Spence has recorded 13.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks (second in the conference), a forced fumble and fumble recovery.

Wide receiver Philly Brown, Mewhort, Norwell and Spence were second-team selections by the coaches. Defensive lineman Michael Bennett was a second-team selection by the coaches and media.

C.J. Barnett, Drew Basil, Joey Bosa, Doran Grant, Marcus Hall, Jeff Heuerman, Cameron Johnston and Devin Smith were all honorable mention selections. Ohio State's sportsmanship honoree is Kenny Guiton. 


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BrooklynBuckeye's picture

Congrats to everybody! It's been a helluva lot of fun watching this team full of great Buckeyes, but two more wins will make every single one of them legends.

GoBucks10's picture

Congratulations all around! Go buckeyes!

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

Lawver_5's picture

How did Shazier not win linebacker of the year?

BamBamBuck's picture

I suspect tomorrow brings even bigger B1G awards; Shazier gets DPOY, Miller gets OPOY, and Meyer gets COY.


thatlillefty's picture

good call... like last year

buckeyesean's picture

Obviously bias here, but I think it is a joke that Mewhort did not get first team from the coaches.  He was the anchor of the best line leading the top running offense in the Big10 (if not the country), and he was flat out dominant (just doesn't have the big name).  

stcburn's picture

Well deserved guys congrats to all! GO BUCKS!!!!!

TilstheHun3's picture

Congrats on the... B1G accolades!

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?

Johnny_Buck71's picture

Borland's a great player. I guess Im just biased: Shazier is better and had a far better season statistically. 

A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore. - Yogi Berra

RedStorm45's picture

Correct. It's not even close.

TilstheHun3's picture

Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year: Chris Borland, Wisconsin
Named for Illinois’ Dick Butkus and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald

Fuck this...

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?

RedStorm45's picture

Spielman > Fitzgerald

TilstheHun3's picture

Hawk and/or Laurinaitis would be just fine too...

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?

TheBadOwl's picture

Honestly, they could put an OSU player on all of the award names.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Bradyhokescholesterol's picture

I like Cameron Johnston getting a little love in the Honorable Mention. That's gotta make the kid feel more comfortable in a new environment.

RedStorm45's picture

Uh he should have been first team.

gwalther's picture

Roby is first team? Lol.

Class of 2008

gwalther's picture

Just a little ribbing at his year, gents. I'm still happy he's a Buckeye, and happy he received recognition for his efforts.

Class of 2008

WhySoSerious's picture

That was you that down voted me huh? Lol got my eyes on you. 


Like the ball in the stands, we balls out

WhySoSerious's picture

Nice very very nice. Congrats to all 8 that excelled @ their positions. Yes Roby 1st team. 


Like the ball in the stands, we balls out

Hovenaut's picture

Kudos to all, well deserved.

Seth4Bucks's picture

Ryan Shazier - 123 tackles (85 solo), 22 TFL, 7 sacks, 2 passes defended, 4FF
Chris Borland - 102 tackles (64 solo), 8.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 passes defended, 1FF.
Clearly Borland had a better year!

Seth4Bucks's picture

About 69% of Shazier's tackles were solo tackles vs 62% for Borland.

RedStorm45's picture

I know we all have gripes in roundball and football postseason awards but this is an absolute joke.

bowthrock's picture

Roby didn't play well enough for first team accolades. Shazier was screwed. I would like to see the stats on the 1st and 2nd team punters if Cam isn't on there!

"Lets beat the shit out of Michigan".... Urban. Frank. Meyer.

Buckeyejason's picture

Congrats fellas. Bosa better be freshman all American this year..and possibly frosh player of the year. The kids stats are sick for how much he's played.


RedStorm45's picture

Hackenberg though...

buckeye_heart's picture

Cameron Johnston only getting honorable mention? I bet if he would have converted on that fake punt he would have been first team!

DefendYoungstown's picture

Kinda tough to get punter of the year when you punted 15 times all year...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Deadly Nuts's picture

Cody Webster only got the Punter of the Year award because he kicks shitty line drives that go 20 yards down the field and bounce another 20 yards.


RedStorm45's picture

The Purdue punter?? What a crock!

RBuck's picture

He got a lot of practice.

Long live the southend.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Mewhort got robbed. Lewan is a sore loser, a dirty player, he runs off at the mouth to the media and he was NOT a better LT than Jack Mewhort. He may get drafted higher but he did not hold down the most crucial O-Line spot for two different outstanding QBs and a DOMINANT run game. Lewan is an oaf with no brain cells, 0 leadership qualities and no team accolades. All you have ever known is failure, Taylor and this award shouldn't have your name attached to it.
*Marcus Hall double bird salute*

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

RonnyPBuckeye's picture

When I saw Lewan won that, I was also taken aback.  Should have won the "Richie Incognito in Training" award.  What a sham...

Haybucks's picture

Lewan?  "That's not the No. 1 Offensive Lineman in the Big Ten."
If so, ttun would have ran the 2-pt conversion over his fat ass.
Boo-hoo you loser.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


Urban Ohio's picture

B. Miller  'n  "Raw Hyde"   tOSU Dynamic Duo!!!

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

rjenkins26's picture

Little known fact, the Griese-Brees Award is named after a fart...

Schierbuck's picture

Kenny G should have been 2nd team All B1G QB.

Davep160's picture

Did Kirk Ferentz get the annual B10 Coach of 7-4 award?

seafus26's picture

Kenny G is the second best QB in the conference. I love the player development under this coaching staff. 

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

Buckeyejason's picture

I don't know..that's a stretch. I mean the guy beat up on cupcakes for a couple games with the conferences best O-line blocking for him. Cooked didnt look to bad last Saturday night.


RedStorm45's picture

By the way, these award names are stupid.  Sure, they try to spread it around so each school can be represented, but then Wisconsin gets BOTH RB's named - Griffin? George? Hello?  Purdue gets BOTH QB's for QB of the Year?  What?