Jack Mewhort and Ryan Shazier Named first-team All-Americans by ESPN.com

December 16, 2013 at 2:58p    by Kyle Rowland    
Jack Mewhort: All-American.

Two Ohio State Buckeyes — senior left tackle Jack Mewhort and junior linebacker Ryan Shazier — were each named first-team All-Americans by ESPN.com.

Mewhort, a valued team leader and anchor of one of the top offensive lines in the country, helped Ohio State set offensive records galore this season, including points scored (602), total yards (6,740), passing touchdowns (36) and total touchdowns (82). The Buckeyes need 72 yards rushing in the Orange Bowl to break the school record set in 1974 (4,199 yards). 

Mewhort was a first-team All-Big Ten selection and a second-teamer on the Walter Camp All-American team. 

Shazier has a Big Ten-leading 134 total tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss (six sacks) and four forced fumbles. He ranks third nationally in tackles for loss and solo tackles. He's 3.5 TFLs shy of Mike Vrabel's school record 26.  

Shazier was selected first-team All-Big Ten, first-team All-American by USA Today and second-team All-American by the Walter Camp team.



otrain2416's picture

The Wisconsin fans are flipping out Shazier is on there over Borland its pretty comical

Buckabroad's picture

Hugely deserved awards. Mewhort and Shazier certainly are the best players in CB at their respective positions. Makes me very happy to see them get the recognition they should have.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

BoFuquel's picture

Congrats Jack and Ryan; GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

buckeyeboy59's picture

They deserve this award! Would have been nice to see Hyde on there as well, he was a HUGE factor in some of our wins this year

UrbanCulture's picture

Mewhort: Second team All Big Ten (Coaches)...First team All American.
Hmmm...let the Haterz hate.

BROSEPH's picture

This is ESPNs All-American team, not the main NCAA list of All-Americans.

nfischer's picture

Yes, but ESPN thinks it's the main list...

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Well deserved!  Two great players!!  Congrats guys!
Go Bucks!!

MN Buckeye's picture

Well-deserved awards.

Basso Profondo's picture

Which All-American team is the "official" team that gets a player a tree in the Buckeye Grove?

Maestro's picture

Nice, congrats young men!

vacuuming sucks

GOOMBAY's picture

Mewhort has become maybe the best ambassador for Ohio State football in recent years. No doubt he becomes a cornerstone of an NFL line. Or a Twitter oracle.
RDS? Whaddya say that hasn't been said? You be you. Dominate. Thanks for the brilliant performances as a Buckeye!

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

The stats aren't there because of the suspension, but it would be ludicrous to insinuate that Carlos Hyde is anything but the best running back the the B1G, maybe even the country.  I knew he was solid coming into this year, but that kid won me over with his heart, effort, and unrelentingly punishing running style.  The moment of the year that did not occurr in a game occurred on the sidelines at Northwestern, when Hyde was defiantly stetching out his shoulder pads just so he could breathe.  What a player.
And there is no debate as to whether or not Shazier was deserving.  Without him, we probably would have lost 2 or 3 games this season.  He made up for sooooo many bad defensive plays made by his teammmates.  There were times I swear he would run across the field, only to turn around and run back to make the tackle.  That's running 104 yards just to make a play.  Roby even pissed away a bunch of plays this year.
Mewhort was solid as well.  Unless they are Orlando Pace, I probably won't notice the play of a single offensive lineman.  But obviously someone was doing something right on that line, because they were frickin domininant.  If he was the captain/had the most pancakes then he is also absolutely deserving.

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

I was going to make a case for Carlos to be an AA, but I forgot about that Boston College kid who just ran all over every defense.  He even made Florida State look mediocre.  What a beast.  And that Arizona kid had spectacular numbers, despite the obvious abscence of defense in most Pac 12 games.