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.