Ohio State Left Tackle Taylor Decker Named 2015 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year

By Eric Seger on December 1, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Taylor Decker's bookended Ohio State's offensive line for nearly three seasons. Tuesday, he earned some conference recognition.

The Ohio State senior captain and left tackle was named Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year, given to the Big Ten's best offensive lineman.

Decker is 49-4 as a starter at Ohio State and was instrumental to the team's run at the 2014 College Football Playoff National Championship, helping to pave the way for running back Ezekiel Elliott and keep the Buckeye quarterbacks upright.

Decker was the anchor on the offensive line that paved the way for a conference leading 2,903 yards and 35 rushing touchdowns in 2015. The unit's 241.9 rushing yards per game is ranks 12th nationally and first in the Big Ten.

The senior and animal science major ends a 13-year drought Ohio State winning Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year — LeCharles Bentley took home the honors in 2001. Orlando Pace was the last Buckeye offensive tackle to win the award.

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