Ohio State redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber faced the mountainous task of replacing Ezekiel Elliott, the No. 4 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.
His first regular season with workhorse duties has ended with a freshman All-American nod from USA Today, which the newspaper announced Monday.
Weber finished the season with 1,072 yards and nine touchdowns on 177 carries. He also chipped in 87 yards on 20 receptions while executing pass blocking at a level worthy of Zeke's heir.
Weber is next in action Dec. 31 in the Fiesta Bowl against Clemson.
|QB: JALEN HURTS, ALABAMA||DL: BRYAN BURNS, FLORIDA STATE||K: LOUIE ZERVOS, OHIO|
|RB: MIKE WEBER, OHIO STATE||DL: ED OLIVER, HOUSTON||P: TOM SHELDON, NORTH CAROLINA|
|RB: JUSTICE HILL, OKLAHOMA STATE||DL: DEXTER LAWRENCE, CLEMSON||RET: TONY POLLARD, MEMPHIS|
|WR: DEMETRIS ROBERTSON, CALIFORNIA||DL: JOE DILLON, LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE|
|WR: AHMMON RICHARDS, MIAMI (FL)||LB: TROY DYE, OREGON|
|TE: ISAAC NAUTA, GOERGIA||LB: JOE GILES-HARRIS, DUKE|
|OL: JONAH WILLIAMS, ALABAMA||LB: LOGAN WILSON, WYOMING|
|OL: ETHAN REED, LOUISIANA TECH||CB: CLIFTON DUCK, APPALACHIAN STATE|
|OL: ERIK McCOY, TEXAS A&M||CB: XAVIER CRAWFORD, OREGON STATE|
|OL: TIM LYNOTT, COLORADO||S: JESSIE BATES, WAKE FOREST|
|OL: RYAN BATES, PENN STATE||S: TAYLOR RAPP, WASHINGTON|