Nick Bosa Joins Billy Price and Denzel Ward As AFCA All-American

By D.J. Byrnes on December 13, 2017 at 11:55 am
Nick Bosa
Nick Bosa

The American Football Coaches Association included three Buckeyes: fifth-year senior center Billy Price, junior cornerback Denzel Ward, and sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa, when it released its annual All-American teams Wednesday morning. All were first-team selections.

With the latest honor, Price became the 29th unanimous All-American in university history while Ward became a 2017 consensus All-American.

Bosa, previously "only" a second-team selection, joined the two elders on the team.

The full teams (*denotes a 2016 AFCA All-American):

AFCA Offense First Team
Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
WR Anthony Miller 5-11 190 R-Sr. Memphis Mike Norvell Memphis, Tenn. (Christian Brothers)
WR James Washington 6-0 205 Sr. Oklahoma State Mike Gundy Stamford, Texas (Stamford)
TE Mark Andrews 6-5 254 R-Jr. Oklahoma Lincoln Riley Scottsdale, Ariz. (Desert Mountain)
OL Quenton Nelson 6-5 330 Sr. Notre Dame Brian Kelly Holmdel, N.J. (Red Bank Catholic)
OL Orlando Brown 6-8 345 R-Jr. Oklahoma Lincoln Riley Duluth, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge)
C *Billy Price 6-4 312 Sr. Ohio State Urban Meyer Austintown, Ohio (Fitch)
OL Mike McGlinchey 6-8 315 Gr. Notre Dame Brian Kelly Philadelphia, Pa. (William Penn Charter)
OL David Edwards 6-7 315 So. Wisconsin Paul Chryst Downers Grove, Ill. (North)
QB Baker Mayfield 6-1 220 R-Sr. Oklahoma Lincoln Riley Austin, Texas (Lake Travis)
RB Saquon Barkley 5-11 230 Jr. Penn State James Franklin Coplay, Pa. (Whitehall)
RB Bryce Love 5-10 196 Jr. Stanford David Shaw Wake Forest, N.C. (Wake Forest)
AFCA Defense First Team
Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
DL Bradley Chubb 6-4 275 Sr. NC State Dave Doeren Marietta, Ga. (Hillgrove)
DL *Ed Oliver 6-3 290 So. Houston Major Applewhite Houston, Texas (Westfield)
DL *Christian Wilkins 6-4 300 Jr. Clemson Dabo Swinney Springfield, Mass. (Suffield (Conn.) Academy)
DL Nick Bosa 6-4 270 So. Ohio State Urban Meyer Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
LB Rashaan Evans 6-3 234 Sr. Alabama Nick Saban Auburn, Ala. (Auburn)
LB Roquan Smith 6-1 225 Jr. Georgia Kirby Smart Montezuma, Ga. (Macon County)
LB Josey Jewell 6-2 236 Sr. Iowa Kirk Ferentz Decorah, Iowa (Decorah)
DB *Minkah Fitzpatrick 6-1 202 Jr. Alabama Nick Saban Old Bridge, N.J. (St. Peter’s Prep)
DB Josh Jackson 6-1 192 Jr. Iowa Kirk Ferentz Corinth, Texas (Lake Dallas)
DB Denzel Ward 5-10 191 Jr. Ohio State Urban Meyer Macedonia, Ohio (Nordonia)
DB Deshon Elliott 6-2 210 Jr. Texas Tom Herman Rockwall, Texas (Heath)
AFCA Specialists First Team
Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
P Michael Dickson 6-3 205 Jr. Texas Tom Herman Sydney, Australia, (Kirrawee)
PK *Daniel Carlson 6-4 223 Sr. Auburn Gus Malzahn Colorado Springs, Colo. (Classical Academy)
AP Dante Pettis 6-1 195 Sr. Washington Chris Petersen San Clemente, Calif. (Jserra Catholic)

The full teams can be seen on

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