A trio of seniors has been selected to represent Ohio State at this year's Big Ten Media Days.
Defensive end Jonathon Cooper, safety Jordan Fuller and wide receiver K.J. Hill will be the Buckeyes' three representatives at this year's event, which is scheduled to be held next Thursday and Friday (July 18-19) at the Hilton Chicago.
Fuller is a returning captain and third-year starter at safety who tied for the Buckeyes' team lead with 81 total tackles last season. Off the field, Fuller was a first-team Academic All-American and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar last season.
Hill, the lone fifth-year senior in the group, is entering his third year in the slot receiver rotation. He caught 68 passes for 865 yards in 2018, and is just 48 catches away from breaking David Boston's Ohio State record for career receptions (191).
Cooper, a second-year starter at defensive end, recorded 25 total tackles with 6.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss in his first season as a starter. He is also a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
The three Ohio State players, along with Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day, are all set to meet with the media on Thursday, the first day of the two-day event.
Notable players attending media days from elsewhere in the conference include Wisconsin junior Jonathan Taylor, the reigning Big Ten running back of the year; Purdue sophomore Rondale Moore, the reigning Big Ten receiver and freshman of the year; and Michigan State senior Kenny Willekes, the conference's reigning defensive lineman of the year.
Minnesota holder Casey O'Brien, a four-time cancer survivor, will serve as the student speaker at Friday's Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon.
The full list of Big Ten Media Days representatives from each school, as announced by the Big Ten on Monday:
|COY CRONK||OFFENSIVE LINEMAN||INDIANA|
|NICK WESTBROOK||WIDE RECEIVER||INDIANA|
|ANTOINE BROOKS JR.||DEFENSIVE BACK||MARYLAND|
|TINO ELLIS||DEFENSIVE BACK||MARYLAND|
|ANTHONY MCFARLAND||RUNNING BACK||MARYLAND|
|JOE BACHIE||LINEBACKER||MICHIGAN STATE|
|KENNY WILLEKES||DEFENSIVE END||MICHIGAN STATE|
|RAEQUAN WILLIAMS||DEFENSIVE TACKLE||MICHIGAN STATE|
|JONATHON COOPER||DEFENSIVE END||OHIO STATE|
|JORDAN FULLER||SAFETY||OHIO STATE|
|K.J. HILL||WIDE RECEIVER||OHIO STATE|
|CAM BROWN||LINEBACKER||PENN STATE|
|BLAKE GILLIKIN||PUNTER||PENN STATE|
|JOHN REID||CORNERBACK||PENN STATE|
|ZACH VENESKY||OFFENSIVE LINEMAN||RUTGERS|
|REGGIE CORBIN||RUNNING BACK||ILLINOIS|
|ALEX PALCZEWSKI||OFFENSIVE TACKLE||ILLINOIS|
|MICHAEL OJEMUDIA||DEFENSIVE BACK||IOWA|
|TOREN YOUNG||RUNNING BACK||IOWA|
|CARTER COUGHLIN||DEFENSIVE END||MINNESOTA|
|MOHAMED IBRAHIM||RUNNING BACK||MINNESOTA|
|TYLER JOHNSON||WIDE RECEIVER||MINNESOTA|
|KHALIL DAVIS||DEFENSIVE LINEMAN||NEBRASKA|
|JOE GAZIANO||DEFENSIVE END||NORTHWESTERN|
|RONDALE MOORE||WIDE RECEIVER||PURDUE|
|LORENZO NEAL||DEFENSIVE TACKLE||PURDUE|
|JONATHAN TAYLOR||RUNNING BACK||WISCONSIN|