Ohio State Completes Three-Way Sweep of Big Ten Awards With Coach of the Year and Both Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year

By Kevin Harrish on December 4, 2019 at 5:11 pm
Ohio State sweeps the Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year.

It's a sweep.

The Buckeyes are the first team in Big Ten history to complete a three-way sweep of both conference player of the year awards and the coach of the year award.

With Ryan Day named the Big Ten Coach of the Year by the media, and both Justin Fields and Chase Young claiming the conference's player of the year awards, Ohio State has the coach of the year and both the defensive and offensive player of the year all on one team for the first time since the Big Ten debuted the player of the year awards in 1990.

This is also just the third time that one team has had both the offensive and defensive players of the year with the other two instances being Ohio State teams, as well.

The Buckeyes had both conference players of the year most recently in 2012 when Braxton Miller and John Simon each won their respective awards. It happened for the first time in 1996 with Orlando Pace earning the offensive award and Shawn Springs taking home the defensive award.

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