Chase Young and Jeff Okudah Named First-Team All-Americans, Justin Fields, J.K. Dobbins and Wyatt Davis Earn Second-Team Honors from Walter Camp Football Foundation

By Dan Hope on December 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Jeff Okudah and Chase Young

Five Ohio State players were named Thursday as All-Americans by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Ohio State defensive end Chase Young and cornerback Jeff Okudah earned first-team All-American honors – ensuring both of them will have trees planted in their honor in Buckeye Grove – while quarterback Justin Fields, running back J.K. Dobbins and right guard Wyatt Davis earned second-team recognition.

Ohio State's five total selections are the most of any school.

Young and Okudah have been the stars of an Ohio State defense that leads the nation in yards allowed per play (3.93) and ranks second in both points allowed per game (12.5) and yards allowed per game (247.6).

Young leads the nation with 16.5 sacks, which is also a single-season Ohio State record, and has 21 total tackles for loss, 44 total tackles, six forced fumbles, three pass breakups and a blocked field goal. Okudah has 30 total tackles with three interceptions and seven additional pass breakups this season, and has been consistently dominant in pass coverage.

Fields, Dobbins and Davis have been the stars of an Ohio State offense that leads the nation with 48.7 points per game and ranks fifth nationally with 531 yards per game.

Fields has completed 208 of 308 passing attempts for 2,953 yards and 40 touchdowns with only one interception and has also rushed for 471 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Buckeyes this season. Dobbins has rushed for 1,829 yards and 20 touchdowns and has also caught 17 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns. Davis has been a dominant blocker up front on Ohio State's interior offensive line.

The Walter Camp All-American team is one of five All-American teams that determines college football's consensus All-Americans, along with the Associated Press, American Football Coaches' Association, Football Writers' Association of America and Sporting News. Those four All-American teams have not yet been announced.

Young, Okudah, Fields and Dobbins were all in Atlanta on Thursday night for the College Football Awards as finalists for national individual awards. Fields, Dobbins and Okudah were all shut out, however, as LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Davey O'Brien Award, Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor won the Doak Walker Award and LSU safety Grant Delpit won the Jim Thorpe Award. Young remains a candidate for the Chuck Bednarik Award and Maxwell Award, while both Young and Fields are finalists for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented in New York on Saturday.

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