Four former Ohio State football players were recognized Monday as four of the best players in the NFL for the 2019 season.
Former Ohio State wide receiver Michael Thomas and defensive lineman Cameron Heyward were named Monday to the Pro Football Writers of America's All-NFL team, while former Buckeyes defensive end Joey Bosa and cornerback Marshon Lattimore also earned all-conference recognition.
Thomas earns All-NFL honors for the second year in a row and All-NFC honors for the third year in a row after setting a new league record with 149 receptions this season. His 1,725 receiving yards also led the league, and nine of his catches went for touchdowns.
Heyward joins Thomas on the All-NFL team after recording 83 total tackles with nine sacks, six pass deflections and a forced fumble for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019.
Both Thomas and Heyward also made the AP All-Pro team.
Bosa earns All-AFC honors after recording 67 total tackles with 11.5 sacks and a forced fumble for the Los Angeles Chargers in 2019, while Lattimore earns All-NFC honors after his third season with the New Orleans Saints, in which he recorded 57 total tackles, one interception and 14 pass deflections.