Former Ohio State Linemen Corey Linsley, Cam Heyward Earn NFL All-Pro Honors

By Dan Hope on January 8, 2021 at 1:09 pm
Corey Linsley
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A pair of former Ohio State linemen have been recognized as two of the NFL's best players in 2020.

Former Ohio State center Corey Linsley was named Friday as a first-team AP NFL All-Pro, marking the first time he has earned All-Pro honors in his seven-year NFL career.

Despite missing three games this season with a knee injury, Linsley was selected by a national panel of 50 media voters as the NFL's best center for 2020 as he helped lead the Green Bay Packers to a league-high 31.8 points per game, a 13-3 regular-season record and the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs.

Cam Heyward was named as a second-team All-Pro interior defensive lineman for the 2020 season following another excellent regular season for the Pittsburgh Steelers in which he recorded 54 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, three passes defensed and his first career interception.

It's the third time in four years that Heyward – now in his 10th NFL season – has earned AP All-Pro honors, as he was a first-team All-Pro in both 2017 and 2019.

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