Nine Buckeyes Make All-Big Ten Offense As C.J. Stroud, Three Other Ohio State Players Are First-Team Selections

By Griffin Strom on December 1, 2021 at 12:29 pm
Chris Olave, Nicholas Petit-Frere, C.J. Stroud

The nation's No. 1-ranked offense landed nine players on the All-Big Ten offense.

Ohio State had the same nine players represented on both the media and coaches’ ballots for the all-conference offense, as C.J. Stroud, Thayer Munford and Nicholas Petit-Frere earned first-team honors from both voting parties. Chris Olave was a first-team selection on the coaches’ ballot but a second-team selection by the media.

Stroud was also named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Quarterback of the Year and Freshman of the Year. The redshirt freshman Buckeye led the conference with 3,862 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns and a passer rating of 182.2 in the regular season.

On the coaches’ ballot, Garrett Wilson, TreVeyon Henderson and Paris Johnson Jr. were each second-team selections. Olave, Wilson, Henderson and Dawand Jones were named second-team All-Big Ten by the media panel of voters. Jaxon Smith-Njigba earned third-team honors on both ballots, while Jones is a third-team coaches’ selection and Johnson is a third-team pick by the media.

Aside from Stroud, Munford and Petit-Frere, four other Big Ten players were also selected to the first-team offense on both ballots: Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker, Michigan running back Hassan Haskins, Purdue wideout David Bell and Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum.

Other first-team selections included Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson, Wisconsin tight end Jake Ferguson, Nebraska tight end Austin Allen, Minnesota offensive linemen Blaise Andries and Daniel Faalele, Wisconsin guard Josh Seltzner, Michigan tackle Andrew Stueber and Northwestern tackle Peter Skoronski.

Three Buckeyes were honorable mentions for the All-Big Ten offense, with Jeremy Ruckert, Matt Jones and Luke Wypler all earning that distinction. Ruckert was an honorable mention on both ballots, while Jones and Wypler only received votes from the media.

Five Buckeye defenders earned All-Big Ten honors on Tuesday, with Haskell Garrett earning first-team honors and Tyreke Smith, Ronnie Hickman, Zach Harrison and Denzel Burke getting second- and third-team nods. Ohio State kicker Noah Ruggles earned second-team All-Big Ten honors on special teams.

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