Eight Ohio State Players Earn AP All-Big Ten Honors, Including C.J. Stroud, Chris Olave, Nicholas Petit-Frere, Thayer Munford and Haskell Garrett

By Dan Hope on December 8, 2021 at 7:45 am
C.J. Stroud and Chris Olave

Eight Ohio State players earned All-Big Ten honors from the Associated Press on Tuesday.

Five Ohio State players earned first-team AP All-Big Ten honors, the most of any school. C.J. Stroud was unanimously selected as the first-team quarterback and split AP Big Ten offensive player of the year honors with Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker. Wide receiver Chris Olave, left tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere, left guard Thayer Munford and defensive tackle Haskell Garrett also earned first-team honors.

Running back TreVeyon Henderson, wide receiver Garrett Wilson and cornerback Denzel Burke were selected as second-team All-Big Ten honorees by the AP’s panel of voters.

All eight of those players also received All-Big Ten honors from the conference’s official awards that were announced last week.

Stroud, a Heisman Trophy finalist who was also named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and Quarterback of the Year last week, is a unanimous first-team selection after leading the Big Ten with 3,862 passing yards and 38 passing touchdowns during the regular season.

Olave led the Big Ten with 13 receiving touchdowns, while Munford and Petit-Frere have been stalwarts for the top-ranked offense in not only the conference but the entire nation.

Garrett leads the Buckeyes with 5.5 sacks and is tied for the team lead with seven tackles for loss.

Henderson is the Big Ten’s third-leading rusher with 1,172 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on only 167 attempts. Wilson is the Big Ten’s fourth-leading receiver with 70 catches for 1,058 yards and is tied for second in the conference with 12 receiving touchdowns. Burke, who started all 12 of Ohio State’s regular-season games at cornerback and immediately became one of the Big Ten’s top defensive backs as a true freshman, is tied for the second in the conference with 12 passes defended this season.

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