Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud, TreVeyon Henderson and Denzel Burke Make FWAA Freshman All-America Team

By Dan Hope on January 17, 2022 at 1:26 pm
C.J. Stroud and TreVeyon Henderson

Ohio State is the only team in college football with three FWAA Freshman All-Americans this year.

Redshirt freshman quarterback C.J. Stroud, true freshman running back TreVeyon Henderson and true freshman cornerback Denzel Burke were all named 2021 Freshman All-Americans by the Football Writers Association of America, which revealed its annual team of the nation’s best freshmen on Monday.

Stroud earns Freshman All-American honors after a spectacular first season as Ohio State’s starting quarterback in which he completed 71.9 percent of his passing attempts for 4,435 yards and 44 touchdowns – ranking in the top five nationally in all three categories – with only six interceptions, earning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors and fourth place in the Heisman Trophy race along the way.

Henderson is a Freshman All-American after rushing for 1,248 yards – the second-most of any true freshman in 2021, behind only Wisconsin running back and fellow Freshman All-American Braelon Allen – and 15 touchdowns on 183 carries in his first season as a Buckeye. He also caught 27 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns.

Burke is a Freshman All-American after he started all 13 of Ohio State’s games at cornerback – playing the most snaps of any defender (731) along the way – and recorded 37 total tackles with 12 pass breakups and one interception, which he returned for a 23-yard touchdown.

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