Three Buckeyes were named All-Americans by the Walter Camp Football Foundation on Friday night.
Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. was named a first-team All-American while cornerback Denzel Burke and defensive tackle Tyleik Williams were both named second-team All-Americans.
Harrison is the first Buckeye to earn Walter Camp All-American honors in back-to-back years since Joey Bosa in 2014-15. The Walter Camp All-American selection is the first of five he’ll need to receive to become a unanimous All-American for the second straight year – a feat that has only previously been achieved by four Buckeyes (Orlando Pace, Archie Griffin, Bob Ferguson and Howard “Hopalong” Cassady).
The other four selectors that determine unanimous and consensus first-team All-Americans are the Associated Press, the American Football Coaches Association, the Football Writers Association of America and Sporting News.
Harrison adds that All-American selection to a long list of honors he’s already received for the 2023 season including the Biletnikoff Award, the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year award and an invite to Saturday night’s Heisman Trophy ceremony.
Burke and Williams are recognized for being the two biggest stars this season on Ohio State’s defense, which ranked second in the FBS with just 11 points allowed per game during the regular season. It’s the first major All-American honor for both Burke, who’s led Ohio State’s passing defense as the Buckeyes’ top cornerback this season, and Williams, who leads the Buckeyes with 10 tackles for loss this year.