COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Big Ten announced Tuesday night the league’s football awards for defensive and special teams players and five Ohio State players earned first team honors.
DE Tyquan Lewis was named the league’s Defensive Lineman of the Year. He recorded 10 tackles for loss and 7 sacks this season.
LB Raekwon McMillan was named 1st team at linebacker. He leads OSU in tackles with 87, including 16 stops against Michigan.
SAF Malik Hooker earned 1st team honors after picking off 6 passes and scoring 3 touchdowns this season. Some experts thought he would be a leading candidate for B1G Defensive Player of the year. That award went to Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers.
CB Marshon Lattimore was named to the league’s 1st team by the coaches.
And P Cameron Johnston was named the league’s punter of the year. He averaged more than 46 yards per punt and led the B1G in net punting.
Other OSU honorees:
2nd Team: CB Gareon Conley
3rd Team: K Tyler Durbin, RET Parris Campbell
Honorable Mention: LB Jerome Baker, DT Michael Hill, DE Jalyn Holmes, DE Sam Hubbard, CB Denzel Ward and SAF Damon Webb.
Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst was named B1G head coach of the year by the coaches, while Penn State’s James Franklin earned that honor from the league’s media.
The league will announce offensive award winners Wednesday night.