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Dec. 15, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State has four first-team All-Americans this year. Today The Sporting News issued its All-America teams for 2015 and two Buckeyes – junior safety Vonn Bell and senior defensive tackle Adolphus Washington – were named to the first-team with Taylor Decker and Joey Bosa on the second team.

Bell, Decker and Bosa have all been named to multiple All-America first teams this year with Washington earning his first accolade. The nation’s oldest college football All-America team, the Walter Camp All-America team, featured Decker and Bosa. The Associated Press All-America first-team included Decker and Bell. The SI.com first-team featured Decker, Bosa and Bell. The CBS Sports team featured Decker and Bosa. ESPN.com’s first-team included Bosa. And now The Sporting News All-America team includes Bell and Washington.

Ohio State’s 2015 First-Team All-Americans
Sr. LT Taylor Decker – Walter Camp, Associated Press, SI.com, CBS Sports
Jr. DE Joey Bosa – Walter Camp, SI.com, CBS Sports, ESPN.com
Jr. SAF Vonn Bell – Associated Press, The Sporting News, SI.com
Sr. DT Adolphus Washington – The Sporting News

The four All-Americans are the most for Ohio State since the 2006 and 2007 seasons when four Buckeyes were also honored each year (Troy Smith, Ted Ginn Jr., James Laurinaitis and Quinn Pitcock in 2006 and Laurinaitis, Kirk Barton, Vernon Gholston and Malcolm Jenkins in 2007). Ohio State’s record number of All-Americans for one year is seven in 1974.

The final All-America team of the season – the American Football Coaches Association team – will be revealed tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 16). Either Thursday or Friday of this week the NCAA will announce the consensus All-American team comprised of individuals selected to the Walter Camp, Associated Press, FWAA, The Sporting News and the AFCA teams.