Dec. 14, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State has four first-team All-Americans this year. Today, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) released its All-America team and junior offensive guard Billy Price was named to the first-team along with senior center Pat Elflein and sophomore safety Malik Hooker. Raekwon McMillan was named to the AFCA second team.
Price thus becomes the fourth first-team All-American for Ohio State this season. The 6-4, 315-pound fourth-year junior from Austintown, Ohio, and Fitch High School, had been named second-team All-American on five teams, including by the Associated Press, Walter Camp and The Sporting News. He and Elflein, who have started alongside each other for 40 consecutive games, were the anchors of an Ohio State offensive line that ranks ninth nationally in rushing at 258.3 yards per game and was one of three units selected as a finalist for the Joe Moore Offensive Line of the Year Award.
Elflein and Hooker have now completed a sweep of being named to every All-America first team and will thus become Ohio State’s 28th and 29th unanimous All-America selections.
Junior H-back Curtis Samuel earned first-team All-America status by the Associated Press and The Sporting News.
2016 Ohio State All-Americans First-Team