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Defensive co-captains lead Buckeyes against explosive Texas offense

Between winning national awards, Ohio State defensive co-captains and All-Americans James Laurinaitis and Malcolm Jenkins took time to speak with Katie Witham of the Big Ten Network as the pair preps for the Fiesta Bowl showdown with Texas Jan. 5.

Earlier this month, Jenkins landed the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s best defensive back. A couple days later, Laurinaitis was awarded the Ronnie Lott Trophy as college football’s impact player of the year.

Watch what the two seniors had to say about their final game as Buckeyes.

Malcolm Jenkins with BTN …

James Laurinaitis with BTN …