Dec. 17, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Standout Ohio State junior linebacker Ryan Shazier was named today to the Associated Press All-American team. This first-team selection on the prestigious AP All-American team is Shazier’s fourth first-team honor this season, after he was previously named to the first teams for the Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com and USA Today All-American teams.
Shazier, who was also selected to the Walter Camp All-American second team, ranks third nationally in both tackles-for-loss (22.5) and solo tackles (94), and he also leads the Big Ten with 134 total tackles, a figure good for 13th nationally.
Shazier’s 22.5 tackles-for-loss leaves him just 3.5 TFLs from tying the school record held by defensive line coach Mike Vrabel (26 in 1995). He tied two school records in his 20-tackle game vs. Indiana: most solo tackles in one game (16) and most tackles-for-loss (5.0).
More Honors for Mewhort
Senior left tackle Jack Mewhort, named a first-team ESPN.com All-American Monday, was named a third-team Associated Press All-American, a second-team All-American by Sports Illustrated and a third-team All-American by CBSSports.com today. Mewhort has previously been named a second-team All-American by Walter Camp.
Hyde Named to Third Team
Carlos Hyde, the Big Ten’s Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year after scoring 14 touchdowns and leading the conference in rushing with 140.8 yards per game, was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press.
Hyde is on a stretch of eight consecutive 100-yard rushing games, a power surge that has the senior from Tampa nearing Top 5 status for both single season and career rushing yards. With 1,408 yards this season, he needs 170 yards to top Archie Griffin’s Top 5 total of 1,577 set during the 1973 season. No. 4 on the list: Chris Wells’ 1,609 yards in 2007. And with 3,085 career yards he needs 116 yards to top Keith Byars’ Top 5 total of 3,200 yards between 1982-85.
Barnett Also Honored
Senior safety C.J. Barnett was named a third-team All-American by CBSSports.com. Barnett is a three-year starter (36 starts) at safety who has played in 44 games. He is second on the team in tackles with 79. Sunday he graduated from Ohio State with his degree in family resource management and family studies.