December 15, 2020

Fields, Davis Win Major Awards from the Big Ten Conference

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two Ohio State football captains earned major postseason awards from the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday. Quarterback Justin Fields was named the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and the league’s Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year while right guard Wyatt Davis took home honors as the Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Fields and Davis were among nine Buckeyes on offense who made either a first, second or third All-Big Ten team. Ohio State, champions of the East Division, brings the nation’s No. 4-ranked scoring offense and No. 6 total offense into Saturday night’s Big Ten championship game versus No. 15 Northwestern.

All-Big Ten Buckeyes
Davis led a well-represented group on the offense line who were first team All-Big Ten by either the coaches or media. Center Josh Myers, who has started 18 of the last 19 games, was named first team all-conference by the coaches. Left tackle Thayer Munford, a senior and a 30-game starter over the last three years, was on both the coaches and the media first teams. Nicholas Petit-Frere (second team) and Harry Miller (third team) were both all-Big Ten selections by the coaches, meaning all five Ohio State starters earned all-conference accolades.

At the wide receiver position, sophomore Garrett Wilson and junior Chris Olave were both first team picks by the coaches. Wilson and Olave are the only teammates in the country who are each averaging better than 100 yards receiving per game. Wilson leads the league with 114.4 yards/game while Olave is second at 105.6. They have combined for 70 receptions, 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Master Teague, who is fourth in the conference in rushing yards per game (85.2), was second team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media.

Earning honorable mention honors were running back Trey Sermon and tight ends Luke Farrell and Jeremy Ruckert.

Justin Fields is Ohio State’s eighth Griese–Brees Quarterback of the Year in the 10 years that the award has been given out.

Ohio State’s Run of Griese-Brees Quarterbacks of the Year Continues
A junior from Kennesaw, Ga., Fields has played in just five games this year due to three cancellations. But when he’s been on the field, he’s been nearly unstoppable.

While running an offense that is averaging 532.4 yards and 46.6 points per game, Fields is completing a nation’s-best 78.1 percent of his passes for 1,407 yards, 15 touchdowns and just three interceptions. In his first three games of the season, he threw more touchdowns (11) than incompletions (10). In addition to leading the country in completion percentage, he’s also second in passing efficiency (281.4) and 15th in yards per game (281.4).

Fields leads the Big Ten with an average of 392.2 yards of total offense per game, which is nearly 100 yards better than any other player in the conference. He’s accounted for at least three touchdowns in all five games and has 71 total scores in 19 career games at Ohio State (3.7 per game).

Fields is Ohio State’s eighth Griese–Brees Quarterback of the Year in the 10 years that the award has been given out. He’s the 10th Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and the sixth in the last nine years.

Ohio State's Griese-Brees Quarterbacks of the Year
YearName
2012Braxton Miller
2013Braxton Miller
2014J.T. Barrett
2016J.T. Barrett
2017J.T. Barrett
2018Dwayne Haskins
2019Justin Fields
2020Justin Fields
Ohio State's Graham-George Offensive Players of the Year
YearName
1995Eddie George, RB
1996Orlando Pace, OT
2006Troy Smith, QB
2012Braxton Miller, QB
2013Braxton Miller, QB
2015Ezekiel Elliott, RB
2018Dwayne Haskins, QB
2019Justin Fields, QB
2020Justin Fields, QB

Wyatt Davis is the first guard in Ohio State history to earn the Big Ten's Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year award.

Davis Cornerstone Of Big Ten’s Top Rushing Offense
Junior right guard Wyatt Davis added another award to his resume today when he was named the conferences Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year. He’s the eighth Buckeye to take home the honor, the fourth in the last six years and the first guard in Ohio State history to do so. Only four other guards in the last 35 years have been named the Big Ten’s Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Ohio State’s Rimington-Pace Offensive Linemen of the Year
YearName
1993Korey Stringer, OT
1994Korey Stringer, OT
1995Orlando Pace, OT
1996Korey Stringer, OT
2001LeCharles Bentley, C
2015Taylor Decker, OT
2016Pat Elflein, C
2017Billy Price, C
2019Wyatt Davis, OG

Davis has cleared the way for the Big Ten’s top offense both in terms of total yards per game, passing yards per game and rushing yards per game. Ohio State’s 251.0 yards per game on the ground is seventh best nationally and the team has put up over 300 yards rushing in each of its last two outings. The Buckeyes average 5.50 yards per carry, good for No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 10 nationally. A first team All-American last year, Davis has started 20 consecutive games dating back to the 2018 Big Ten Championship Game vs. Northwestern.

Considered one of the best interior linemen in the nation, Davis leads a group of starters that on Monday were named Joe Moore Award semifinalists, which recognizes the most outstanding offensive line unit in college football.