COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior center Michael Jordan, one of the anchors of Ohio State’s offensive line this season, has been named an All-American by two organizations. He’s a first-teamer by SI.com and earned second team honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
Making the move from guard to center in 2018, Jordan continued the Buckeyes’ recent run of All-American-quality play at that position. He followed Rimington Award winners Pat Elflein (2016) and Billy Price (2017) and fueled an offense that is on pace to set Ohio State and Big Ten records for total offense per game.
Jordan has started every game over the past three years and is a two-time All-Big Ten selection. As a guard, he was a Freshman All-American in 2016 and first-team All-Big Ten pick in 2017. He made the move to center in 2018 and the results for the Ohio State offense have been historic. The Buckeyes are currently second nationally in total offense, averaging 548.8 yard per game, and No. 2 in passing yards per game (373.0). Their average of 43.5 points per game is No. 8 nationally. Ten times this year, Ohio State totaled 500 or more yards of offense, including 567 against Michigan and the nation’s No. 1-ranked defense.
Over the last three games – wins over Maryland, No. 4 Michigan and No. 21 Northwestern – Ohio State averaged 620.6 yards and 53.0 points per game.
In addition to the Buckeyes’ gaudy passing stats, Jordan also helped sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins rush for over 1,000 for the second consecutive season. Dobbins and teammate Mike Weber combined for 1,887 yards and 14 touchdowns this season.
Jordan is Ohio State’s fifth offensive lineman to earn All-American honors since 2012, joining Jack Mewhort (2013), Taylor Decker (2015), Elflein (2016) and Price (2016 and 2017).
Jordan and the rest of his Buckeye teammates, who won their second consecutive Big Ten title last Saturday in Indianapolis, will play in the 105th Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1 against No. 9 Washington. It will be Ohio State’s first trip to Pasadena since 2010 and only its third in the last 34 years. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. ET and tickets can be purchased by clicking here.