Hometown: Clermont, Fla.
Major: Accounting

A first-team All-America cornerback for the four-time Big Ten champion Buckeye football team, Chimdi Chekwa was a first team all-conference player and a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe and Bednarik awards in 2010. The Clermont, Florida, product considers it an honor to be “someone who represents the standard that student-athletes are held to in such a respected conference for character and tradition.” A key contributor on four BCS bowl teams, and Rose and Sugar Bowl championship squads, Chekwa, an honors student in accounting, was selected by the Oakland Raiders in April’s NFL draft.