Due to the consistent strength of the Ohio State football program, fans tend to feel disappointed with anything less than a national title. However, let’s not let the dramatic (and heartbreaking) ending overshadow the success of the 2022 season and the student-athletes that made it so special.
Big Ten honors 🏅
- Quarterback C.J. Stroud was named the Big Ten’s Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year for two consecutive years. The Buckeyes now have five consecutive winners of the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year award.
- Sophomore wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. became the first Buckeye to receive the Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year honor in the Big Ten Conference. He also received national praise for his efforts this season, including a shoutout from LeBron James during the battle against Georgia.
- A total of 39 Buckeyes also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, which requires full-time enrollment for at least a year and carrying a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Six Buckeyes notched All-American honors — Marvin Harrison Jr., Paris Johnson Jr., Tommy Eichenberg, C.J. Stroud, Dawand Jones, and Ronnie Hickman.
Most notably, Harrison Jr. was a unanimous first team All-American selection, becoming the first-ever Buckeye to be a unanimous All-American as a wide receiver.
Heisman Trophy recognition 🏆
The Buckeyes have had five Heisman Trophy finalists in the past five years. This season, Stroud was a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive year, becoming the first Buckeye to be a two-time finalist. Prior to 1982, there were no Heisman finalists, as only the winner was invited to New York.
This recognition came prior to the Peach Bowl, where Stroud completed 23 of 34 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns. Thank you, C.J.
Counting down the days until Buckeye football is back? Stay tuned for spring game information, as the Scarlet and Gray faceoff usually happens in April.