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Football: Members of Ohio State defense and special teams receive All-Big Ten honors

Ohio State redshirt senior linebacker Chris Worley (35), redshirt senior defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis (59) and redshirt junior defensive end Sam Hubbard (6), prepare for a play during the third quarter of the OSU vs. MSU game on Nov. 11 at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won 48-3. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo Editor

Seven Ohio State defenders and three special teamers were honored on All-Big Ten teams, the conference announced Tuesday morning.

Defensive ends Nick Bosa, Tyquan Lewis and Sam Hubbard, cornerback Denzel Ward, safeties Jordan Fuller and Damon Webb and defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones represented the Ohio State defense, while punter Drue Chrisman, kicker Sean Nuernberger and kick returner Parris Campbell came from special teams.

Cornerback Damon Arnette, defensive end Jalyn Holmes and linebackers Jerome Baker and Chris Worley were named honorable mention All-Big Ten.

The conference named Bosa and Lewis first-team All-Big Ten defenders by both coaches and media. Bosa has accumulated six sacks and one forced fumble. He also has 28 tackles, including 12.5 tackles for loss. The reigning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, Lewis has picked up five sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss. He also has 14 tackles, two recovered fumbles and one forced fumble.

Ward was named to the first-team All-Big Ten by the media and the second-team by the coaches. He ranks third in the conference with 13 passes defended, and has one interception. Ward blocked a punt in Ohio State’s win against Penn State and an extra point in Saturday’s win versus Michigan.

Hubbard was named second-team all-conference by coaches and the media. He has 36 tackles, the most by any Buckeye lineman. He has 4.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss.

Webb, Fuller and Jones were selected to the third-team All-Big Ten team. Webb, who was picked to the media team, leads Ohio State with three interceptions. Fuller was selected to the team by the coaches and has two picks. Jones was named third-team by the conference’s coaches and has five tackles for loss, including a sack.

Campbell was voted second-team All-Big Ten by the media for his 36.6-yard kick-return average on nine returns, which includes an 82-yard kick return against UNLV. Chrisman and Nuernberger were named third-team all-conference. Chrisman ranks third in the Big Ten in punt average, and Nuernberger has hit 14-of-17 field goals and made all 65 extra point attempts.

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