Former Ohio State defensive lineman Cameron Heyward and former center Corey Linsley earned Associated Press NFL All-Pro selections for the 2021-22 season. Heyward was named to the first team while Linsley claimed second-team honors.
Heyward earned his third first-team All-Pro selection in the last five years. His previous first-team awards came in 2017 and 2019 with a second-team placement after last season. The Steelers defensive lineman recorded a career-high 89 tackles with 10 sacks, 15 tackles for loss, nine pass deflections, one interception, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 2021.
Linsley earned second-team honors on the heels of becoming a first-team All-Pro in 2020. He started all 16 games for the Los Angeles Chargers this season. According to Pro Football Focus, Linsley is the second-best center in the league behind Creed Humphrey of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Heyward and Linsely were the only former Buckeyes to make an All-Pro team. Defensive end Nick Bosa received five votes while edge rusher Joey Bosa, cornerback Marshon Lattimore and punter Camerson Johnston each received one vote.
Ohio State has several former players in the NFL Playoffs this season: Heyward, Dwayne Haskins (Steelers); Nick Bosa, Trey Sermon (49ers); Sam Hubbard, Eli Apple, Vonn Bell, Michael Jordan, Isaiah Prince, Billy Price (Bengals); Ezekiel Elliott, Noah Brown, Malik Hooker (Cowboys); Jordan Fuller (Rams); Shaun Wade (Patriots); Josh Myers (Packers).