Ohio State Cornerback Shaun Wade Wins Big Ten Defensive Back Of The Year, Seven Buckeyes Named To All-Big Ten Defensive Teams
A day after earning nine selections to the All-Big Ten teams on the offensive side of the ball, Ohio State once again showed up plenty on the defensive All-Big Ten teams, with seven Buckeyes being listed, including two on the first team.
One of those was cornerback Shaun Wade, who was also named the Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year for his efforts. Wade, a junior, has 16 tackles (11 solo), three pass breakups and a pair of interceptions on the season.
Joining him on the first team was linebacker Pete Werner, who is having a breakout senior campaign. Werner leads the team with 32 total tackles (14 solo), and also has 2 1/2 tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble.
Past Wade and Werner, sophomore defensive end Zach Harrison and junior defensive tackle Tommy Togiai were named to the second-team All-Big Ten team, while senior linebacker Baron Browning, fifth-year senior defensive end Jonathon Cooper and senior defensive tackle Haskell Garrett were named to the third team.
Junior cornerback Sevyn Banks, fifth-year senior linebacker Tuf Borland, sophomore safety Marcus Hooker, junior safety Josh Proctor, junior defensive end Tyreke Smith and senior cornerback Marcus Williamson were all named as honorable mentions.
The Big Ten will close out its conference awards Thursday with coach and special teams honors.
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