Ohio State DT Haskell Garrett Named CBS Sports First-Team All-American

By December 24, 2020 (2:00 pm)Football
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Haskell Garrett, a senior standout at defensive tackle, was named a first-team All-American by CBS Sports, while fourth-year junior guard Wyatt Davis and fourth-year junior cornerback Shaun Wade earned second-team honors. 

Garrett, who was named a first-team All-American by Pro Football Focus, joined an elite group of Buckeye defensive tackles who have been named All-Americans, including Jim Stillwagon (1969, 1970), Pete Cusick (1973), Dan Wilkinson (1993), Quinn Pitcock (2006), and Johnathan Hankins (2012).

The former Las Vegas Bishop Gorman standout picked up another first-team All-American accolade despite only receiving third-team All-Big Ten honors.  Garrett was on one of two Big Ten players to earn first-team All-American accolades from CBS, along with Northwestern redshirt freshman cornerback Brandon Joseph.

The standout season by Garrett has been exceptionally impressive when considering he nearly lost his season, and possibly his life, when he was shot in the face Aug. 30.

The former four-star prospect miraculously recovered in time to be ready for the Buckeyes’ season-opening victory over Nebraska on Oct. 24. Garrett has been one of Ohio State’s most productive players on the season, helping hold opposing offenses to just 96.7 rushing yards per game to rank seventh nationally. 

Through six regular-season games, Garrett recorded 17 tackles (10 solo), with four tackles for loss, two sacks and one interception, which was a pick-six in the end zone on a tremendous athletic play. Across his four-year career, Garrett has totaled 37 stops (21 solo), 6.5 TFL and two sacks. 

In the 2020 Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 21, Garrett notched a career-high five tackles in the Buckeyes’ 22-10 win over Northwestern.

Beyond Garrett, Davis earned a second-team spot as the Big Ten’s Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year. Davis helped pave the way for the No. 5 rushing offense in the country (275.7 yards per game). Wade led the Buckeyes with two interceptions, and he earned the Big Ten’s Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year.

Ohio State earned its second consecutive berth in the College Football Playoff after winning its fourth-straight Big Ten title. The Scarlet and Gray will take on No. 2 Clemson in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2021 in New Orleans for a rematch of the 2019 Fiesta Bowl.

Photo credit: Dept. of Ohio State Athletics. 

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