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Ohio State Wide Receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. Becomes Unanimous All-American For Second Consecutive Season

By December 14, 2023 (11:18 am)Football

Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. was named a first-team All-American on Thursday by the American Football Coaches Association, making him a unanimous All-American for the second consecutive season and just the fifth two-time unanimous All-American in program history.

Harrison earned first-team honors from the AFCA in addition to the Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News and the Walter Camp Foundation, all of which are required to be named a unanimous All-American. It joins a growing list of recognitions for Ohio State’s star wideout, who won the Biletnikoff Award, Big Ten Offensive Player and Receiver of the Year awards and finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting this season.

Harrison has yet to make a decision on either the Cotton Bowl or the NFL draft, though the assumption is that Harrison – a projected top-three draft pick – will depart Ohio State after this season. Entering the Cotton Bowl – which several potential outgoing Buckeyes have already committed to playing in – Harrison has 155 career receptions for 2,613 yards and 31 touchdowns.

He joins halfback Howard “Hopalong” Cassady (1954-55), fullback Bob Ferguson (1960-61), running back Archie Griffin (1974-75) and offensive tackle Orlando Pace (1995-96) as two-time unanimous All-Americans in Ohio State history.

Seven others from the Big Ten – including Purdue running back Leroy Keyes (1967-68), Michigan wide receiver Anthony Carter (1981-82), Illinois wide receiver Anthony Carter (1981-82), Nebraska center Dave Rimington (1981-82), Illinois wide receiver David Williams (1984-85), Michigan defensive back Tripp Welborne (1989-90) and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor (2018-19) – also received the distinction.

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