Ohio State's 2015 seniors on the cusp of 50 victories
The scholars were all part of Ohio State's unbeaten, 12-0 2012 season
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
The offensive and defensive line positions have flip-flopped from 2012 in terms of experience
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
The Buckeyes return home to The 'Shoe for Senior Day against the #9 Michigan State Spartans.
2014 Season (Junior): For the second consecutive season, Boren played in every game -- all 15 -- and was the team's starting center in each contest ... he continued to display the typical toughness of a Boren, battling through shoulder and ankle issues to log more than 1,000 offensive plays from scrimmage for the season (1,016) ... his play along the line helped the Buckeyes set school records for points scored (672), touchdowns (90), passing yards (3,707) and passing touchdowns (42) while the team also finished eighth nationally in rushing with over 268 yards per game ... he was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American to become the 49th Buckeye to be so honored and the first since Brian Robiskie in 2008 ... awarded his second Varsity O letter.
2013 Season (Sophomore): Boren played in all 14 games as the backup center to first-team all-Big Ten center and NFL Draft pick Corey Linsley ... he played a career-high 57 plays in the season opener vs. Buffalo and added stints of 49 plays (vs. Florida A&M) and 34 vs. San Diego State and Purdue, respectively ... for the season, he took part in 198 offensive plays from scrimmage and played in six games while earning his first Varsity O letter.
2012 Season (Freshman): Boren enrolled at Ohio State in January 2012 and went through part of spring drills before having shoulder surgery ... he came back in the fall and played well enough to back up Linsley at the center position ... he played in two games: 14 plays from scrimmage vs. Miami and 23 vs. Illinois.
More on Jacoby: During the winter months Boren plows snow in the evenings and late into the night on campus as part of his family's business ... in high school he earned first-team Division I Ohio all-state honors by the Associated Press as a senior after leading Central, coached by Jay Sharrett, to the first Division I state championship game in school history and an 11-3 record in 2011 ... Boren was a two-way player on a team that lost its first two games of the season, but then won 11 consecutive games before losing in the state championship game to Cleveland St. Ignatius ... was rated the No. 37 offensive guard in the country by Rivals.com and No. 41 by ESPNU ... also rated as the No. 37 player in the six-state Midwest region by SuperPrep ... a four-year letterwinner, a three-time all-Ohio Capital Conference first-team performer, an all-central district honoree and a member of the Columbus Dispatch 2011 all-Metro team ... is the son of Mike and Hope Boren, both of whom were student-athletes at Michigan ... Mike finished his football career at Michigan in 1983 as the second-leading tackler in school history with 332 tackles, a total that still ranks sixth all-time in school history ... Hope competed in track and field.
No. 2 Ohio State falls to Penn State, 24-21
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