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
Buckeyes and Knights meet for the first time; fans are asked to wear Scarlet or Gray!
Ohio State Overview: Jacoby Boren is a tough football player, an outstanding student and a young man of high character who is vying to be the team's starting center in 2014 ... he has been the first person taken during in each of the past two winter conditioning team "drafts" ... the winter workouts competition emphasize accountability, toughness, leadership and competitive drive and Boren was the overall No. 1 pick for a team captained by C.J. Barnett and Carlos Hyde in 2013 and by Michael Bennett in 2014 ... he was named a Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar in July 2014 for having a grade point average above 3.70 for the academic year and he is an Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree and a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in sustainable plant systems ... Jacoby is the third Boren brother to earn an Ohio State Varsity O letter (the trio has earned seven, so far), after Zach, a three-year starter between 2009-12 who graduated in 2013, and Justin, a two-year starter (2009-10).
2013 Season: Boren played in 6 games as the backup center to first-team all-Big Ten center 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 ... his total vs. Purdue is his high in a Big Ten game ... 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: 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: Boren 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.