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Elflein & Hooker have been named to seven first teams; Samuel is now on two
Billy Price, Raekwon McMillan and Cameron Johnston earn second-team honors
Lewis, McMillan, Hooker, Lattimore and Johnston garner first-team honors
The Buckeyes travel to College Park to take on the Maryland Terrapins.
The Buckeyes welcome the Cornhuskers to Ohio Stadium for a Top-10 Showdown.
Scenes from the Buckeyes' Big Ten opener against the Scarlet Knights.
2016 Season (Senior): Eddleman-Fields Big Ten Punter of the Year ... First Team All-Big Ten ... Ray Guy award finalist ... Second Team All-America by the Associated Press, Walter Camp, USA Today and The Sporting News ... has Ohio State positioned 5th nationally and 1st in Big Ten in net punting ... ranks 5th nationally and 1st in the Big Ten at 46.2 yards per punt ... season-long 70-yard punt at Wisconsin ... 61-yard punt vs. Tulsa ... recorded five punts inside the 20 at Oklahoma, helping Ohio State pin Oklahoma inside their own 35 to start each drive ... three downed inside the 20 at Penn State and again in the win at Michigan State.
2015 Season (Junior): Johnston was second in the Big Ten in punting with a 43.9-yard average, in punts inside the 20 (26) and in 50-plus yard punts (18) while helping the team lead the Big Ten in net punting (40.3) … he was named second-team all-Big Ten Conference and was a semifinalist for the second consecutive year for the Ray Guy Award … dropped four punts inside the 10 in the 38-10 win over Penn State … was named Big Ten special teams player of the week Sept. 28 after averaging 51.5 yards off four kicks against Western Michigan with three punts downed inside the 20 and three over 50 yards … averaged 54.7 yards off three punts vs. Maryland and 52.2 yards off six punts vs. Northern Illinois.
2014 Season (Sophomore): Johnston was outstanding for the College Football Playoff national champions, averaging a Big Ten-best 45.1 yards off 48 punts while helping the team lead the Big Ten in net punting average at 41.8 ... he was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award and was named honorable mention all-Big Ten ... his average would have been in the Top 10 nationally, but Johnston did not have the NCAA minimum of 3.6 punts per game to qualify ... unofficially, according to stats compiled by the FBS SIDs, Johnston ranked second nationally in both percentage of punts downed I20 (54.1 pct.; 26 of 48) and those downed I10 (31.2 pct.; 15 of 48) ... produced four games with over a 50-yard punting average, including a Big Ten championship game record average of 53.0 yards-per-punt ... had a Big Ten title game record 73-yard punt vs. the Badgers ... averaged 45.0 yards on six punts at Beaver Stadium vs. Penn State with four downed inside the 20 and two downed I10 ... Penn State ultimately punted after each of Johnston's punts that were downed I20 ... Johnston earned his second Varsity O letter.
2013 Season (Freshman): Johnston led all Big Ten punters with a 44.0 per punt average -- 16th-best nationally -- and was named a second-team freshman All-American by College Football News ... he also lead the nation in percentage of punts downed inside the 20 at 63.3 percent (31 of 49) and he ranked second nationally with 28.6 percent of his punts downed inside the 10 (14 of 49) ... almost 50 percent of his punts were fair caught (24 of 49) and, as a team, Ohio State was fifth nationally in net punting (40.8) ... Johnston had a long kick of 71 yards and nine of his punts travelled over 50 yards ... he was named Big Ten special teams player of the week after punting six times vs. Wisconsin and dropping all six inside the 20 and five inside the 10 ... he broke the school single game record by averaging 57.0 yards per punt vs. Illinois (Tom Skladany had held the mark for 37 years with his 52.3 average in 1976 vs. Michigan) ... Johnston bested his previous career long of 61 yards three times vs. Illinois, with his six punts travelling 63, 50, 64, 53, 71 and 41 yards.
More on Cameron: Johnston is a 22-year-old former Australian Rules Football player who came to the states before Australian punters were the rage … Ohio State needed a punter in the summer of 2013 and after Johnston’s tapes reached special team’s coordinator Kerry Coombs, the coaches ultimately signed him to a National Letter of Intent to attend Ohio State and play for the Buckeyes … he came out of the Melbourne-based punter/kicker training ground Prokick Australia, where he trained under the tutelage of Nathan Chapman.
CAMERON JOHNSTON'S PUNTING STATS
🌷🏈 Scenes From Spring Practice: March 28