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
Ohio State had its second practice of the spring Thursday; now the team is off until the 19th
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Ohio State Overview: Craig Fada is one of those guys coaches like having on the team, and he is consistently praised for his work ethic and his efforts ... he is a fourth-year junior who is in his fourth season with the football program after initially being invited to the team as walk-on during the summer of 2012 ... a special teams standout, Fada has played in 26 games the past two seasons and he is a two-year Varsity O letterwinner ... he is majoring in biology and has earned one Academic All-Big Ten honor so far.
2014 Season (Sophomore): Fada played in all 15 games for the College Football Playoff national champions and earned his second Varsity O letter ... played a career-best 26 plays in the Big Ten championship game vs. Wisconsin, including 10 plays on defense ... was in for 17 and 16 plays, respectively, in the Sugar Bowl win over Alabama and the national championship game win over Oregon ... made five tackles on the season, including two vs. Wisconsin.
2013 Season (Freshman): Fada saw action in 11 games on special teams during the season with a high of 14 plays vs. Florida A&M and 13 vs. Illinois in Big Ten action ... he did not see any game action in 2012 for the undefeated Buckeyes and red-shirted the year.
More on Craig: Fada played both linebacker and tight end for coach Dan Bjelac's Bishop Watterson Eagles team, finishing with 45 tackles, four sacks and an interception as a senior and being named Central District defensive player of the year ... also earned all-Ohio and all-Ohio Capital Conference honors ... he scored two touchdowns among his seven catches for 143 yards ... in 2010, Bishop Watterson won the Division III Ohio state championship ... Craig's father, Rob, blocked for Dan Marino at Pitt and later went on to have three-year NFL career, spending two years with Chicago and one with Kansas City.