Lewis, McMillan, Hooker, Lattimore and Johnston garner first-team honors
For the first time, the Buckeyes host the Black Knights at Ohio Stadium
Ohio State meets Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl/College Football Playoff Semifinal
The Buckeyes welcome the Cornhuskers to Ohio Stadium for a Top-10 Showdown.
The Buckeyes travel to Piscataway, NJ for the first time to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 24, 2015.
The Buckeyes travel to Bloomington for their Big Ten opener against the 4-0 Hoosiers.
Ohio State Overview: Damon Webb is the lone returning starter in the Ohio State secondary after the loss of three players who were starters last year and, subsequently, first-round NFL Draft picks this spring … Webb is a veteran of 28 games played with 13 starts and, thus, a key leader within his unit … he has recorded 70 career tackles along with five passes defensed (one interception and four pass break-ups) … he is majoring in sport industry.
Notable: Webb is one of two Detroit Cass Tech teammates – running back Mike Weber is the other – who started all 13 games for the Buckeyes last season … one other school – Cleveland Glenville – also produced two 13-game starters for Ohio State last season (CB Marshon Lattimore and LB Chris Worley).
Honors and Awards
2016 Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches)
2016 Season (Junior): Webb made a position switch in spring 2016 from cornerback to safety and he ended up as a 13-game starter opposite Malik Hooker at the safety position this year … he was among the Top 5 tacklers on the team with 57 tackles, including two tackles-for-loss … he recorded his first interception as a Buckeye vs. Nebraska, returning it 36 yards for the first touchdown of the game … he also had three pass break-ups on the year … he set a career-high with eight tackles in the win at Oklahoma … had seven stops in wins over Northwestern and Michigan State.
2015 Season (Sophomore): Webb played in seven games for the 12-1 Buckeyes and earned his second Varsity O letter … played a career high 36 plays in the season opener at Virginia Tech, including 18 plays on defense as the nickle back … totaled 10 tackles on the season.
2014 Season (Freshman): Webb he played in eight games for the College Football Playoff national champions in 2014 as a true freshman and earned his first Varsity O letter … played in five regular season Big Ten games, including a personal best 35 plays vs. Illinois … recorded three tackles on the season plus a pass break-up and a forced fumble.
More on Damon: Webb, the second to commit to this Ohio State class of 2014, was one of the top players coming out of the state of Michigan -- he was a 2013 Associated Press Division I-II all-state pick and the state co-player of the year -- and was a consensus four-star prospect ... he also was considered one of the Top 50 players nationally, with a ranking of No. 40 overall by Rivals with Scout (No. 42) and 247Sports (No. 43) concurring and ESPN rating Webb No. 58 on its ESPN 300 ... at cornerback, he was ranked as the No. 5 prospect nationally by both Rivals and 247Sports, No. 6 by Scout and No. 8 by ESPN ... selected as the No. 2 player in the state by the Detroit News Blue Chip recruit ranking following his senior season ... also named the top defensive back in the nation at the U.S. Army All-America awards banquet ... helped Cass Tech, coached by Thomas Wilcher, to the Detroit Public School League city title and to a state semifinal appearance in 2013 with seven interceptions, 10 pass breakups, four forced fumbles and 42 tackles ... had two punt return touchdowns and seven receiving TDs ... as a junior in 2012 helped Cass Tech win a second consecutive state title ... transferred to Cass Tech from U-D Jesuit after his sophomore season ... first Cass Tech player to sign with Ohio State since Vernon Gholston in 2004 ... is the son of Stephanie and Damon Webb Sr.
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