Six different positions represented by Ohio State players on NFL.com team
Four Buckeyes earn first team All-Big Ten honors on the offensive side of the ball; six total honored
Ohio State's 2015 seniors on the cusp of 50 victories
Busses will shuttle students to the Woody from the RPAC and Ohio Union starting at 9:45 a.m.
The offensive and defensive line positions have flip-flopped from 2012 in terms of experience
The Buckeyes return home to The 'Shoe for Senior Day against the #9 Michigan State Spartans.
2014 Season (Junior): Decker started all 15 games at left tackle and earned second-team all-Big Ten Conference honors by both the coaches and the media voters ... helped pave the way for Ohio State rushers to gain 3,967 yards on the ground, the second-highest total in school history, and rank eighth nationally with over 264 yards per game ... the 2014 Buckeye offense also set school records for touchdowns (90), points scored (637), passing yards (3,707) and passing touchdowns (42) this year ... Decker logged 1,034 offensive plays, including a personal best 107 vs. Cincinnati and 85 against Oregon in the national championship game.
2013 Season (Sophomore): Decker started all 14 games and was part of an offensive line that helped the Buckeyes' record-setting offense to a ranking of fifth nationally in rushing (308.6 yards per game) while shattering school records for points scored (637), touchdowns (87) and touchdown passes (38) ... he played more snaps from scrimmage -- 941 -- than every other offensive player and he ranked fifth on the team in total plays ... he had games of 92 plays on offense vs. California and 76 vs. both Michigan State and Clemson, respectively.
2012 Season (Freshman): Decker enrolled at Ohio State in March 2012 and in time for the start of the 2012 spring drills ... he played in all 12 games for the undefeated Buckeyes in 2012, mostly on special teams ... he did earn snaps from the line of scrimmage in four games, including 22 offensive plays against Illinois ... he earned the first of his three Varsity O letters.
More on Taylor: Decker was a three-year starter at tackle for Vandalia Butler and a three-year letterman in basketball, and he was good enough on the hardwood to draw interest from mid-majors ... as a senior in 2011 he helped the Aviators to a 6-4 record on the gridiron, the school's first winning record in eight years, and he was named first-team Division II all-state by the Associated Press ... he was rated the No. 23 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com and a four-start prospect by the site ... also rated the No. 77 player nationally and the No. 7 senior in the state of Ohio in 2011 by Scout.com (No. 14 by Rivals.com) ... a member of the Rivals 250 ... he is the son of Ron and Sheila Decker.
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