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
Team assists nonprofit that
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.