Ohio State's defense improved dramatically the final third of the season and, in particular, the last month of the season.
Hankins and Roby named to second-team; Simon a third-team honoree for second time
All-Big Ten defensive tackle makes himself available for the 2013 NFL Draft
Nov. 20 - 26, 2012
A total of 16 different Buckeyes honored by the Big Ten after 12-0 season
Carlos Hyde rushed for 104 yards and 2 TDs.
Ohio State Overview: Johnathan Hankins elected to forego his senior season of 2013 to enter the 2013 NFL Draft ... he does so after a junior season in which he was named a FoxSportsNEXT.com All-American, a second-team Associated Press All-American and a third-team All-American by Phil Steele ... these honors after he was named to watch lists during the season for the Bednarik, Lombardi, Outland and Nagurski awards ... Johnathan played in all 38 games as a Buckeye and started all 13 games in 2011 and all 12 games in 2012 for the undefeated Buckeyes ... he closes his career with 138 career tackles, 16.5 tackles-for-loss (55 yards) and 5.0 quarterback sacks ... this powerful, yet agile and very athletic performer ranked fifth on the team in tackles in 2012 with 55 and fourth on the team in tackles in 2011 with 67 ... had a career-best 32 solo tackles in 2011 and 11 tackles for losses totaling 24 yards ... also had three quarterback sacks ... had a career-high 10 tackles twice: in 2012 vs. California and 2011 vs. Nebraska ... also recorded nine vs. Illinois in 2011 ... he was named the team's Jack Stephenson Award winner as the team's outstanding defensive lineman in both 2011 and 2012 ... he was named honorable mention all-Big Ten as a sophomore by the conference coaches and media ... Johnathan was named by the OSU coaches as the team's outstanding first-year player on defense after his freshman campaign in 2010 ... he earned a spot on the defensive line rotation and had 16 tackles, including a quarterback sack vs. Eastern Michigan.
More on Johnathan: A criminology major, Johnathan was a two-time all-state selection for Southeastern H.S. and coach Donshell English ... team was 11-1 and a division champion Johnathan's senior year ... had 12 sacks among his 85 tackles as a senior ... all-Detroit, all-metro and a Michigan Blue Chip player ... four-year starter.
JOHNATHAN HANKINS' CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
Draft Day: Denzel Ward