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
The offensive and defensive line positions have flip-flopped from 2012 in terms of experience
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Buckeyes and Knights meet for the first time; fans are asked to wear Scarlet or Gray!
Ohio State Overview: Jacoby Boren is a young man of impeccable character and he is already becoming a leader despite only being in his second year with the program ... he was the first person taken during the 2013 winter workouts team draft ... the winter workouts competition emphasize accountability, toughness, leadership and competitive drive and Boren was the overall No. 1 pick for a team captained by C.J. Barnett and Carlos Hyde ... Boren enrolled at Ohio State in January 2012 and went through part of spring drills before having shoulder surgery ... he came back in the fall and played well enough to back up Corey Linsley at the center position ... he played in two games: 14 plays from scrimmage vs. Miami and a career-high 23 vs. Illinois.
More on Jacoby: Boren carried a perfect, 4.0, grade point average during the spring semester and his cumulative GPA through his first year-and-a-half at Ohio State is 3.96 on a 4.0 scale ... he is majoring in agricultural systems management and is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete ... he is majoring in agricultural systems management ... he came to Ohio State after earning first-team Division I Ohio all-state honors by the Associated Press as a senior ... he helped lead Central, coached by Jay Sharrett, to the first Division I state championship game in school history and an 11-3 record in 2011 ... Boren was a two-way player on a team that lost its first two games of the season, but then won 11 consecutive games before losing in the state championship game to Cleveland St. Ignatius ... rated the No. 37 offensive guard in the country by Rivals.com and No. 41 by ESPNU ... also rated as the No. 37 player in the six-state Midwest region by SuperPrep ... a four-year letterwinner, a three-time all-Ohio Capital Conference first-team performer, an all-central district honoree and a member of the Columbus Dispatch 2011 all-Metro team, Jacoby is the third Boren brother to play for the Buckeyes after Zach, who graduated last year, and Justin, a two-year starter (2009-10) ... the Boren brothers (and sister Kallie) are the children of Mike and Hope Boren, both of whom were student-athletes at Michigan ... Mike finished his football career at Michigan in 1983 as the second-leading tackler in school history with 332 tackles, a total that still ranks sixth all-time in school history ... Hope competed in track and field.