Sam Hubbard among three OSU DEs & Baker on Nagurski list; Jamarco & Price on Outland
Four Buckeyes earn first team All-Big Ten honors on the offensive side of the ball; six total honored
The Buckeyes open up the 2017 campaign in Bloomington with a Big Ten clash with the Hoosiers.
Ohio State Overview: Jamarco Jones is a leader along the offensive line, a true senior who is positioned to start for the second consecutive year ... he is a 36-game veteran, a 13-game starter with over 1,000 offensive plays from scrimmage and an anchor at the left tackle spot for the Buckeyes ... a three-time Varsity O letterwinner and is majoring in family resource management.
Notable: Jones is the next in line at a marquee position for the Buckeyes as the last three fulltime offensive tackles -- Mike Adams, Jack Mewhort and Taylor Decker -- were drafted into the NFL and a fourth -- Alex Boone -- is entering his eighth year in the league ... Jones spent two seasons as Decker's back-up before Decker was taken in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, No. 16 overall, by the Detroit Lions.
Honors & Awards:
2016: Second-team All-Big Ten Conference (coaches and media)
2016 Season (Junior): Jones was one of three new starters for the Buckeyes along the offensive line and he ended up having an outstanding season ... he not only earned all-conference honors, but helped Ohio State lead the Big Ten in rushing and rank 11th nationally at 245.2 yards per game ... the line was one of three units nationally selected as a finalist for the Joe Moore Offensive Line of the Year Award.
2015 Season (Sophomore): The sixth man along the offensive line all season, Jones played in all 13 games for the 12-1 Buckeyes, including seven games in which he lined up on offense (vs. just special teams situations).
2014 Season (Freshman): Jones earned his first Varsity O letter in 2014 as he played in 10 games as a true freshman for the College Football Playoff national champions ... played in a career-high 41 snaps vs. Kent State and had a Big Ten-game high of 19 snaps on offense vs. Rutgers.
More on Jamarco: Jones was a consensus four-star prospect and a Top 100 player nationally ... he was rated as high as the 63rd-best player in the nation overall by Scout and he also had high overall rankings of No. 74 (ESPN), No. 76 (247Sports) and No. 94 (Rivals) ... among the 10 best offensive tackle prospects nationally, with No. 6 rankings by both Scout and ESPN and No. 7 rankings by Rivals and 247Sports ... despite missing first half of his senior season with a shoulder injury, Jones earned Illinois Coaches Association first-team Class 6A all-state honors and Champaign News-Gazette all-state accolades ... helped De La Salle, under the direction of coach Dan O'Keefe, to the second round of the Illinois Class 6A state playoffs ... a 2014 Under Armour All-American Game participant and two-time all-Chicago Catholic League honoree ... is the son of Urica Jones.