Ohio State will suit up 14 college graduates for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
Graduates include All-Americans and academic standouts
Lewis, McMillan, Hooker, Lattimore and Johnston garner first-team honors
The Buckeyes welcome the Cornhuskers to Ohio Stadium for a Top-10 Showdown.
Scenes from the Buckeyes' Big Ten opener against the Scarlet Knights.
The Buckeyes travel to Piscataway, NJ for the first time to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 24, 2015.
Ohio State Overview: Michael Hill graduated in December 2017 with his degree in sport and industry. One of six on the roster in their fifth year in 2017, Hill was a veteran along the defensive front wall. He played in 42 games and started 15 times at defensive tackle. His games played included five in 2014 when the Buckeyes won the College Football Playoff national championship. He finished with 37 career tackles and 5.5 tackles-for-loss which included two quarterback sacks. Best year statistically came as a junior in 2016 when he started all 13 games and recorded 21 tackles.
Honors & Awards
2017: Graduated in December (sports and industry)
2016: Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches & media)
More on Michael: A U.S. Army All-America Bowl invitee, Hill was a consensus four-star prospect as a high school senior and one of the Top 20 defensive tackles in the nation by Scout. He was listed on the ESPN 300 (216). Was named to the South Carolina Shrine Bowl and the No. 6 player in the state by 247Sports, despite an unfortunate end to his senior season when he injured a hand in the eighth game that caused him to miss the remainder of the season. Dominant as a junior with 25 tackles-for-losses and 81 total tackles. He is the son of Dianne Blount and Michael Hill, Sr.
HILL'S DEFENSIVE STATS