Curtis Samuel, Raekwon McMillan and Pat Elflein all selected on Day 2
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Elflein & Hooker have been named to seven first teams; Samuel is now on two
Billy Price, Raekwon McMillan and Cameron Johnston earn second-team honors
Ties his career-high with 16 tackles in the double-overtime win over No. 3 Michigan
Ohio State meets Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl/College Football Playoff Semifinal
The Buckeyes travel to College Park to take on the Maryland Terrapins.
The Buckeyes welcome the Cornhuskers to Ohio Stadium for a Top-10 Showdown.
The Buckeyes travel to Penn State to take on the Nittany Lions in a primetime B1G matchup.
Scenes from the Buckeyes' first road game of the season at Oklahoma.
2017 NFL Draft: Raekwon was the 54th player taken in the draft with the Miami Dolphins selecting him midway through the second round.
Ohio State Overview: Ohio State’s leading tackler the past two seasons with 102 in 2016 and 119 in 2015 … named first-team all-Big Ten, a second-team All-American (Associated Press, Walter Camp and three other organizations) and a semifinalist for both Butkus Award and the Lott IMPACT Trophy … recorded 16 and 15 tackles in final two games of the season vs. Michigan and Clemson … All-Big Ten and second-team All-American in 2015 … started 26 games for the Buckeyes and played in 40 … a team captain in 2016 … had 270 career tackles, 17 tackles-for-loss and nine pass break-ups … leaves with one season of eligibility remaining.
2016 Season (Junior): First Team All-Big Ten ... Second team All-America by the Associated Press, Walter Camp, USA Today, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports ... Lott and Butkus Award semifinalist ... leads the team with 87 tackles ... tied a career high with 16 tackles in the regular-season finale vs. Michigan ... team-high 10 tackles in the win at Maryland where he also added 2.0 TFL, 1.0 sack and a forced fumble ... recorded nine tackles in the win over Northwestern ... had eight in the win at Oklahoma ... seven tackles at Michigan State ... recorded four tackles and one QBH in the win over Bowling Green ... eight tackles, 1 FF and 1 PBU in the win over Tulsa ... seven stops and a half TFL in the win over Rutgers ... six tackles and one PBU at Penn State… 15 tackles, two TFL of 12 yards in the Fiesta Bowl.
2015 Season (Sophomore): McMillan led the Buckeyes in tackles with 119 and ranked fourth in the Big Ten Conference in both total tackles and average per game (9.8) … his total was the most by an Ohio State sophomore in 25 years, or since Steve Tovar had 125 tackles as a sophomore in 1990 … McMillan was named first-team all-Big Ten by the media earned second-team All-America recognition on the Walter Camp ballot while finishing third for the Butkus Award, an award that he won as a high school senior … he started all 13 games at middle linebacker and led the Buckeyes in tackles seven times with high games of 16 tackles vs. Western Michigan (a career high) and 14 stops against both Indiana and Illinois … his high TFL game was 2.0 in the win over Illinois … credited with five quarterback hurries and had four pass break-ups … played 889 plays including activity on special teams in all 13 games.
2014 Season (Freshman): McMillan earned snaps on defense at middle linebacker in 14 games and he played in all 15 games for the College Football Playoff national champions ... he was named a freshman All-American by Athlon's, 247Sports and Scout.com ... he actually had more snaps at linebacker than the starter Grant in nine games, and he finished with 573 total plays, 471 of those on defense and 102 of them on special teams ... McMillan made plays when he was in the game and finished No. 8 among Ohio State tacklers with 54 tackles, a total that included 6.5 tackles-for-loss (24 yards) and 2.5 sacks ... he had an interception against Maryland that he returned 24 yards for a touchdown ... he had a personal-best and team-leading seven tackles vs. Kent and he had six in games against Michigan and Wisconsin, the latter coming in the Big Ten championship game ... he had a high of 2.5 TFLs, including two sacks, vs. Kent, and he also had 2.0 TFLs vs. Michigan,
More on Raekwon: McMillan is one of six from his recruiting class who enrolled at Ohio State in January 2014 … he was the nation’s top-rated inside linebacker prospect by ESPN and Rivals and he was chosen as the 2013 national high school Butkus Award winner as the top linebacker in the country … a five-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports, McMillan was rated as an overall Top 20 performer nationally by those three services … a four-year starter for coach Kirk Warner at Liberty County H.S., McMillan accumulated 456 tackles and 10 forced fumbles during his career … as a senior he totalled 159 tackles, 35.5 tackles-for-loss and 8.5 sacks for his 8-3 squad, and he also rushed for nearly 700 yards on offense … was named the Georgia Region 3 AAAA defensive player of the year and a first-team all-state pick after his senior season … a two-time Savannah Morning News player of the year … named a first-team Parade and USA Today All-American following his 2013 senior season … recorded five tackles in the 2014 Under Armour All-American game … is the son of Monica and Rafael Washington.
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