40 Buckeye Football Players Named Academic All-Big Ten Conference

40 Football Players Named Academic All-Big Ten Conference

Credit Source: Ohio State University Athletics

Represents largest class of academic honorees in program history


COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio State football program record 40 student-athletes from the team were named Academic All-Big Ten Conference today as the conference announced its honorees in the fall sports of cross country, field hockey, football, soccer and volleyball.


There were 25 Buckeyes who earned the academic honor for at least a second time. Three student-athletes – P Drue Chrisman, OG Gavin Cupp and TE Luke Farrell – were honored for a fourth time while five others – LB Tuf Borland, TE Jake Hausmann, LS Bradley Robinson, TE Mitch Rossi and LB Pete Werner – are three-time honorees.


To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, students must be on a varsity team, as verified by being on the official squad list as of November 1 for fall sports, who have been enrolled fulltime at the institution for a minimum of 12 months and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Three years ago, in a move to honor more deserving student-athletes, the league dropped the criteria that one had to have earned a varsity letter to qualify for the honor.


2020 Ohio State Football Academic All-Big Ten Conference Honorees
Honorees must be enrolled in classes at Ohio State for at least one year and carry a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00. Class indicates current academic standing


  • QB J.P. Andrade, So. – Undecided; from La Verne, Calif.
  • WR Kamryn Babb, Jr. – Communication; from St. Louis, Mo. (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • SAF Ryan Batsch, Jr. – Marketing; from Loveland, Ohio (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • DB Chris Booker, Sr. – Psychology; from St. Louis, Mo.
  • LB Tuf Borland, Gr. – Sports Coaching; from Bolingbrook, Ill. (3rd Big Ten honor)
  • RB Steele Chambers, So. – Undecided; from Roswell, Ga.
  • P Drue Chrisman, Gr. – Human Development & Family Science; from Lawrenceburg, Ind. (4th Big Ten honor)
  • OG Gavin Cupp, Gr. – Sport Management; from Leipsic, Ohio (4th Big Ten honor)
  • SAF Kevin Dever, Sr. – Finance; from Cleveland, Ohio
  • LB Tommy Eichenberg, So. – Undecided; from Cleveland, Ohio
  • TE Luke Farrell, Sr. – Human Development & Family Science; from Perry, Ohio (4th Big Ten honor)
  • DT Dallas Gant, Jr. – Finance; from Toledo, Ohio (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • DT Zaid Hamdan, Jr. – Criminology and Criminal Justice; from Mason, Ohio (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • K Blake Haubeil, Sr. – Communication; from Buffalo, N.Y. (3rd Big Ten honor)
  • TE Jake Hausmann, Gr. – Health Care Innovation; from Cincinnati, Ohio (3rd Big Ten honor)
  • LB Justin Hilliard, Gr. – Consumer Sciences; from Cincinnati, Ohio (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • QB Gunnar Hoak, Gr. – Sports Coaching; from Dublin, Ohio
  • OL Ryan Jacoby, So. – Hospitality Management; from Mentor, Ohio
  • OL Jack Jamieson, Jr. – Finance; from Lakewood, Ohio (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • LB Cade Kacherski, Jr. – Finance; from Dublin, Ohio (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • OL Chris Kuhn, Jr. – Construction Systems Management; from Sandusky, Ohio (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • QB Jagger LaRoe, Jr. – Marketing; from Colleyville, Texas
  • LS Roen McCullough, Jr. – Finance; from Columbus, Ohio (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • OG Harry Miller, So. – Pre-Mechanical Engineering; from Buford, Ga.
  • LB Teradja Mitchell, Jr. – Fashion and Retail Studies; from Virginia Beach, Va. (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • P Michael O’Shaughnessy, So. – Undecided; from New Albany, Ohio
  • DE Noah Potter, So. – Exploring; from Mentor, Ohio
  • TE Bradley Robinson, Sr. – Human Nutrition; from Troy, Mich. (3rd Big Ten honor)
  • TE Mitch Rossi, Sr. – Finance; from Franklin, Tenn. (3rd Big Ten honor)
  • TE Jeremy Ruckert, Jr. – Human Development & Family Science; from Lindenhurst, N.Y. (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • LB Ben Schmiesing, Jr. – Finance; from Piqua, Ohio (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • SAF Bryson Shaw, So. – Criminology and Criminal Justice; from Eldersburg, Md.
  • OL Ryan Smith, So. – Sport Industry; from Valley City, Ohio
  • OL Zach Stevenson, So. – Pre-Medical Laboratory Science; from Lewis Center, Ohio
  • RB Master Teague, Jr. – Communication; from Murfreesboro, Tenn. (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • QB Danny Vanatsky, Jr. – English; from Cincinnati, Ohio (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • DT Taron Vincent, Jr. – Sport Industry; from Baltimore, Md. (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • LB Pete Werner, Sr. – Real Estate; from Indianapolis, Ind. (3rd Big Ten honor)
  • CB Marcus Williamson, Gr. – Public Management; from Westerville, Ohio (2nd Big Ten honor)
  • OT Max Wray, Jr. – Communication; from Franklin, Tenn.

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