College football’s best freshmen were honored Monday by the Football Writers Association of America.
Six Big Ten players were named to the FWAA Freshman All-American team, which counts both true and redshirt freshmen. Three of those players were from Ohio State: RB Mike Weber, OL Michael Jordan and DL Dre’Mont Jones. No team was better-represented than Ohio State.
Penn State OL Ryan Bates, Michigan OL Ben Bredeson and Michigan State WR Donnie Corley rounded out the Big Ten players on the team (Corley making it as an all-purpose player). The full team can be found here.
Weber, a redshirt freshman, had 1,096 yards and 9 touchdowns on the ground during his first season on the field for the Buckeyes. On defense, Jones (also a redshirt) racked up 52 tackles — 4 for loss — for Ohio State.
Jordan, Bates and Bredeson were all reliable up front for the Big Ten’s best three offenses, Bredeson and Jordan doing so as true freshmen. For the Spartans, Corley was second on the team with 453 receiving yards and found the end zone three times.