Carolina Panthers offensive guard Andrew Norwell and Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward, both former Ohio State players, earned NFL first-team All-Pro honors Wednesday morning.
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Norwell started 39 games at Ohio State from 2010-13, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors his junior and senior seasons. The Ohio State offense put up big numbers in 2013, as the team set school records in rushing yards (4,321), yards per play (7.14), yards per game (511.9) and points per game (45.4).
He went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft but was signed by the Carolina Panthers shortly afterward. He found his way into the starting lineup as a rookie in 2014 and has never left, establishing himself as a reliable protector of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
Heyward stormed onto the scene as an Ohio State rookie in 2007, recording 32 tackles and 2 sacks en route to earning freshman All-America honors by Sporting News, Rivals.com and Scout.com. His college success continued, and after recording 48 tackles, 3.5 sacks and an interception as a senior in 2010, Heyward was selected with the 31st pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Steelers.
He’s been a big part of the Steelers’ defense since. In the 2017 regular season he had 45 tackles and 12 sacks.