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Ohio State Buckeyes' J.T. Barrett named top quarterback in Big Ten

02 December 2016
Ohio State Buckeyes' J.T. Barrett named top quarterback in Big Ten

Ohio State running back Mike Weber has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

Ohio State's J.T. Barrett, Pat Elflein and Mike Weber all picked up individual awards from the Big Ten.

Barrett ranks No. 3 in the Big Ten in total offense with 272.9 yards per game and has accounted for 33 total touchdowns. He also hauled in 20 receptions for 87 yards and totaled nine touchdowns. During the season, Barrett became Ohio State's all-time touchdown pass leader (69) and all time leader in touchdowns responsible for (100).

Elflein, who chose to return to Ohio State instead of entering the National Football League draft previous year, switched from guard to center and he has anchored a solid Buckeye offensive line.

Michigan State's Connor Cook won it a year ago - remember, Barrett and Cardale Jones split time in 2015 - and now Barrett is back as the Big Ten's best. He is only player in the nation with at least 700 yards receiving (822) and rushing (704).

Ohio State's top playmaker on offense may not have received the correct amount of touches in nearly every game during the regular season, but Curtis Samuel received enough to be named on the Big Ten's first-team by both the coaches and media.

The Buckeyes (11-1), coming off a double-overtime win over MI and ranked second in the College Football Playoff rankings, have the weekend off while Wisconsin and Penn State play in the Big Ten championship game Saturday in Indianapolis. No. 4 led the team with 1,546 all-purpose yards.

Just one of three Ohio State Buckeyes to rush for over 1,000 yards, Mike Weber will go down in Ohio State football history. He's the first Buckeye RB since Maurice Clarett in 2002 to win B1G Freshman of the Year.