All of Ohio State football's historical, unanimous first-team All-Americans

It’s a select group. Every once in a while a player comes along in the Ohio State football program who becomes a unanimous first-team All-American.

To do it, a player must be named first team by the Associated Press, AFCA, FWAA, The Sporting News and Walter Camp. That’s right, all of them.

The Buckeyes are near the top when it comes to the number of unanimous first-team All-Americans.

They are fourth behind Alabama, Oklahoma and Notre Dame. All told, OSU has had 33 unanimous All-Americans, two behind Oklahoma,

one behind Notre Dame and six behind the Crimson Tide.

 Archrival Michigan has 25 unanimous selections.

So who are they? Here is the list of the unanimous first-team All-Americans at Ohio State by era.

Wes Fesler, End Ohio State Career 1928-1930 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1930

Les Horvath, Quarterback/HB Ohio State Career 1940-1942 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1944

Warren Amling, Guard Ohio State Career 1944-1946 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1945

Vic Janowicz, Halfback Ohio State Career 1949-1951 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1950

Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, Halfback Ohio State Career 1952-1955 Unanimous First-Team All-American Years 1954, 1955

Jim Parker, Guard Ohio State Career 1954-1956 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1956

Bob Ferguson, Fullback Ohio State Career 1959-1961 Unanimous First-Team All-American Years 1960, 1961

Dave Foley, Offensive Tackle Ohio State Career 1966-1968 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1968

Jack Tatum, Defensive Back Ohio State Career 1968-1970 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1970

Jim Stillwagon, Middle Guard Ohio State Career 1968-1970 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1970

John Hicks, Offensive Tackle Ohio State Career 1970, 1972-1973 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1973

Randy Gradishar, Linebacker Ohio State Career 1971-1973 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1973

Archie Griffin, Running Back Ohio State Career 1972-1975 Unanimous First-Team All-American Years 1974, 1975

Chris Ward, Offensive Tackle Ohio State Career 1974-1977 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1977

Keith Byars, Running Back Ohio State Career 1982-1985 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1984

Tom Tupa, Quarterback/Punter Ohio State Career 1984-1987 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1987

Chris Spielman, Linebacker Ohio State Career 1985-1987 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1987

Orlando Pace, Offensive Tackle Ohio State Career 1994-1996 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1995

Eddie George, Running Back Ohio State Career 1992-1995 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 1995

Mike Doss, Safety Ohio State Career 1999-2002 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 2002

A.J. Hawk, Linebacker Ohio State Career 2002-2005 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 2005

Troy Smith, Quarterback Ohio State Career 2003-2006 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 2006

James Laurinaitis, Linebacker Ohio State Career 2005-2008 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 2007

Joey Bosa, Defensive End Ohio State Career 2013-2015 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 2014

Pat Elflein, Center Ohio State Career 2013-2016 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 2016

Malik Hooker, Safety Ohio State Career 2014-2016 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 2016

Billy Price, Center Ohio State Career 2014-2017 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 2017

Jeff Okudah, Cornerback Ohio State Career 2017-2019 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 2019

Chase Young, Defensive End Ohio State Career 2017-2019 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 2019

Wyatt Davis, Offensive Guard Ohio State Career 2018-2020 Unanimous First-Team All-American Year 2020

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