Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud makes historical past with convention awards

Changing an Ohio State legend like Justin Fields wouldn’t be simple for anybody. Nonetheless, C.J. Stroud received the beginning job to be the signal-caller for the Buckeyes and didn’t look again. After enjoying via the ache of an injured shoulder early within the season, Stroud got here again to steer the No. 1 ranked offense within the nation.

Huge Ten voters took discover and named Stroud the Graham-George Offensive Participant of the 12 months, the Griese-Breese Quarterback of the 12 months, and the Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the 12 months. It’s the first time within the illustrious historical past of the Huge Ten convention {that a} participant has received all three awards in the identical season.

Having nice expertise across the freshman actually helped ease the training curve, however in the end the quarterback has to get the ball the place it must be. And Stroud did that each one season lengthy. In enjoying 11 of the 12 video games, Stroud threw for 3,862 yards with 38 touchdowns and solely 5 interceptions, whereas finishing over 70 p.c of his passes.

Irrespective of the way you slice it, these are spectacular stats, particularly for a child who had by no means thrown a cross in a school recreation earlier than this season.

Stroud is nearly sure to get an invitation to New York Metropolis as a Heisman Trophy finalist. Sadly, he won’t have one other recreation to make his case to take house probably the most coveted particular person award in faculty soccer.

Voters will likely be making their resolution after convention championship video games and the Heisman winner will likely be introduced on December 11 on ESPN.

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