All-Decade Ohio State Football Dream Team (2005-2015)

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Middle Linebacker: James Laurinaitis (2006-08)

Award winning wise, James Laurinaitis A.K.A. “Little Animal” is the most accomplished linebacker in Buckeye history. Laurinaitis was a three-time consensus All-American who took home the Bronco Nagurski award (2006), the Dick Butkus award (2007), the Jack Lambert award (2007, 2008), the Lott trophy (2008) and the Lowe’s senior CLASS award (2008).

“Little Animal” is one of only four players in Buckeye history to lead the team in tackles three times in a career, and he is the only player in college football history to win the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award twice (2007, 2008).

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