Ohio State Football: The ‘Iron Man’ wins Rimington Award

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Ohio State ‘Iron Man’ Billy Price adds another major achievement to his impressive resume.

For the second year in a row an Ohio State football player has won the Dave Rimington Trophy. The prestigious award is given to the top center in college football and Billy Price is this year’s recipient.

In 2016 Pat Elflein won the award moving from guard to center his senior year. Price did the exact same thing this season.

Price was named third team All-Big Ten by conference coaches after his sophomore year at Ohio State. Last season, he was voted first team All-Conference as a guard by both the coaches and the media. He was also named first team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association.

Earlier today, it was reported at SI.com Price was named first team All-American by Sports Illustrated. There are sure to be other honors to come as well.

The Rimington Award is given to the player deemed to be the top center determined by the consensus of four All-American teams. Those four organizations are:

  • American Football Coaches Association
  • Walter Camp Foundation
  • The Sporting News
  • Football Writers Association of America

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It’s a certainty he will be named to one or more of these All-American teams.

The awards coming Billy Price’s way are well deserved. Just think of what Ohio State football players, and the team as a whole, have accomplished since his first start on the offensive line in 2014.

  • Ezekiel Elliott had back to back 1,800 yard rushing seasons.
  • Mike Weber and JK Dobbins each ran for 1,000+ yards as freshmen.
  • JT Barrett was named Big Ten Quarterback of the Year three times.
  • Ohio State won a national title and earned a berth in the playoff another time.
  • The Buckeyes won two Big Ten titles.
  • Ohio State won 49 games.

There was one constant during that time, Billy Price started every game.

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Not too shabby for a young guy from Austintown, Ohio who was recruited to play on the defensive side of the ball. Great job Billy, and congratulations for all of the honors and awards you are receiving.