Marvin Harrison Jr. continues to make Ohio State football history

The Ohio State football legend just made another piece of history after being named a unanimous All-American.

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The Ohio State football team has produced a lot of spectacular players over the years. A lot of those guys end up having great NFL careers too. Very few of them achieve the height of being named a unanimous All-American twice in a career though.

In fact, there have been just four two-time unanimous All-Americans in Ohio State football history, and none since the 1990s. That changed today after Marvin Harrison Jr. became the fifth Buckeye to join that list. He completed a fabulous season that made him a part of Buckeye lore forever.

Harrison Jr.'s stats weren't gaudy this season. He still produced well, catching 67 passes for 1,211 yards and 14 touchdowns. He didn't lead the country in yards or touchdown catches. In fact, he had more yards a year ago. What he did with the talent around him is what made his season so great.

It's clear to everyone across the country that he didn't have a very good quarterback throwing him the ball. McCord was average at the position. That made what Harrison Jr. was able to do all that more impressive. He was the best player on the field every time he suited up.

Harrison Jr. joins elite company in Ohio State football history. The other two-time unanimous All-Americans are Hopalong Cassidy, Bob Ferguson, Archie Griffin, and Orlando Pace. That's some elite company to join in Ohio State lore. That's just how special of a player Harrison Jr. is.

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Harrison Jr. continues to say he will play in the Cotton Bowl. I hope he does, but I still wouldn't be shocked if he decided to opt-out and prepare for his NFL career. There's no chance that he stays for another season knowing he could be a top-three pick at the next level in the Spring.