OSU football: Justice Hill makes all-decade team
QB: Brandon Weeden, 2010-11: Toughest pick on the board – Weeden or Mason Rudolph. The latter was a 3-1/2 year starter and set most of the passing records, but Weeden’s numbers were huge, too, plus he made all-Big 12 and won a conference title.
TB: Justice Hill, 2016-18: Kendall Hunter and Chuba Hubbard were all-American tailbacks this decade, but Hill was a three-year starter who rushed for 3,539 yards and twice made all-Big 12.
WR: Justin Blackmon, 2010-11: Two-time Biletnikoff Award winner, who in two seasons this decade had 233 catches, 3,304 yards and 38 touchdowns.
WR: James Washington, 2014-17: 2017 Biletnikoff Award winner, with 226 career catches, with a school-record 4,472 yards.
WR: Tylan Wallace, 2017-19: Biletnikoff runnerup in 2018 who was a threat to win in 2019 before a knee injury ended his season after nine games. Wallace has 146 catches for 2,512 yards and 20 TD receptions so far.
TE: Blake Jarwin, 2014-16: All-Big 12 in 2015, helped revive the position at OSU with 41 catches for 616 yards.
FB: Kye Staley, 2011-13: Resilient player who remade himself into a versatile and effective player.
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OT: Levy Adcock, 2010-11: Consensus all-American in 2011.
OG: Lane Taylor, 2010-12: Four-year starter for OSU who made all-Big 12 in 2012.
C: Grant Garner, 2010-11: All-American in 2011, the year of OSU’s Big 12 title.
OG: Marcus Keyes 2016-19: Four-year starter who made all-Big 12 in 2017.
OT: Zach Crabtree, 2014-17: Started eight times as a freshman, then started every game at right tackle his final three seasons, making all-Big 12 in 2017 and second-team all-Big 12 in 2016.
DE: Emmanuel Ogbah, 2013-15: 28 career sacks and the 2015 Big 12 defensive player of the year.
DT: Calvin Barnett, 2012-13: Two-time all-Big 12 who had 18.5 tackles for loss.
DT: Vincent Taylor, 2014-16: Run-stuffer made all-Big 12 in ’16 and had 12 career sacks.
DE: Jordan Brailford, 2015-18: 16 career sacks; all-Big 12 in 2018 and second-team all-Big 12 in 2017.
LB: Shaun Lewis, 2010-13: Four-year starter who made all-Big 12 in 2012 and had monster career stats – 248 tackles, 33 tackles for loss, eight interceptions and two defensive touchdowns.
LB: Chad Whitener, 2015-17: Transfer from California was a three-year starter at middle linebacker and made 240 career tackles.
CB: Justin Gilbert, 2010-13: 2013 Jim Thorpe Award finalist, made 12 career interceptions.
CB: Brodrick Brown, 2009-11: Second-team all-American in 2011 gets the nod barely over Kevin Peterson.
S: Markelle Martin, 2010-11: Leader of OSU’s 2011 Big 12 championship team.
S: Jordan Sterns, 2013-2016: Three-year starter who made all-Big 12 in ’16 and had 328 career tackles.
S: Tre Flowers, 2014-17: All-American in ’17 who had 284 career tackles.
K: Ben Grogan, 2013-16: Dan Bailey was an all-American in 2010, and Quinn Sharp made 50 of 59 field-goal attempts in 2011-12. But Bailey kicked just one season this decade, and Sharp missed that field goal OSU had to have in 2011 at Iowa State. So Grogan gets the nod. He was a four-year kicker, and the final three seasons he made 57 of 73 field-goal tries.
P: Quinn Sharp, 2010-12: Three-time all-American whose career punting average was 45.9.
KR: Justin Gilbert, 2010-13: Unfathomable six career kickoff returns for touchdowns.
PR: Josh Stewart, 2011-13: Returned two punts for touchdowns and averaged 17.5 yards per return in ’13.
Berry Tramel, Columnist