Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins wins 2018 Silver Football as Big Ten’s best player

Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins plays against Michigan during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. AP Photo/Jay LaPrete
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been named the best player in the Big Ten Conference after winning the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award.

The award is voted on by conference’s head coaches. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own players.

Haskins picks up the honor two days after he was named the Big Ten Conference’s Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and the league’s Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year.

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Haskins has led the Buckeyes to an 11-1 record and to the Big Ten Conference title game against Northwestern Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

He leads the nation in touchdown passes with 42 and he ranks second with 4,081 passing yards. He has set nearly two dozen school and Big Ten records already this season including Big Ten marks for passing yards and touchdowns.

The six-time Big Ten offensive player of the week is also nearing two more Big Ten records:

  • touchdowns responsible for; Haskins has 46 and J.T. Barrett’s Big Ten record is 47; and
  • total offensive yards; Michigan’s Denard Robinson owns that record with 4,272 yards set in 2010 but Haskins is just 65 yards shy of that with 4,208.
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