Price, Ward named first-team All-Americans by Associated Press

Ohio State offensive lineman Billy Price plays against Illinois during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Center Billy Price and cornerback Denzel Ward were named to First-Team All-Americans by the Associated Press.

Price was recently given the Rimington Trophy, the award given to the nation’s best center. He was also named the Big Ten’s offensive lineman of the year.

In 2017, Ward had 15 pass break-ups, two interceptions and 17 total passes defended.

The first-team honors picked up by Price and Ward extends Ohio State’s run of first-team honorees to five consecutive years with nine different players honored.

Defensive end Nick Bosa was named to the second-team by the AP.