Ohio State safety Cam Burrows gets up after breaking up a fourth-down pass against Northern Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Burrows, Fong among Ohio State Buckeyes to graduate

Burrows, a safety who was the first player to commit in the class of 2013, earned a degree in criminology. He enrolled at Ohio State in January 2012. He played in 12 games in 2013 and 14 in 2014. He appeared in all but three games because of a foot injury in 2015 and worked on getting healthy this spring for his last season.

The week after the spring game, defensive coordinator Luke Fickell said the coaches limited Burrows’ reps at the beginning of spring practices because of concerns of rushing him back after his foot surgery last fall. Then his knee started hurting when his reps increased.

“It’s not a fair assessment to look at him and evaluate him on where he’s playing in the last two weeks of spring ball,” Fickell said. “It’s a process.”

Fong, a walk-on defensive lineman, played two seasons with the Buckeyes. He earned a degree in pharmaceutical sciences.

Offensive linemen Pat Elflein and Jacoby Boren, running backs Bri’onte Dunn and Warren Ball, wide receivers Corey Smith and Kato Mitchell and linebacker Curtis Grant were among the current and former Buckeyes to graduate.