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Ohio State names athletes of the year

Dwayne Haskins has added another honor to his considerable list. 

The former Buckeye quarterback was named 2018-19 Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year on Wednesday following a record-breaking single season calling the signals for the Scarlet and Gray offense. 

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He threw for a Big Ten record 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns while leading the Buckeyes to a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl win. 

He also had one of the great performances of all time in the Michigan game, throwing for 396 yards and six touchdowns against a Wolverines defense that entered the game leading the nation with an average of 123.2 yards passing allowed per game. 

Haskins finished third in Heisman Trophy voting, was named first-team All-Big Ten and won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the Big Ten’s most valuable player. 

The last football player to win male athlete of the year at Ohio State was Troy Smith in 2007. He won the 2006 Heisman Trophy. 

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Each school’s athlete of the year is also nominated for Big Ten athlete of the year. 

The last Ohio State male to win that honor is wrestler Kyle Snyder in 2018. 

Eddie George (1996) is the only Buckeye football player to be named Big Ten athlete of the year. 

The 2018-19 Ohio State Female Athlete of the Year is Sade Olatoye, who broke Ohio State records for the shot put (indoor and outdoor), weight throw and hammer throw. 

She won Big Ten titles in the weight throw and indoor shot put while finishing runner-up in the outdoor shot put and hammer throw. 

The last Big Ten female athlete of the year winner from Ohio State was track star Christina Manning in 2012. 

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