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Fields Declares For NFL Draft

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields runs against Alabama during the second half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields has declared for the NFL Draft. The two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year made the announce on Twitter that he will forgo his senior season.

Fields led the Buckeyes to the national title game this season before falling to Alabama. In his two seasons in an Ohio State uniform, Fields accumulated 5,373 passing yards with 63 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions. He completed 396 of his 579 passes (.683) and helped the Buckeyes win two Big Ten Championships as well as making it to the College Football Playoffs two consecutive years.

Fields is one of the top overall prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, is projected to be the No. 1 overall pick.

Lawrence and Fields met twice in the College Football Playoffs where the Tigers got the best of the Buckeyes in the first meeting in 2019 in the Fiesta Bowl, 29-23. Fields threw an interception in the end zone with under a minute to play.

This year, the Buckeyes got their revenge on the Tigers as Fields played arguably the best game of his college career. In a 49-28 route, Fields paced the Buckeyes offense with 385 yards and six touchdowns going 22 of 28 in the process.

Fields played his freshman year at Georgia before transferring to Ohio State.

For the Bulldogs, he completed 27 of 39 passes good for 218 yards and four touchdowns.

Olave Returning to OSU

Fields’ favorite target Chris Olave will return to the Buckeyes for his senior season. The wide receiver also made the announcement on Twitter. During his first three seasons as a Buckeye, the Ohio State standout has hauled in 111 receptions for 1,775 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Olave had at least five receptions in every game in 2020. He also turned in a 100-yard performance in five games and had two touchdowns in a game three times.

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