South Orange football standout Ronnie Hickman, of Ohio State, earns Big Ten honors

Ronnie Hickman has earned third team honors in the all–Big Ten Conference.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange native Ronnie Hickman, a starting safety for the Ohio State University football team, was named to the all–Big Ten Conference third team.

Hickman, a four-year player, posted 54 tackles and one interception this season for the Buckeyes, who will play in the College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes, with an 11-1 record on the season, are the No. 4 seed and will face No. 1 seed and defending champion Georgia on Saturday, Dec. 31, in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Ga., at 8 p.m. Ohio State’s lone loss came against rival Michigan in the final regular-season game at home on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Hickman played at DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne.

Photo Courtesy of Ronnie Hickman Sr.