Sean Merriman, web editor, May 3, 2016

Former Ohio State standout Taylor Decker had his dream come true when he was selected in the first round of this past week's NFL Draft.

But during his time in Columbus, Decker had much more on his plate outside of football. He wasn't a communications, marketing or business major. Instead, Decker majored in Animal Sciences at OSU.

He spent the past two summers interning at the Columbus Zoo, where he worked with several rare animals.

Today, Decker got to meet a pair of clouded leopards at the Columbus Zoo, which were named after him. The female leopard is named Taylor, while the boy is named Decker.

The former OSU standout lineman posted a photo on his Instagram account with the leopards, which you can see at the top of this post.

"Such a cool honor by some of my favorite people I've ever met," Decker wrote on his post.

Decker appeared on BTN Live earlier this year and talked about his major and best memory from his internship at the zoo.

Check it out here.

Enjoy, Buckeye fans!