Ohio State Preseason Awards and Watchlists

Updated: Sep 20


Photo: Paris Johnson [AP Images]


Every year, Ohio State football players rank among the best of the best in the nation, and 2022 is no different as the Buckeyes are second in the nation with preseason AP All-Americans behind only Alabama. Ohio State also represents five of the 12 athletes from the Big Ten that were named to the All-American 1st and 2nd teams.


1st Team All-Americans

  • Running back TreVeyon Henderson

  • Wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba

  • Offensive tackle Paris Johnson


2nd Team All-Americans

  • Quarterback C.J. Stroud

  • Offensive lineman Dawand Jones


The Buckeyes also dominated the Big Ten Preseason Honors, taking three of the five spots for the East Division.


  • Quarterback C.J. Stroud [Unanimous Decision]

  • Running back TreVeyon Henderson

  • Wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba


The trophy room at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center is looking to add a few more awards to its collection this season, as the Buckeyes have guys on just about every preseason award watch lists.


College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service (Wuerffel Trophy)

Wide receiver Kam Babb


Top Defensive Back (Jim Thorpe Award)

Denzel Burke


Lott IMPACT Award Watch List & Lombardi Award

  • Defensive end Zach Harrison


College Football Player of the Year (Maxwell Award) and Top Running Back (Doak Walker Award)

TreVeyon Henderson


Lott IMPACT Award Watch List & Top Defensive Back (Jim Thorpe Award)

Ronnie Hickman


Top Interior Lineman (Outland Trophy) & Lombardi Award

  • Dawand Jones

  • Paris Johnson


Longsnapper of the Year (Patrick Mannelly Award)

Bradley Robinson


Top Placekicker (Lou Groza Award)

Noah Ruggles


College Football Player of the Year (Maxwell Award) & Most Outstanding Wide Receiver (Fred Biletnikoff Award)

Jaxon Smith-Njigba


College Football Player of the Year (Maxwell Award) & Top Quarterback (Davey O’Brien Award)

C.J. Stroud


Top College Center (Rimington Trophy)

Luke Wypler






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