Athlon Sports preseason All-Big Ten selections: Ohio State dominates with 16 players
June 5, 2022
Preseason college football magazines and publications will be published soon, but some content is already out. Athlon Sports has released its college football preseason top 25 and other online information regarding the upcoming season.
Ohio State will be well-represented on preseason All-Big Ten teams. Michigan has one more player across all four teams than OSU, but the Buckeyes have eight first-teamers.
There are sixteen Ohio State players among the four teams for 2022. Of course, it's all predicated on projecting how good each will be in the upcoming autumn.
First-team All-Big Ten
The first-team All-Big Ten offense line will include some players from Ohio State, such as RB TreVeyon Henderson, WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, OL Paris Johnson, and Jr. Dewand Jones. Each player shows some memorable play in their NCAA career.
In Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State Buckeyes RB Henderson (32) scored a touchdown against the Maryland Terrapins in October. Meanwhile, during the fourth quarter of the Rose Bowl versus the Utah Utes on January 1, 2022, Ohio State Buckeyes WR Njigba (11) celebrated a touchdown with his teammates.
In the College Football Playoff semi-final in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Friday, January 1, 2021, Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Johnson Jr. (77) blocked Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Jordan Williams (59).
Ohio State offensive lineman Johnson Jr. (77) blocked Clemson's defensive tackle Jordan Williams (59)in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in January 2021.
The first-team All-Big Ten defense line will include players like CB Denzel Burke, KR Emeka Egbuka, and Safety Ronny Hickman.
Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Denzel Burke (29) scores a touchdown after an interception against Rutgers on October 2, 2021, at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Meanwhile, Emeka Egbuka (12) of the Ohio State Buckeyes is tackled by Utah Utes running back Micah Bernard (2) during the third quarter of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on January 1, 2022.
Second-team All-Big Ten
Second-team All-Big Ten offense includes DL Jack Sawyer. During the fourth quarter of an NCAA Division, I football game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Maryland Terrapins at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, defensive end Jack Sawyer (33) celebrated following a sack.
Kicker Noah Ruggles was included in the second team in the defense line. One of his memorable actions was when Ruggles (95) kicked the game-winning field goal against the Utah Utes in the 2022 Rose Bowl.
Offensive Lineman Luke Wypler (53) was chosen as a second-team specialist. He made an appearance against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the game at Huntington Stadium at the University of Minnesota in September 2021.
Third-team All-Big Ten
In offense and defense, J.T. Tuimoloau and Tommy Eichenberg will be put on the third team, respectively. Tuimoloau (44) made an appearance during an NCAA game against Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington on October 2021 as Ohio won 54-7.
Meanwhile, Linebacker Eichenberg (35) made quite an appearance when he, together with Burke (29), tackled Tulsa Golden Hurricane RB Anthony Watkins (23) in the third quarter of the NCAA game in September 2021.
Fourth-team All-Big Ten
Fourth -the team only consists of one player: defensive linemen Tyleik Williams (91). He was seen celebrating in the game for Ohio after sacking Akron Zips QB Dj Irons (0) during the fourth quarter of the NCAA Division I game in September 2021.