Four former Ohio State football players will take part in college football All-Star games this week, looking to showcase their talents and potentially boost their stock for the 2023 NFL Draft.
Cornerback Cameron Brown and defensive tackle Jerron Cage will play in the East-West Shrine Bowl Thursday while safety Ronnie Hickman and offensive tackle Dawand Jones will take part in the Reese’s Senior Bowl Saturday.
Brown collected 55 total tackles, 2½ tackles for loss, an interception and 12 pass breakups across a five-year career in Columbus, the last two of which he served as a starter on defense. His interception and all of his pass breakups came from those two campaigns.
Cage never broke through to a starting spot during his six years with the team, though he did earn some rotational duty during the 2021 and 2022 seasons. A fumble return for a touchdown against Penn State in 2021 highlighted his time on the defensive line with OSU. In total he picked up 34 tackles, eight tackles for loss and three sacks for his career.
Jones spent the last two seasons starting at right tackle on the Buckeyes’ offensive line, earning All-American recognition in 2022.
Hickman earned third-team All-Big Ten status from both the conference’s coaches and its media in 2022, picking up second-team from the coaches and third-team from the media in 2021 after a 99-tackle campaign playing “bullet” for the Buckeyes. In 2022 he moved back to free safety and secured 53 tackles, 1½ tackles for loss, an interception and seven pass breakups.
Fans can catch the East-West Shrine Bowl at 2:30 p.m. Thursday and the Reese’s Senior Bowl at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Both games will be broadcast on NFL Network.