Ohio State’s Wyatt Davis, Justin Fields, Shaun Wade Named Preseason All-Americans By Walter Camp Football Foundation

By June 11, 2020 (3:00 pm)Football
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Ohio State standouts Wyatt Davis, Justin Fields and Shaun Wade were named preseason All-Americans by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Davis, who started at right guard for the 2019 Buckeyes as a redshirt sophomore, was named to the first-team offense. The Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco product helped pave the way for the nation’s No. 3 scoring offense, which averaged 46.9 points per game. 

Now a fourth-year junior, Davis returns for his second season as a full-time starter with high expectations after blocking for the nation’s No. 4 offense in terms of yardage (529.9 yards per game) last season. 

An excellent run blocker, Davis helped guide the fifth-best rushing attack in the country (266.8 rushing yards per game), which was a great improvement from 2018 when the Buckeyes’ ranked No. 63 in rushing at 171.3 yards per game. He was named a second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and a first-team All-American by multiple outlets.

Fields was named a second-team preseason All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation coming off his dynamic 2019 season, which was his first as a starter and his first at Ohio State.

The Georgia transfer was granted immediate eligibility, and he thrived in his first season as a starter. Fields amassed 3,273 passing yards and 51 touchdowns responsible for as a sophomore, earning a second-team All-American nod from the Walter Camp Foundation.

Effective as both a passer and runner, Fields completed 67.2 percent of his passes and tossed 41 touchdowns. On the ground, Fields, who was also a former five-star recruit, rushed for 484 yards and 10 more scores. 

Wade was a third-team All-American as a third-year sophomore in 2019, recording 25 tackles (16 solo), four tackles for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and eight passes defensed. He was a five-star prospect out of Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy and the No. 2 cornerback in the 2017 class behind only former teammate Jeff Okudah. 

Overall, 50 players were named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation preseason All-American lists, representing 33 different schools. Head coaches and sports information directors will vote for the 2020 All-American teams in late November.