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Six Buckeyes Make Phil Steele Preseason All-American Team

By June 18, 2023 (8:17 am)Football

One of the nation’s leading college football preview magazines, the Phil Steele College Football Preview, put out its list of preseason All-Americans this weekend and six Ohio State players made the list.

Junior wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. and senior linebacker Tommy Eichenberg both made first-team All-American for the preseason, while junior guard Donovan Jackson, junior wide receiver Emeka Egbuka and junior defensive end J.T. Tuimoloau each made second-team. Junior running back TreVeyon Henderson rounded out the Buckeyes’ selections with a third-team nod.

Harrison was one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award a year ago, given annually to the nation’s best receiver. Expected to be one of, if not the best receivers in college football this year, he caught 77 passes for 1,263 yards and 14 touchdowns last year.

Eichenberg recorded the most tackles by an Ohio State player since 2014 last year, recording 120 takedowns and 12 tackles for loss on the campaign. He added an interception, which he returned for a touchdown, and three pass breakups.

Headlining the list of second-teamers is Tuimoloau, who had one of the best individual defensive performances in team history against Penn State in 2022. He’ll be looking for more consistency in 2022. After a strong year starting at guard for OSU, Jackson is drawing national eyes with his second-team selection.

Egbuka rounds out the list of Buckeyes Phil Steele selected to his second-team preseason All-America list, having caught 74 passes for 1,151 yards and 10 scores a year ago.

Henderson is picked for a bounce-back season by Steele’s magazine after injuries left him short of the production he hoped for last go-round.

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