Six Ohio State Football Players Earned Preseason All-American Honors

By July 19, 2021 (5:00 pm)Football
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Buckeye leaves aren’t the only awards an Ohio State football player can receive. 

Six Ohio State football players earned preseason All-American honors for the upcoming fall season, and four were placed on preseason player of the year lists.

Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, Haskell Garrett and Zach Harrison are on the Maxwell Football Club watch list for the Maxwell Award and Bednarik Award, which honors the most outstanding offensive and defensive players in the nation. The four players, along with Thayer Munford and Sevyn Banks, were named preseason All-Americans by one or more national media outlets.

 Buckeye Sports Bulletin collected all of the preseason honors for each of the six players:

WR Chris Olave

Maxwell Award watch list

First-Team Preseason All-American: Athlon Sports, The Sporting News, Phil Steele, Walter Camp Football Foundation

WR Garrett Wilson

Maxwell Award watch list

First Team Preseason All-American: Athlon Sports

Second-Team Preseason All-American: The Sporting News, Phil Steele

DT Haskell Garrett

Bednarik Award watch list

First-Team Preseason All-American: Athlon Sports, The Sporting News, Phil Steele, Walter Camp Football Foundation

DE Zach Harrison

Bednarik Award watch list

Third-Team Preseason All-American: Athlon Sports

OT Thayer Munford

First-Team Preseason All-American: Athlon Sports, Walter Camp Football Foundation

CB Sevyn Banks

Third-Team Preseason All-American

Ohio State’s training camp begins at the end of July and the team opens its season with a road contest against Minnesota at 8 p.m. on Sep. 2, 2021.