Shazier, Roby Named to Sports Illustrated Preseason All-American Team

By Jason Priestas on August 8, 2013 at 4:53p
Ryan Shazier joins cornerback Bradley Roby on SI's 2013 Preseason All-American Team

Linebacker Ryan Shazier and cornerback Bradley Roby were named to Sports Illustrated's 2013 Preseason All-American team today.

Shazier, an honorable mention All-America and first-team all-Big Ten selection in 2012, led the league in tackles-for-loss with 17, while finishing second in the Big Ten in tackles with 115. His 70 solo tackles were the most by a Buckeye in 10 years (Matt Wilhelm with 79 in '02). Shazier was previously named to USA Today and Phil Steele's preseason All-American teams, and named to the Bednarik, Nagurski, Lombardi and Butkus awards preseason watch lists.

Roby led nation in passes defended last season with 19, including 17 pass break-ups, tying an Ohio State single season record, is a strong candidate for the Thorpe award this season, but first must face discipline for a July incident at a bar in Bloomington, Ind.

The two represent the first Buckeyes selected to SI's preseason All-American team since center Michael Brewster was named to the team in 2011.


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Buckeye_Mafia's picture

S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Jr., Alabama
Started 10 games and recorded an SEC-best five interceptions during 'Bama's BCS title run.
Haha!  no pun intended...

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buckeye_heart's picture

If Cameron Johnston kicks like he does in his videos I think he will have that frist team All-American all but in the bag.

DefendYoungstown's picture

kid can flat out kick... Tressel would have loved having him.

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Volfen111's picture

is august 31st here yet?? btw grats to roby and shazier.

i know only one thing thats certain..the power of human will
- joseph stalin

unholy bucknut's picture

Miller got hosed not making this list. Also a couple of our O line got hosed too not even a second team nod. I hope they use things just like this to fuel their fire this season. I guessing we have at least four guys on these teams after the season.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Two on the pre-season list!  Let's see even more on the post-season list!!
Go Bucks!!

IBleedSandG's picture

Braxton will be an AA by the end of the year.


ChazBuckeye's picture

This made me smile ear to ear :-)

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