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

By Jason Priestas on August 8, 2013 at 4:53 pm
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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