Nick Bosa and Damon Arnette Make Sports Illustrated Preseason All-American Teams

By Kevin Harrish on August 15, 2018 at 1:02 pm
Nick Bosa and Damon Arnette make All-American teams.

Nick Bosa collected even more recognition on Wednesday afternoon, earning first-team preseason All-American honors from Sports Illustrated, but this time he wasn't alone on the list as teammate Damon Arnette was given second-team honors.

Bosa heads into the season as the near consensus top defensive end in the country, and is already being projected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft ahead of his junior season.


Bosa and defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones may have something to say about Clemson's claim to having the nation's best defensive line by season's end. The younger brother of Chargers centerpiece Joey Bosa led the Buckeyes with 8.5 sacks last season.

For Bosa, it was his second preseason All-American honors of the day, as he was named one of just three unanimous selections to CBS Sports' preseason All-American team.

Arnette's second-team honors come ahead of a season where he's expected to play a vital role in the Buckeye defense.

Arnette is the only cornerback on the roster that's been with the team longer than one season, and will look to be a leader after the departure of Denzel Ward, who was selected No. 4 overall in the NFL Draft.

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