Ten Big Ten players were named as preseason honorees on Friday, and three of them are from Ohio State.
Ohio State right guard Wyatt Davis, quarterback Justin Fields and cornerback Shaun Wade are among the 10 players selected by a media panel as this year's Big Ten preseason honorees – the closest thing the Big Ten has to an actual all-conference team – making Ohio State the only team with three selections.
The Big Ten Conference announced its 2020 football preseason honors on BTN on Friday, a group which featured four returning All-Americans and eight former All-Big Ten selections.https://t.co/sousHTqBOT pic.twitter.com/gEJLWCruP5— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) October 16, 2020
Widely considered to be Ohio State's three best players, Fields, Wade and Davis are all expected to be among the Big Ten's stars and the best players in all of college football this year. Davis was already a first-team All-American last year – and selected to BTN's All-Decade team of the 2010s – while Fields was the 2019 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and Quarterback of the Year. Wade only earned third-team All-Big Ten honors last season, but he was selected as a preseason All-American by multiple media outlets this summer.
Wade, Davis and Fields are joined as Big Ten East preseason honorees by Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye and Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth. Minnesota is the only other Big Ten team with multiple preseason honorees, as wide receiver Rashod Bateman and quarterback Tanner Morgan were both selected as two of the Big Ten West's top five players entering the 2020 season, along with Northwestern linebacker Paddy Fisher, Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore and Wisconsin linebacker Jack Sanborn.