Jaxon Smith-Njigba, TreVeyon Henderson, Dawand Jones And Noah Ruggles Land on Walter Camp Preseason All-America Teams

By Griffin Strom on June 27, 2022 at 3:40 pm
TreVeyon Henderson, Jaxon Smith-Njigba
Adam Cairns, Columbus Dispatch

The Walter Camp Football Foundation released its preseason All-America teams Monday, and four Buckeyes made the cut.

Ohio State's two first-team selections were junior wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba and sophomore running back TreVeyon Henderson. Senior offensive tackle Dawand Jones made the second team alongside returning kicker Noah Ruggles.

Widely projected to be the first wideout off the board in next year's NFL draft, Smith-Njigba set a slew of all-time Buckeye records this past year with 95 catches for 1,606 receiving yards, including a record-setting 347 in the Rose Bowl alone.

Henderson broke Ohio State freshman records for rushing yards in a game (270) and total touchdowns (19) in 2021, and figures to be primed for an even more impressive sophomore campaign this fall.

Jones was a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the conference media in his first year as a full-time starter at right tackle, and returns in 2022 after mulling over a potential entry into the NFL draft.

Ruggles missed just one of his 21 field-goal attempts in 2021 after transferring into the Buckeye program from North Carolina, and connected on all 74 extra points he attempted.

Notably absent from Walter Camp's All-America teams was Buckeye quarterback C.J. Stroud, a Heisman Trophy finalist a year ago who opened as the preseason Heisman favorite on many betting sites this spring. Alabama quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young was given first-team honors by Walter Camp, while USC quarterback Caleb Williams took the second-team slot.

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