TreVeyon Henderson, Paris Johnson Jr., Jaxon Smith-Njigba, C.J. Stroud and Dawand Jones Named Preseason Associated Press All-Americans

By Garrick Hodge on August 22, 2022 at 1:11 pm
Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Paris Johnson Jr.

Five Ohio State players received preseason All-American honors from the Associated Press on Monday.

Wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, running back TreVeyon Henderson and offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. are all first-team selections, while quarterback C.J. Stroud and offensive tackle Dawand Jones made the second team.

Ohio State had the second-most players represented across the first and second teams with five, while No. 1-ranked Alabama led the way with six players.

Entering this season as Ohio State's clear No. 1 wideout, Smith-Njigba had a breakout season for the Buckeyes last year, setting single-season school records for receptions (95) and receiving yards (1,606). 

As a true freshman last season, Henderson set an Ohio State freshman record for most total touchdowns (19) and ran for 1,248 yards. 

Johnson will move back to his natural position of left tackle this year after starting for OSU at right guard a season ago. 

Stroud turned in a prolific first season as Ohio State’s starting quarterback in which he finished fourth in Heisman voting and threw for 44 touchdowns, completed 71.9 percent of his passes and had 4,435 passing yards. Jones is entering his second season as Ohio State's starting right tackle. 

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