August 21, 2018

Bosa Named First Team AP Preseason All-American

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior defensive end Nick Bosa has been named to the Associated Press preseason All-American team, the organization announced today. He’s one of six players from Big Ten schools on the first team, as many as any conference in the country.

Bosa, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has earned virtually every preseason recognition that he’s been eligible for this summer. A member of the Maxwell, Bednarik and Bronko Nagurski Award watch lists, Bosa was also one of 10 members of the Big Ten’s preseason list of 10 outstanding players.

In 2017, Bosa led the Buckeyes in tackles-for-loss with 16 and also had a team-high eight quarterback sacks. He was named the Big Ten’s Smith-Brown defensive lineman of the year, becoming the fourth straight Buckeye to win the award. He was a first team All-American from the American Football Coaches Association.

With Bosa’s help, the 2017 Ohio State defense finished No. 9 nationally in total defense (300.9 yards/game) and No. 8 in tackles for loss per game (114 – 8.1 per game). In the Buckeyes’ final two games of the season – a 27-21 win over No. 4 Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game and a 24-7 triumph over No. 5 USC in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl – Bosa totaled six tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks.

Below is a full list of Ohio State’s preseason honorees and members of major award watch lists:

NICK BOSA
• First-team Associated Press preseason All-American
• First-team CBS Sports preseason All-American
• First-team SI preseason All-American
• First-team Sporting News preseason All-American
• Bednarik Award Watch List
• Maxwell Award Watch List
• Bronko Nagurski Award Watch List
• Ted Hendricks Award Watch List
• Big Ten Preseason Honors

J.K. DOBBINS
• Doak Walk Award Watch List
• Maxwell Award Watch List
• Tyler Rose Award Watch List

JORDAN FULLER
• Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

DRE’MONT JONES
• Bronko Nagurski Award Watch List
• Outland Trophy Award Watch List

MICHAEL JORDAN
• Outland Trophy Award Watch List

ISAIAH PRINCE
• Outland Trophy Award Watch List

LUKE FARRELL
• John Mackey Award Watch List

DRUE CHRISMAN
• Ray Guy Award Watch List

PARRIS CAMPBELL
• Paul Hornung Award Watch List