July 19, 2021

Olave, Wilson, Garrett and Harrison Honored

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four Ohio State Buckeyes have been named to the initial preseason college football watch lists today: wide receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson are on the watch list for the 85th Maxwell Award, and defensive linemen Haskell Garrett and Zach Harrison were named to the 27th Chuck Bednarik Award watch list.

The Maxwell Football Club announced these two watch lists today. The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the outstanding player in college football and the Bednarik Award is presented to the outstanding defensive player.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced November 1, 2021, while the three finalists for the Maxwell Award will be unveiled November 22, 2021. The winners of the 2021 Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on December 9, 2021.

2021 OHIO STATE FOOTBALL
Preseason Honors

 CB Sevyn Banks

  • Third-Team Preseason All-American: Phil Steele

DT Haskell Garrett

  • Bednarik Award watch list
  • First Team Preseason All-American: Athlon Sports, The Sporting News, Phil Steele, Walter Camp Football Foundation

Zach Harrison

  • Chuck Bednarik Award watch list
  • Third Team Preseason All-American: Athlon Sports

OT Thayer Munford

  • First Team Preseason All-American: Athlon Sports, Walter Camp Football Foundation
  • Second Team Preseason All-American: The Sporting News

WR Chris Olave

  • Maxwell Award watch list
  • First-Team Preseason All-American: Athlon Sports, The Sporting News, Phil Steele, Walter Camp Football Foundation

WR Garrett Wilson

  • Maxwell Award watch list
  • First-Team Preseason All-American: Athlon Sports
  • Second-Team Preseason All-American: The Sporting News, Phil Steele