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Ohio State football players on preseason watchlists for 2022

One of the things that we watch as the season draws nearer and nearer is the parade of preseason award watch lists that make the rounds. At this point, we are pretty much through the numerous players identified, so we thought we’d queue up a runny tally of which Ohio State football players made which lists.

Keep in mind, that just because a player isn’t on a list doesn’t mean he can’t be added later. Also, these watch lists will be paired down as the season goes on based on performance and perspective (sometimes more of the latter).

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As you can guess, there are quite a few Buckeyes on these watch lists because — well, football factory and all.

Kamryn Babb, Wide Receiver

Aug 4, 2022; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Kamryn Babb (1) and wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (18) wait between drills during the first fall football practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Adam Cairns-The Columbus Dispatch

Named to the following watch lists for 2022

  • Wuerffel Trophy (Community Service)

Denzel Burke, Cornerback

Aug 4, 2022; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Denzel Burke (5) warms up during the first fall football practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Adam Cairns-The Columbus Dispatch

Named to the following watch lists for 2022

  • Jim Thorpe Award (Top defensive back)

 

Zach Harrison, Defensive End

Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Zach Harrison (9) during practice at Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus, Ohio on Aug. 5, 2022. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Named to the following watch lists for 2022

  • Lott IMPACT Trophy (college football’s defensive best in character and performance)
  • Lombardi Award  (college football lineman of the year)

TreVeyon Henderson, Running Back

Ohio State Buckeyes running back TreVeyon Henderson (32) takes a breather during a spring football practice at the Woody Hayes Athletics Center in Columbus on March 22, 2022. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Named to the following watch lists for 2022

  • Walter Camp Preseason All-American
  • Maxwell Award (college football player of the year)
  • Doak Walker Award (top running back)
  • Big Ten preseason honoree

Ronnie Hickman, Safety

Ohio State Buckeyes safety Ronnie Hickman (14) returns the ball for an interception touchdown during the game against the Akron Zips at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio Sept. 25. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Named to the following watch lists for 2022

  • Lott IMPACT Trophy (college football’s defensive best in character and performance)
  • Jim Thorpe Award (Top defensive back)

 

Paris Johnson, Offensive Tackle (Junior)

Jan 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. (77) against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2021 CFP National Championship Game. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Named to the following watch lists for 2022

  • Outland Trophy (top interior lineman)
  • Lombardi Award (college football lineman of the year)

 

Dawand Jones, Offensive Tackle

Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Dawand Jones (79) during practice at Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus, Ohio on August 5, 2022. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Named to the following watch lists for 2022

  • Walter Camp preseason Second-team All-American
  • Outland Trophy (top interior lineman)
  • Lombardi Award (college football lineman of the year)

Bradley Robinson, Longsnapper

Aug 11, 2022; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes long snapper Bradley Robinson (42) yells during football camp at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Adam Cairns-The Columbus Dispatch

Named to the following watch lists for 2022

  • Patrick Mannelly Award (longsnapper of the year)

 

Noah Ruggles, Kicker

Ohio State Buckeyes place kicker Noah Ruggles (95) kicks the game-winning field goal during the fourth quarter of the Rose Bowl against the Utah Utes in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 1, 2022. The Buckeyes won 48-45. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Named to the following watch lists for 2022

  • Walter Camp Second-team Preseason All-American
  • Lou Groza Award (top placekicker)

Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Wide Receiver

Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba (11) celebrates a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the Rose Bowl against the Utah Utes in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 1, 2022. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Named to the following watch lists for 2022

  • Walter Camp Preseason All-American
  • Maxwell Award (college football player of the year)
  • Fred Biletnikoff Award (top wide-receiver)
  • Big Ten preseason honors

C.J. Stroud, Quarterback

Sep 18, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Named to the following watch lists for 2022

  • Maxwell Award (college football player of the year)
  • Davey O’Brien Award (top quarterback)
  • Big Ten preseason honors

Luke Wypler, Center

Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Luke Wypler (53) against Minnesota Golden Gophers during their game at Huntington Bank Stadium at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN on September 2, 2021. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Named to the following watch lists for 2022

  • Rimington Trophy (top center)
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