Buckeyes recognized on preseason watch lists

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett is nominated for a pair of awards in the coming football season. (WSYX/WTTE)

With football season drawing closer, preseason awards watch lists are being released and as normal, Ohio State players are all over the lists.

Thursday, the American Football Writers' Association announced watch lists for the Outland and Nagurski Trophies. Six Buckeyes are on those lists.

For the Outland, given to the nation's best interior lineman, Ohio State tackle Jamarco Jones and center Billy Price are on the list.

The Nagurski Trophy goes to the nation's best defensive player. Buckeye linebacker Jerome Baker and defensive ends Nick Bosa, Sam Hubbard and Tyquan Lewis are recognized there.

Ohio State opens the season August 31 at Indiana and plays its first home game Sept. 9 against Oklahoma.

Preseason Watch Lists

Bronko Nagurski Trophy

  • LB Jerome Baker
  • DE Nick Bosa
  • DE Sam Hubbard
  • DE Tyquan Lewis

Outland Trophy

  • OT Jamarco Jones
  • C Billy Price

Rimington Trophy

  • C Billy Price

John Mackey Award

  • TE Marcus Baugh

Maxwell Award

  • QB J.T. Barrett
  • RB Mike Weber

Bednarik Award

  • LB Jerome Baker
  • DE Nick Bosa
  • DE Tyquan Lewis
  • CB Denzel Ward

Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

  • QB J.T. Barrett
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