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Football: Ohio State players earn Big Ten preseason honors

Freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball downfield during the fourth quarter of the OSU-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo Editor

Ohio State junior defensive end Nick Bosa and sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins have each been named to the top 10 Big Ten preseason outstanding players list. This list was announced with the start of Big Ten Media Days in Chicago.

Last week, Bosa was named to both the Maxwell Award and the Bednarik Award watch lists. In 2017, he was named as a first-team All-American, leading the Buckeyes in both tackles for loss (16) and sacks (8). He also was named as the Smith-Brown Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2017.

Dobbins also was named to the Maxwell Award watch list, as well as the Doak Walker Award watch list prior to the 2018 season. Last season, he rushed for 1,403 yards and recorded seven touchdowns.

Dobbins and Bosa join players like Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley, Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor as the 2018 Big Ten preseason honorees.

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