Seven players make Phil Steele all American teams

There are preseason college football magazines, and then there are preseason college football magazines. Most people agree that Phil Steele publishes the king of preseason CFB magazines on an annual basis, and that’s because the research is top notch and it’s packed with interesting statistics and goodies that you just can not find anywhere else.

In a nod to college football getting ready to gear up, and with that Ohio State football, you can find several preseason college football magazines at newsagents and grocery stores in your neighborhood right now. It includes the venerable Phil Steele page turner.

We always check in with Steele to see what he has to say about Ohio State, and we’re doing the same this year. Our first stop is to look and see how many Buckeyes he is wearing All-American teams. As fate would have it, with so many dynamic players left on this year’s Buckeye team, Steele has a full seven players spread across his four All-American teams.

And yes, we are here to share it for you. Here are all seven Ohio State players who received a mention in Phil Steeles All-American team for the 2022 college football season.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba, wide receiver

Ranking of each Ohio State touchdown in 2022 Rose Bowl vs.  Utah Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba fends off Utah cornerback Kenzel Lawler as he races to the end zone for a touchdown during the second quarter of the Rose Bowl. Syndication The Columbus Dispatch

Spot on Phil Steeles All-American team

First team attack

Paris Johnson Jr., offensive line

Ohio State lineman Paris Johnson has published an article - Buckeyes Wire January 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes’ offensive tackle by Paris Johnson Jr. (77) against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2021 CFP National Championship Game. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Spot on Phil Steeles All-American team

First team attack

CJ Stroud, Quarterback

Ohio State football breaks five Rose Bowl records in victory over Utah Sat. January 1, 2022; Pasadena, California, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback CJ Stroud (7) celebrates after a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the 108th Rose Bowl game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Utah Utes at the Rose Bowl. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Spot on Phil Steeles All-American team

Second team attack

TreVeyon Henderson, Running Back

TreVeyon Henderson Ohio State Buckeyes running back TreVeyon Henderson (32) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter of an NCAA Division I football game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Spot on Phil Steeles All-American team

Second team attack

Zach Harrison, Defensive End

Ohio State Defensive launches hints of return to 2022 |  Buckeyes Wire September 25, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Zach Harrison (9) celebrates the firing in the first quarter against Akron Zips at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Spot on Phil Steeles All-American team

Third team defense

Noah Ruggles, Placekicker

Big Ten football top five returning field goal kickers for 2022 Ohio State Buckeyes place kicker Noah Ruggles (95) kicks the battle-winning field goal in the fourth quarter of the Rose Bowl against the Utah Utes in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2022. The Buckeyes won 48-45. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Spot on Phil Steeles All-American team

Third team special team

Ronnie Hickman, defensive back

Ohio State Buckeyes safety Ronnie Hickman (14) during the NCAA football game at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. Sunday, October 24, 2021. Ohio State won 54-7. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Spot on Phil Steeles All-American team

Fourth team defense

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