Ohio State's Wyatt Davis, Shaun Wade named first-team AP All-Americans

Joey Kaufman
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Ohio State guard Wyatt Davis (52) battles Nebraska defensive lineman Keem Green during a game on Oct. 24.

Ohio State offensive lineman Wyatt Davis and cornerback Shaun Wade have been named first-team All-Americans by the Associated Press.

The rollout of All-American teams recognized by the NCAA began Monday with the AP and continues through the rest of the week.

Starting for his second full season at right guard for the Buckeyes this fall, Davis was a critical piece on one of the top offensive lines in the country, while Wade was the Buckeyes' premier cover corner.

Earlier this month, Wade was named the Big Ten’s defensive back of the year after intercepting two passes over the final three games.

Defensive tackle Haskell Garrett was named a second-team AP All-American.

The release dates for the other NCAA-recognized All-America teams include the Sporting News on Tuesday, the Football Writers Association of America on Wednesday, the American Football Coaches Association on Thursday and the Walter Camp Football Foundation on Jan. 7.

Players are deemed consensus All-Americans if they appear on three of the five teams, and unanimous if they are on all five.

Davis was one shy of consensus status last season after appearing on the AP and Sporting News first teams, while former defensive end Chase Young and cornerback Jeff Okudah became unanimous All-Americans. 

Fields: 'I'll be good'

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was asked about the condition of his right thumb Monday afternoon in Ohio State’s Zoom news conference. 

"I'll be good by Friday night," Fields said.

He wore a brace on the thumb throughout much of the second half of the Big Ten championship game on Dec. 19 and indicated during a postgame television interview that he may have suffered a sprain.

Buckeyes hear Swinney

Ohio State tight end Luke Farrell said the Buckeyes were aware of comments by Clemson coach Dabo Swinney that they shouldn't have been considered for the College Football Playoff because they've played only six games.

“We definitely know about it,” Farrell said. “Obviously, we’re going to see that kind of stuff but we’re trying not to let it affect our preparation for this game. What matters is winning this game. That’s all we’re focused on.”