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Ohio Football Receives Recognition In Preseason Publications

Ohio Football Receives Recognition In Preseason Publications

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ATHENS, Ohio -- With the 2019 college football season right around the corner, the preseason publications are out on the newsstands, and the pundits and prognosticators have high expectations for Ohio football heading into the new year.

Athlon Sports, Lindy's Sports, Phil Steele's College Football Preview and Street & Smith's have all predicted that the Bobcats will capture the Mid-American Conference East Division title in 2019.

The magazines also provided Ohio with plenty of individual recognition going into 2019. The Bobcats who made the preseason all-conference teams of each of the above mentioned publications are listed below.

All-MAC First-Team Offense
QB Nathan Rourke
WR Cameron Odom

All-MAC First-Team Defense
Javon Hagan

All-MAC First-Team Specialists
Michael Farkas 

All-MAC Second-Team Offense
OL Austen Pleasants

All-MAC Second-Team Defense
DL Will Evans
CB Marlin Brooks
CB Jamal Hudson

All-MAC Second-Team Specialists
Louie Zervos

All-MAC Third-Team Offense
Steven Hayes

All-MAC Third-Team Defense
DL Amos Ogun-Semore 

All-MAC Fourth-Team Defense
LB Jared Dorsa

All-MAC Offense First Team
QB Nathan Rourke
OL Austen Pleasants
K Louie Zervos

All-MAC Defense First Team
LB Jared Dorsa
DB Javon Hagan
P Michael Farkas

All-MAC Defense Second Team
DB Jamal Hudson

All-MAC Offense 1st Team
QB Nathan Rourke

All-MAC Defense 1st Team
DE Amos Ogun-Semore
CB Jamal Hudson
S Javon Hagan

All-MAC Special Teams 1st Team
P Michael Farkas

All-MAC Offense 2nd Team
WR Isiah Cox

All-MAC Defense 2nd Team
DE Will Evans
LB Jared Dorsa

All-MAC Offense 3rd Team
WR Cameron Odom
OL Brett Kitrell
OL Austen Pleasants

All-MAC Special Teams 3rd Team
K Louie Zervos

All-MAC Defense 4th Team
DT Cole Baker

All-MAC Special Teams 4th Team
PR DL Knock

All-MAC Offense
QB Nathan Rourke

All-MAC Defense
DB Javon Hagan

All-MAC Specialists
P Michael Farkas

Ohio will kick off the 2019 regular season on Saturday, Aug. 31, with a home matchup against Rhode Island at Peden Stadium. The contest is slated to get underway at 2 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN+. For ticket information, call the ticket office at 1-800-575-2287 or click here.


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