College football is just two and a half months away, and well known analyst Phil Steele unveiled his 2023 preseason All-America and All-Big Ten teams this week.
Indiana is represented with two players on the All-America squad and a total of five Hoosiers received All-Big Ten recognition.
Steele named return specialist and running back Jaylin Lucas second team All-America and long-snapper Sean Wracher fourth-team.
Steele also named Lucas and Wracher first-team All Big Ten.
Joining the pair on Steele’s All-Big Ten squads are wide receiver Cam Camper, linebacker Aaron Casey, and punter James Evans. All three were named second team All-Big Ten by Steele.
Lucas returned 21 kicks for 591 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman in 2022. He was tabbed a first-team All-America kick returner by CBS Sports, Pro Football Focus, Walter Camp and USA Today. The Louisiana product was named the Big Ten Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the Year and earned first-team All-Big Ten (return specialist) from the conference coaches and media.
Wracher has started all 45 games over the last four years as the team’s long-snapper. In 2022 he earned honorable mention All-America by Rubio Long Snapping and fourth-team All-Big Ten from Phil Steele.
Camper started seven games at wideout in 2022 before he tore his ACL in first half at Rutgers and the missed remainder of season. He’s expected to be ready for the season opener. The Texas product logged 156 yards receiving in his Indiana debut against Illinois, the most by a Hoosier in a debut in program history. He also had 10 catches at Cincinnati. The JUCO transfer is one of eight Hoosiers all-time to log multiple double-digit catch games in a career.
Casey had 86 tackles at linebacker in 2022, including 10.5 for a loss, and 1.5 sacks. The Georgia product added 1.5 sacks, two passes defensed and two forced fumbles. Casey earned honorable mention All-Big Ten from the conference media, third-team All-Big Ten by Pro Football Focus, and he was selected fourth-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele.
Evans completed his second season as IU’s punter in 2022. He is the program’s all-time punting average leader at 43.1 yards, and owns 17 career punts inside the 10-yard line. The New Zealand native ended 2022 ranked No. 2 all-time at IU for punting average (44.3) and No. 3 in total punts (75) in a season.
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