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Two Indiana football players earn Phil Steele Preseason All-America honors, five All-Big Ten


College football writer Phil Steele’s 2023 College Football Preview Magazine was made available to the public digitally Thursday. Two Indiana football players landed on Steele’s Preseason All-America teams and five earned All-Big Ten selections.

Sophomore running back and kick returner Jaylin Lucas was named to Steele’s All-America Second-Team. As a freshman, Lucas appeared in 11 games and notched two kick return touchdowns and a pair of rushing scores. The electrifying all-purpose back was named Big Ten Return Specialist of the Year, as well as a First-Team All-Big Ten Special Teams selection.

Senior long snapper Sean Wracher picked up a Fourth-Team All-America honor from Steele. Wracher has been tabbed an All-Big Ten third-team member in his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons. Lucas and Wracher also nabbed First-Team All-Big Ten recognition from Steele.

Senior wide receiver Cam Camper, redshirt senior linebacker Aaron Casey and junior punter James Evans picked up second-team conference honors from Steele.

As a junior, Camper tallied 156 receiving yards in his Indiana debut — the most in a debut in program history — against Illinois on September 2, 2022.

Casey started 11 games as a senior and earned an honorable All-Big Ten mention last season, as well as third-team All-Big Ten recognition from Pro Football Focus.

Evans, the program’s all-time leader in punting average at 43.1 yards, has started every game for the Hoosiers dating back to his 2021 freshman campaign.

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