position Interim Wide Receivers Coach
Hometown North Canton, Ohio
Alma Mater Ohio State, '09
The Ohio State University
Former Ohio State wide receiver and seven-year NFL veteran Brian Hartline was promoted to be the Buckeyes’ interim wide receivers coach in July 2018. Hartline is in his second year with the program. He worked as a quality control coach with the wide receivers in 2017 when the Buckeyes won Big Ten Conference and Cotton Bowl championships and continued in that position through the 2018 spring and summer months.
Hartline initially joined the Ohio State staff in early 2017 after retiring from the NFL after a terrific career. He played for the Miami Dolphins for six seasons between 2009 and 2014 and he played one season with the Cleveland Browns.
In all, Hartline played in 104 games with 73 starts. He had 344 career receptions for 4,766 yards and 14 touchdowns. His best seasons came in 2012 and 2013, when he combined to catch 150 passes for 2,099 yards for the Dolphins. He caught 30 or more passes in each of his seven NFL seasons.
He ranks high statistically among all-time Buckeye receivers who played in the NFL: fifth all-time in yards, per catch average (13.9) and games started; sixth in games played and receptions; and seventh in touchdowns.
Hartline played for the Scarlet and Gray from 2005 through 2008 and was a part of four Big Ten championship teams while playing an integral role Ohio State reaching consecutive BCS National Championship games in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, he caught a career-best 52 passes for 694 yards and six touchdowns. Hartline’s career numbers include 90 catches, 1,429 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Hartline graduated from Ohio State in spring 2009 with his degree in communications. He and his wife, Kara, have a young son, Brayden.
Brian Hartline Quick Facts
Hometown: North Canton, Ohio
High School: GlenOak
Alma Mater: Ohio State, 2009
Year in Coaching: 2nd (2nd at Ohio State)
Children: Son, Brayden