August 21, 2017

2017 Ohio State Football Player Profiles


Aug. 21, 2017

6-2, 220, Graduated
Wichita Falls, Texas
Rider H.S.

J.T. Barrett has been a team-leader almost since Day 1, a fifth-year senior who is 26-4 as a starting quarterback…he has thrown for 6,381 yards (3rd at Ohio State) and 69 touchdowns (1st) and rushed for 2,456 yards (17th) with 31 touchdowns…has finished among top 10 vote getters for Heisman Trophy twice, including 5th in 2014…graduated in December, 2016 with a degree in communications…interned in Bristol, Conn., at ESPN, this past May along with receiver Paris Campbell…travelled to Equador for a week following his ESPN work and helped deliver shoes to those in need as part of the Athletic Department’s Soles 4 Souls program.

Defensive Lineman
6-4, 265, Graduated
Tarboro, N.C.
Tarboro H.S.

Tyquan Lewis is the reigning Big Ten Conference defensive lineman of the year and the leader of what is expected to be one of the top defensive lines in the nation…he’s a fifth-year senior who has played in 41 games, started 26 times, has earned his degree in sociology and was part of the 2014 national championship team, but he wants more…”I can honestly say that I love my teammates, coaches and support staff…and am so proud of being a part of four Ohio State teams…but I am still hungry for more,” Lewis wrote in early January…Ohio State’s leader in quarterback sacks in each of the past two years, Lewis enters his senior campaign with 92 career tackles and 27 tackles-for-loss, a total that includes 16.5 quarterback sacks…he also has three pass break-ups and has forced three fumbles.

Offensive Lineman
6-4, 312, Graduated
Austintown, Ohio
Fitch H.S.

Billy Price is a returning first-team All-American and all-Big Ten Conference performer who will be one of the top centers in the nation and a Rimington Award candidate…he is following the trail blazed in 2016 by teammate Pat Elflein in moving from guard to center as a senior…Price has started every game the past three seasons, including the 2014 campaign when Ohio State won the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship…he is the unquestioned leader along an offensive line that returns four of five starters from a year ago…he graduated in May, 2017 with his degree in business administration with a specializing in operations management.