Mike Vrabel

Defensive End 1993-96

Mike Vrabel, a two-time All-America selection, made his mark as one of the most tenacious and feared pass rushers in Ohio State history. He owns every OSU season and career sack record. In 1996, he set a single-season school record with 13 sacks for minus 101 yards. His 36 career sacks for minus 245 yards also are Buckeye standards. Vrabel also finished his career as OSU’s all-time career leader in tackles-for-loss with 66. In his junior and senior years, Vrabel was named the Big Ten Conference’s Defensive Lineman of the Year. He also was a three-time first team All-Big Ten selection. Vrabel helped lead the 1996 Buckeyes to national rankings of No. 2 against the pass, No. 3 in scoring defense and No. 7 in total defense. The Akron, Ohio, native was a third round selection by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1997 NFL Draft.