Ben Schmiesing


Player profile

  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 225
  • Hometown Piqua, Ohio
  • Last School Piqua
  • Year Junior

Ohio State Overview
• Schmiesing in his third season with the Ohio State football program, after initially joining the team in the summer of 2018
• Is an OSU Scholar-Athlete majoring in business.

Honors & Awards
2020: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
2018: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Ben
• An all-Ohio linebacker/running back for head coach Bill Ness at Piqua High School
• Totaled 55 tackles and two interceptions as a senior to earn GWOC Defensive Player of the Year honors
• Put up big numbers on both sides of the ball during his junior season of 2016: 65 tackles, two forced fumbles and four interceptions to go along with 806 yards rushing, 10 TDs and 294 receiving yards
• An all-conference selection on both the football field and basketball court
• Team MVP in football and basketball
• A fine student, he graduated fifth in his class
• Has an older brother, Jack, who attends Miami University and a younger brother, Sam, a two-sport athlete who attends Piqua High School
• Is the son of Chris and Paula Schmiesing.