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Nicholas Petit-Frere

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Player profile

  • Height 6-5
  • Weight 315
  • Hometown Tampa, Fla.
  • Last School Berkeley Prep
  • Year Junior

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @NicholasPetit
Instagram: @nicholas_petitfrere

Ohio State Overview
• Nicholas won the starting right tackle job entering the 2020 season and emerged as one of the Big Ten’s best linemen by the time the season was finished
• A member of the 2021 Outland Trophy Watch List
• According to Pro Football Focus, he allowed pressure on just 0.5 percent of Ohio State’s total pass attempts. That ranked No. 1 among all offensive tackles on Power 5 teams
• Nicholas was named a “champion” six times during the 2020 season, the second most of any offensive player, and was the Player of the Game following a win over Rutgers
• With Pete-Frere helping to pave the way, Ohio State ranked No. 7 in the nation in yards per game last season (519.4) and No. 8 in rushing yards per game (256.8 yards/game)
• After redshirting as a true freshman in 2018, Nicholas Petit-Frere played in all 14 games for the Big Ten Champion Buckeyes in 2019.
• Is majoring in operations management

Honors & Awards
2020: Second team All-Big Ten, OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
2019: OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
2018: OSU Scholar-Athlete

Notable Note
• In the summer of 2019, Petit-Frere was one of five players who had an externship at the WWE Headquarters in Orlando, Fla. to learn about the ins and outs of the professional wrestling business.

More About Nicholas
• Nicholas Petit-Frere was the nation’s consensus top-ranked offensive tackle prospect with ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports all ranking him No. 1
• Rated as high as the No. 7 overall prospect, by 247Sports.com, and among the Top 15 by every major service with a No. 11 rating from Rivals and No. 13 on the ESPN 300
• Consensus five-star recruit
• One of just three offensive tackles in the 2018 class to receive a five-star designation
• Under Armour All-America Game selection
• Finalist for the Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy Award, given to the top African-American high school football player in the country
• Won the lineman strength competition at the Under Armour All-American game
• MaxPreps first team All-American
• No. 1 on the Tampa Bay Times HomeTeam 100
• Helped the Buccaneers reach the Class 3A state semifinals as a junior
• Coached by Dominick Ciao
• Also played basketball
• Is the son of Loris Petit-Frere.