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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, was a two-year starter for the Buckeyes and was one of the best offensive tackles in the nation by the end of his fourth-year, true senior campaign
• Played in 35 games between 2018-21 and started 20 times
• Earned first-team All-American honors in 2021 by the Football Writers Association of America and also CBS Sports
• Named first-team all-Big Ten in 2021 by both the coaches and media
• Played on three consecutive Big Ten Conference championship teams (2018-19-20) and on two Ohio State teams that qualified for the College Football Playoffs (2019 and 2020)
• A member of the 2021 Outland Trophy Watch List
• Helped Ohio State rank No. 1 in the nation in 2021 in total offense and scoring offense
• Also helped the Buckeyes to No. 5 and No. 8 national rankings in rushing yards per game in 2019 and 2020, respectively

Honors & Awards
2021: Graduated in December with his degree in marketing; First-Team All-American (FWAA and CBS Sports); First-Team All-Big Ten (coaches and media); OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
2020: Second team All-Big Ten, OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
2019: OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten; had an externship at WWE Headquarters in Orlando, Fla.
2018: OSU Scholar-Athlete

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