Pete Werner


Player profile

  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 242
  • Hometown Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Last School Cathedral
  • Year Senior

Ohio State Overview
• Will graduate this spring with his degree in real estate and urban analysis
• A three-time academic all-Big Ten honoree
• Two-time all-Big Ten Conference honoree including third-team honors in 2020
• Among the team leaders in tackles in each of his final three seasons
• Played in 47 games as a Buckeye and started 35 times at linebacker
• Led the Buckeyes with 54 tackles in 2020
• Second on the team in tackles in 2019 with 64
• Earned a starting assignment at linebacker as a sophomore in 2018 and started 13 games for the Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion Buckeyes while playing in all 14 games
• Was fourth on the team with 58 total tackles in 2018 and added 7.5 tackles-for-loss, 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and seven pass breakups
• Totalled 185 career tackles with 16.0 TFLs and 4.0 quarterback sacks
• Also recorded 11 PBUs, forced four fumbles and had two fumble recoveries

Honors & Awards
2020: First-team All-Big Ten Conference (Coaches); Butkus Award Semifinalist; Academic All-Big Ten
2019: Academic All-Big Ten; Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (media and coaches)
2018: OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
2017: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Pete
• Rivals, 247Sports and Scout 4-star prospect Pete Werner was a standout outside linebacker at Indianapolis Cathedral for coach Rick Streiff
• Among the Top 300 players nationally by both Scout and 247Sports and among the Top 20 outside linebackers
• Was a first-team Associated Press Class 6A all-state pick as a senior for a Cathedral team that went 7-5 and advanced to the regional finals
• Missed three games because of an injury, but recorded 64 tackles, including 17 tackles-for-loss and eight quarterback sacks, and finished third for Indianapolis Star Mr. Football honors
• Earned top linebacker award in the state by the Indianapolis Star
• Rated as the No. 1 outside linebacker in the Midwest by Scout and a PrepStar all-Midwest region honoree
• Is the son of Nancy and Greg Werner
• Father starred in football and baseball at DePauw University, is in its Athletics Hall of Fame and played two years in the NFL with the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles
• Older brother, Dan, plays football at Harvard