Luke Farrell was selected in the fifth round with the No. 145 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars where he will be reunited with former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.
Ohio State Overview
• Graduated with his degree in human development and family studies
• Four-time academic all-Big Ten Conference honoree
• Played in 44 games for the Buckeyes and started 32 times
• 34 career receptions for 380 yards, four touchdowns and an 11.2 yards per reception average
• Member of the 2020 Mackey Award Preseason Watch List
• Totaled 119 receiving yards and scored two touchdowns in 2019 – vs. Michigan State and Rutgers.
• Named a “champion” by the Ohio State coaches nine times, fourth-most amongst offensive players.
• Led the team’s tight ends with 20 receptions for 205 yards as a third-year sophomore in 2018.
• Caught his first touchdown pass against Rutgers, covering nine yards.
• He caught a pass in eight of the last nine games last season for the Big Ten champion Buckeyes, including career-bests of four receptions vs. both Purdue and Maryland.
• Had a personal-best 44 receiving yards vs. the Terrapins.
• A three-year letterman, Farrell played in eight games in 2017 and caught his first passes as a collegian with a 14-yard reception vs. Indiana and a five-yard catch vs. Rutgers.
• He red-shirted the 2016 season as a true freshman.
Honors & Awards
2020: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten Conference
2019: OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten Conference
2018: OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten Conference
2017: OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten Conference
More on Luke
• Was a consensus 4-star tight end prospect (ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports) and one of the top players at his position in the country with ESPN ranking him No. 6 and 247Sports and Rivals ranking him No. 7.
• Farrell had some impressive overall rankings as well, with a No. 163 position on the ESPN.
• A Prepstar All-American.
• Farrell was a second-team Division IV Associated Press all-state selection in 2015 and also a second-team all-USA Ohio selection by USA Today after catching 33 passes for 446 yards for a 10-2, state-qualifying team.
• He had 43 receptions for 730 yards and six touchdowns as a junior for Perry, a state qualifying team with a 6-4 overall record and coached by Matt Rosati.
• Farrell was also a four-year varsity letterman for Perry’s basketball team.
• Is the son of Kelly and Matt Farrell.
• Has an older brother, Nolan, who attended Ohio State, and a sister, Celeste.
• Is majoring in human development and family science.