Overview: Luke Farrell is in his fourth season with the program and is an experienced and talented tight end … he has played in 22 games and is coming off a 2018 sophomore season when he led the team’s tight ends with 20 receptions for 205 yards … 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 two-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 … is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree who is majoring in human development and family science.
Honors & Awards
2018: Academic All-Big Ten Conference, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2017: Academic All-Big Ten Conference, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2016: OSU Scholar-Athlete
More on Luke: Farrell 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 … he is the son of Kelly and Matt Farrell … has an older brother, Nolan, who is a current student at Ohio State, and a sister, Celeste.