Ohio State Overview: Pete Werner 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 … he was fourth on the team with 58 total tackles … added 7.5 tackles-for-loss, 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and seven pass breakups … his most productive statistical game was a 10-tackle effort in a win over Minnesota that included 2.5 tackles-for-loss and a sack … had at least one tackle in 12 of 14 games … his seven PBUs were second highest on the team … registered tackles-for-loss vs. Oregon State, Penn State, Indiana, Minnesota and Purdue … lettered as a true freshman for the Big Ten champion Buckeyes in 2017 after playing in 11 of 14 games … contributed nine tackles with most of them coming on special teams … Pete is an OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree who is exploring majors in business.
Honors and Awards
2018: Academic All-Big Ten Conference, OSU Scholar-Athlete
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 … also played safety and cornerback at times throughout his career … among the Top 300 players nationally by both Scout and 247Sports and among the Top 20 outside linebackers … Werner 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 Star … American Family Insurance all-USA Indianapolis super team member … rated as the No. 1 outside linebacker in the Midwest by Scout and a PrepStar all-Midwest region honoree … honorable mention AP all-state in 2015 … also ran the 400 meters in track … 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.