Pete Werner


Player profile

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

Ohio State Overview
• Enters his senior season in 2020 as a veteran of 39 games with 27 starts
• Member of the 2020 Butkus Award Preseason Watch List
• Was second on the team last season in tackles (64) while earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors
• Had 5.5 tackles for loss for minus 11 yards, three pass breakups and two fumble recoveries
• Graded out as a “champion” eight times in 2019 and was the Player of the Game following a 28-17 Big Ten East Division-clinching win over Penn State
• Had a season-high 10 tackles against the Nittany Lions
• Recovered two fumbles in a 38-7 win over Wisconsin
• Five tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss at Indiana
• Enters his senior season in 2020 with a stat line of 131 total tackles, 13.5 tackles-for-loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries
• 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 and added 7.5 tackles-for-loss, 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and seven pass breakups
• His most productive statistical game in 2018 was a 10-tackle effort in a win over Minnesota that included 2.5 tackles-for-loss and a sack
• 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
• Is an OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree who is majoring in real estate and urban analysis

Honors & Awards
2017: OSU Scholar-Athlete
2018: OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
2019: Academic All-Big Ten
Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (media and coaches)

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