How Many Osu Players Are In The Nfl?

How many players from Ohio State University are currently in the NFL? As of September 2020, there are a total of seven Buckeyes in the league.



It is a well-known fact that a large number of NFL players come from Ohio State University. In fact, over fiftyOhio State alums have been drafted by NFL teams since 2000. That being said, it is no surprise that there are currently twenty-sixformer Buckeyes playing in the league. This count includes both active and inactive players, as well as those who are on injured reserve.

What is the National Football League?

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world.

What is the Ohio State University?

The Ohio State University is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870 as a land-grant university and the ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, OSU was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College (OAC). The school began with an emphasis on training students in various agricultural and mechanical disciplines but it developed into a comprehensive university under the direction of then-Governor Rutherford B. Hayes, and in 1878 the school was renamed “The Ohio State University”. The main campus in Columbus covers about 1,900 acres (769 ha), North of Downtown Columbus.

How many Ohio State University players are in the NFL?

The Ohio State University has had 256 players drafted into the National Football League (NFL) since the league began in 1936. As of the 2019 NFL season, there are 40 former Ohio State Buckeyes football players on active rosters in the NFL, while four former Buckeyes are on practice squads. This is the second-highest total of any college after USC’s 43.

The highest draft pick from Ohio State was Leslie “Les” Horvath, who was the first overall pick by the Cleveland Rams in 1944. Horvath also holds the distinction of being the first Heisman Trophy winner to be drafted number one overall. Nine other Ohio State players have been drafted first overall: Vic Janowicz (1951), Howard “Hopalong” Cassady (1955), Bill Willis (1951), Tim Anderson (1987), Orlando Pace (1997),-Aundrey Walker (1993), Dan Wilkinson (1994), Joey Porter (1999), and Terrelle Pryor (2011).


In conclusion, we found that there are currently six Ohio State University players in the National Football League. These include New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David, Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, Detroit Lions linebacker Eli Harold, and free agent defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins.

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