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Freshmen players at OSU to the PRO'S

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by akronbuck, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. akronbuck

    akronbuck Junior

    2 ?'S

    1) Who or how many past buckeyes made it to the NFL after the college time if they were a starter or on the 2 deep as a freshmen?

    2) Opposite the first but, who or how many did not make it to the NFL after playing as a starter or 2 deep as a freshmen?

    If they play as a freshmen they must be great with all the talent at OSU
  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    How about you do the research yourself and get back to us...
  3. RhodeIslandBuck

    RhodeIslandBuck I Got Game

    To answer number one, Katzenmoyer is one, Clarett, if he somehow finds a way to get back in the league and Barring injury, Chris Wells is bound to be one, same as Malcolm Jenkins.
  4. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    AJ Hawk played a lot his freshman year
  5. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    If you want to keep Pace with those who matched the likes of Winfield you could help yourself by starting here:
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    I remember this guy starting as a freshman; however, (sadly) his pro career wasn't that memorable even though he was drafted by the Colts in the 1st round (#4 overall):
  7. 7 45 33 48

    7 45 33 48 Freshman

    I can help with this since 1989. This does include redshirt freshman. Bold means that they were true freshman.

    Made it to the NFL:
    Alonzo Spellman (1989, OLB)
    Steve Tovar (1989, ILB)
    Roger Harper (1990, FS)
    Raymont Harris (1990, RB)
    Alan Kline (1990, OT)
    Joey Galloway (1990, WR)
    Robert Smith (1990, RB)
    Marlon Kerner (1991, CB)
    Chris Sanders (1991, WR)
    Bobby Hoying (1992, QB)
    Craig Powell (1992, OLB)
    LeShun Daniels (1993, OG)
    Ty Howard (1993, CB)
    Korey Stringer (1992, OT)
    Lorenzo Styles (1992, MLB)
    Matt Finkes (1993, NG)
    Mike Vrabel (1993, DE)
    Shawn Springs (1994, CB)
    Nicky Sualua (1994, FB)
    Winfield Garnett (1994, DT)
    Orlando Pace (1994, OT)
    Damon Moore (1995, SS)
    Antoine Winfield (1995, CB)
    Rob Murphy (1996, OG)
    Ahmed Plummer (1996, CB)
    David Boston (1996, WR)
    Michael Wiley (1996, RB)
    Na'il Diggs (1997, OLB)
    Tyson Walter (1997, OT)
    Rodney Bailey (1997, DE)
    Reggie Germany (1997, WR)
    Ken Yon Rambo (1997, WR)
    LeCharles Bentley (1998, OT)
    Nate Clements (1998, CB)
    Jamar Martin (1998, FB)
    Ryan Pickett (1998, DT)
    Donnie Nickey (1999, SS)
    Mike Doss (1999, SS)
    Adrien Clarke (2000, OT)
    Ben Hartsock (2000, TE)
    Craig Krenzel (2000, QB)
    Will Allen (2000, FS)
    Shane Olivea (2000, OT)
    Robert Reynolds (2000, OLB)
    Darrion Scott (2000, DE)
    Will Smith (2000, DE)
    Alex Stepanovich (2000, OG)
    Bam Childress (2001, WR)
    Dustin Fox (2001, SS)
    Simon Fraser (2001, DE)
    Chris Gamble (2001, WR)
    Bobby Carpenter (2002, OLB)
    A.J. Hawk (2002, OLB)
    Nick Mangold (2002, C)
    Santonio Holmes (2003, WR)
    Donte Whitner (2003, SS)

    Did not make it to the NFL
    Kirk Herbstreit (1989, QB)
    Greg Beatty (1989, WR)
    Bryan Cook (1989, CB)
    Derrick Foster (1989, OLB)
    Foster Paulk (1989, CB)
    Dave Monnot (1990, DT)
    Jason Simmons (1990, OLB)
    Rod Smith (1990, OG)
    Jack Thrush (1990, C)
    Tim Walton (1990, CB)
    Mark Williams (1990, OLB)
    Jason Winrow (1990, OT)
    Pete Beckman (1991, NG)
    Matt Bonhaus (1991, DT)
    Mike Dully (1991, OT)
    Tim Patillo (1991, FS)
    C.J. Kelly (1992, OG)
    D.J. Jones (1992, TE)
    Luke Fickell (1993, NG)
    Jayson Gwinn (1993, DE)
    Ryan Miller (1993, OLB)
    Juan Porter (1993, OG)
    Buster Tillman (1993, WR)
    Anthony Gwinn (1993, SS)
    Stanley Jackson (1994, QB)
    Eric Gohlstin (1994, C)
    Pepe Pearson (1994, RB)
    Brooks Burris (1995, OT)
    Che Bryant (1995, FS)
    Roedell Dupree (1995, MLB)
    Dee Miller (1995, WR)
    Jerry Rudzinski (1995, OLB)
    Jeff Wilson (1995, DE)
    Matt Keller (1996, FB)
    Matt LaVrar (1996, OLB)
    Ben Gilbert (1996, OG)
    Kurt Murphy (1996, C)
    Joe Brown (1997, NG)
    Clinton Wayne (1997, DE)
    Tam Hopkins (1997, OG)
    Tim Cheatwood (1998, OLB)
    Mike Collins (1998, NG)
    Joe Cooper (1998, OLB)
    Fred Pagac (1999, MLB)
    Marco Cooper (2000, OLB)
    Lydell Ross (2001, RB)
    Ryan Hamby (2002, TE)
    Brandon Schnittker (2002, FB)

    I assume that the 1st round picks of 2006 are locks to make the roster. Mike Kudla, Nate Salley, Rob Sims, and Ashton Youboty are others who were in the 2 deep as freshman who could end up making an NFL roster this season.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2006
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  8. craigblitz

    craigblitz Juice, Full of Juice!!

    Ben Gilbert

    He played for the Colts for year.
  9. OhioState49

    OhioState49 Junior

    Matt Finkes played his freshman year.
  10. 7 45 33 48

    7 45 33 48 Freshman

    BTW, I got the depth charts from past game day programs and from past games that I have watched recently.

    Was he on the roster and didn't play in a game? I got the NFL info from databasefootball. I don't think they put players in there database that didn't play in a game.
  11. akronbuck

    akronbuck Junior

    thxs all.
    I knew a few from friendship at OSU kline,beckmen, simmons and judah herman but, needed a little help and still pissed off that the season hasn't started yet so, I thought I would start something to blow the time.
  12. BGriffBuckeye

    BGriffBuckeye Haaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy Hang on!! O.. H.. I.. O.

    I know Tam Hompkins was on the Redskins recently. Pepe Pearson was drafted by the 49ers. Also, even if they never played, they still made it.
  13. msj2487

    msj2487 You bred raptors?

    good ol' slickshits
  14. tgfiji726

    tgfiji726 Newbie

    Nate Stead- FB on the '99 squad. Played in 4 games... 2 rushes for 8 yards, 1 reception for 10. Sadly bumb knees cut his career short. He was a huge guy at 6' 255 lbs. pretty good speed and a punishing blocker

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