Go Bucks in the NFL! 52 Former Buckeyes are on NFL Rosters

Ohio State is an incredible NFL Factory, turning out tons of players that have made NFL Rosters. Check out this great story below.  We are so proud of all the Former Buckeye Players that have made it on NFL Rosters.


Nearly a 53-Man Roster of Ohio State Buckeyes in the NFL

52 former players are in the NFL on Week 1 of the 2019 season, including 44 active Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio – When the 100th season of NFL football kicks off this evening with a game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, former Ohio State center Corey Linsley will be on the field beginning his sixth season as a Packer. He’ll be the first of a large contingent of Buckeyes – 52 in all – who are in the league this season either on active rosters (44), on practice squads (three) or on an injured or physically unable to perform list (five).

“Developed Here” is a motto of the football program and it certainly is worthy with 12 Ohio State rookies in the league, including eight on active rosters: Nick Bosa (San Francisco), Michael Jordan (Cincinnati), Dre’Mont Jones (Denver), Parris Campbell (Indianapolis), Isaiah Prince (Miami), Kendall Sheffield (Atlanta) and Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin (Washington).

That youth movement isn’t just with this year’s class of rookies: Ohio State boasts 24 NFL players with three years or less experience.

The veteran Buckeyes are led by a trio of outstanding leaders: Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins, who is entering his 11th year in the NFL, Buffalo safety and 10-year NFL vet Kurt Coleman, and nine-year defensive lineman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cameron Heyward.

There are 27 NFL teams with an Ohio State Buckeye on a roster.

Buckeyes on 2019 NFL Rosters

By Team – 52

LB Dante Booker – Arizona Cardinals, practice squad

WR Johnnie Dixon – Arizona Cardinals, practice squad

DT Michael Bennett – Atlanta Falcons, IR

CB Kendall Sheffield – Atlanta Falcons, active

SAF Kurt Coleman – Buffalo Bills, active

WR Curtis Samuel – Carolina Panthers, active

DE Sam Hubbard – Cincinnati Bengals, active

OG Michael Jordan – Cincinnati Bengals, active

OC Billy Price – Cincinnati Bengals, active

CB Denzel Ward – Cleveland Browns, active

WR Noah Brown – Dallas Cowboys, PUP

RB Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys, active

WR Devin Smith – Dallas Cowboys, active

RB Mike Weber – Dallas Cowboys, practice squad

TE Jeff Heuerman – Denver Broncos, active

DT Dre’mont Jones – Denver Broncos, active

OT Taylor Decker – Detroit Lions, active

OC Corey Linsley – Green Bay Packers, active

RB Carlos Hyde – Houston Texans, active

CB Bradley Roby – Houston Texans, active

WR Parris Campbell – Indianapolis Colts, active

SAF Malik Hooker – Indianapolis Colts, active

DE Tyquan Lewis – Indianapolis Colts, active

OG Andrew Norwell – Jacksonville Jaguars, active

LB Darron Lee – Kansas City Chiefs, active

DE Joey Bosa – Los Angeles Chargers, active

LS Jake McQuaide – Los Angeles Rams, active

LB Jerome Baker – Miami Dolphins, active

LB Raekwon McMillan – Miami Dolphins, active

OT Isaiah Prince – Miami Dolphins, active

OG Pat Elflein – Minnesota Vikings, active

DT Jalyn Holmes – Minnesota Vikings, active

SAF Nate Ebner – New England Patriots, active

DE John Simon – New England Patriots, active

CB Eli Apple – New Orleans Saints, active

SAF Vonn Bell – New Orleans Saints, active

WR Ted Ginn Jr. – New Orleans Saints, active

CB Marshon Lattimore – New Orleans Saints, active

WR Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints, active

RB Rod Smith – New York Giants, IR

CB Gareon Conley – Oakland Raiders, active

DT Jonathan Hankins – Oakland Raiders, active

SAF Malcolm Jenkins – Philadelphia Eagles, active

P Cameron Johnston – Philadelphia Eagles, active

DE Cameron Heyward – Pittsburgh Steelers, active

LB Ryan Shazier – Pittsburgh Steelers, PUP

DE Nick Bosa – San Francisco 49ers, active

OT Jamarco Jones – Seattle Seahawks, active

OG Demetrius Knox – Seattle Seahawks, IR

TE Nick Vannett – Seattle Seahawks, active

QB Dwayne Haskins – Washington Redskins, active

WR Terry McLaurin – Washington Redskins, active

Buckeyes on 2019 NFL Rosters

Active Roster by Position – 44

Defensive Backs – 11

CB Eli Apple – New Orleans Saints

SAF Vonn Bell – New Orleans Saints

SAF Kurt Coleman – Buffalo Bills

CB Gareon Conley – Oakland Raiders

SAF Nate Ebner – New England Patriots

SAF Malik Hooker – Indianapolis Colts

SAF Malcolm Jenkins – Philadelphia Eagles

CB Marshon Lattimore – New Orleans Saints

CB Bradley Roby – Houston Texans

CB Kendall Sheffield – Atlanta Falcons

CB Denzel Ward – Cleveland Browns

Defensive Line – 9

DE Joey Bosa – Los Angeles Chargers

DE Nick Bosa – San Francisco 49ers

DE Cameron Heyward – Pittsburgh Steelers

DT Jalyn Holmes – Minnesota Vikings

DT Jonathan Hankins – Oakland Raiders

DE Sam Hubbard – Cincinnati Bengals

DT Dre’mont Jones – Denver Broncos

DE Tyquan Lewis – Indianapolis Colts

DE John Simon – New England Patriots

Offensive Line – 8

OT Taylor Decker – Detroit Lions

OG Pat Elflein – Minnesota Vikings

OT Jamarco Jones – Seattle Seahawks

OG Michael Jordan – Cincinnati Bengals

OC Corey Linsley – Green Bay Packers

OG Andrew Norwell – Jacksonville Jaguars

OC Billy Price – Cincinnati Bengals

OT Isaiah Prince – Miami Dolphins

Wide Receivers – 6

WR Parris Campbell – Indianapolis Colts

WR Ted Ginn Jr. – New Orleans Saints

WR Terry McLaurin – Washington Redskins

WR Curtis Samuel – Carolina Panthers

WR Devin Smith – Dallas Cowboys

WR Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints

 Linebackers – 3

LB Jerome Baker – Miami Dolphins

LB Darron Lee – Kansas City Chiefs

LB Raekwon McMillan – Miami Dolphins

Running Backs – 2

RB Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys

RB Carlos Hyde – Kansas City Chiefs

Quarterback – 1

QB Dwayne Haskins – Washington Redskins

 Tight Ends – 2

TE Jeff Heuerman – Denver Broncos

TE Nick Vannett – Seattle Seahawks

Specialists – 2

P Cameron Johnston – Philadelphia Eagles

LS Jake McQuaide – Los Angeles Rams

Press Release: Ohio State Media Relations Department

Photo & Logo Credit: Complements of the Ohio State Athletic Department

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