Scarlet 31, Gray 14
Trip will feature overload of game action plus Cincinnati sights, sounds and tastes. And bling!
The offensive and defensive line positions have flip-flopped from 2012 in terms of experience
The team held its third of 15 practices this spring in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Career Overview: Andrew Norwell is a two-time first-team all-Big Ten Conference offensive lineman who was a force for the Buckeyes along the offensive line for three consecutive years and through 39 consecutive starts ... played in 50 games during his career ... started his final 34 games at left guard ... part of a four-man quartet of seniors along the offensive line that collectively was considered the heart and soul of the 2013 Buckeyes ... Buckeye run game powered its way to 10 300-yard rushing games in 2012 and 2013, which is as many 300-yard games as Ohio State had in the previous 17 years and 201 games (dating back to 1996) ... graduated in May 2014 with his degree in communications.
Senior Season: Andrew started all 14 games, played 904 snaps from scrimmage and was named first-team all-Big Ten Conference for the second time ... helped power the Buckeyes to ranking fifth nationally in rushing in 2013 (308.6 yards per game) while shattering school records for points scored (637), touchdowns (87) and touchdown passes (38) ... the offense also scored the third-most rushing touchdowns in school history (45) ... additionally, Ohio State averaged an all-time program high 6.8 yards per carry and the offense was fourth nationally in red zone pct. (60 of 63; .952) ... Ohio State's running backs lost yards only 10 times all season ... named to the preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy and the Rotary Lombardi Award.
Junior Season: Andrew was named first-team all-Big Ten Conference following the Buckeyes' undefeated 2012 season ... played more downs on offense - 862 - than any other Buckeye, and he played so well the Ohio State coaches named him the team's co-offensive lineman of the year ... he was on the line for a mind-boggling 827 of the team's 837 offensive plays (98.8 percent) from scrimmage last year ... Norwell & Co. helped the Ohio State offense average 242.2 yards per game rushing (10th nationally) in 2012, lead the Big Ten in scoring at 37.1 points per game and score a 34-year team high 37 rushing touchdowns.
Sophomore Season: Andrew played in and started all 13 games in 2011, starting at both the left guard and left tackle positions, and was named honorable mention all-Big Ten ... he started the season at left tackle for the first five games and then moved to left guard, where he started the final eight games.
Freshman Season: As a true freshman, Andrew was the primary backup at right tackle in 2010 and played in 11 games ... named to a Big Ten all-freshman team by Rivals.com.