Football

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Taylor Decker

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Vandalia, Ohio

High School:
Butler

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 315

Position:
OL

Major:
Exploring

Taylor Decker

04/02/2013

Saturday is Student Appreciation Day

Busses will shuttle students to the Woody from the RPAC and Ohio Union starting at 9:45 a.m.

03/22/2013

News and Notes From The Trenches

The offensive and defensive line positions have flip-flopped from 2012 in terms of experience

03/19/2013

Buckeyes in pads for first time in 2013

The team held its third of 15 practices this spring in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center

03/04/2013

Ohio State Spring Football Set to Kick Off

Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices

11/03/2012

Postgame Transcript From No. 6 Ohio State vs. Illinois

Ohio State Coaches and Players meet with the media following the game

Ohio State Overview: Taylor Decker has been surrounded by four experienced and smart offensive lineman the past two years - on the field, in team meeting rooms, game day, etc. - and now it's Taylor's turn to lead the linemen ... all four of his starting linemates last year have graduated, but not before educating Decker on the qualities of being a really fine offensive lineman ... the most experienced lineman on the team, Decker has played in all 26 games the past two seasons and has a season-worth of starts at right tackle to his credit ... a zoology major, Decker spent the May academic session of 2014 as in intern with the world famous Columbus Zoo ... he is an Academic All-Big Ten honoree and an OSU Scholar-Athlete.

2013 Season: Decker started all 14 games and was part of an offensive line that helped the Buckeyes' record-setting offense to a ranking of fifth nationally in rushing (308.6 yards per game) while shattering school records for points scored (637), touchdowns (87) and touchdown passes (38) ... he played more snaps from scrimmage - 941 - than every other offensive player and he ranked fifth on the team in total plays ... he had games of 92 plays on offense vs. California and 76 vs. both Michgan State and Clemson, respectively.

2012 Season: Decker enrolled at Ohio State in March 2012 and in time for the start of the 2012 spring drills (he has now been through three springs with the team) ... he played in all 12 games for the undefeated Buckeyes in 2012, mostly on special teams ... he did earn snaps from the line of scrimmage in four games, including 22 offensive plays against Illinois ... he earned the first of his two Varsity O letters in 2012.

More on Taylor: Decker was a three-year starter at tackle for Vandalia Butler and a three-year letterman in basketball, and he was good enough on the hardwood to draw interest from mid-majors ... as a senior in 2011 he helped the Aviators to a 6-4 record on the gridiron, the school's first winning record in eight years, and he was named first-team Division II all-state by the Associated Press ... he was rated the No. 23 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com and a four-start prospect by the site ... also rated the No. 77 player nationally and the No. 7 senior in the state of Ohio in 2011 by Scout.com (No. 14 by Rivals.com) ... a member of the Rivals 250 ... he is the son of Ron and Sheila Decker.

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