Jared Drake
Jared  Drake


Westerville, Ohio

High School:
Westerville Central

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 225



No. 2 Ohio State at Penn State

The Buckeyes travel to Penn State to take on the Nittany Lions in a primetime B1G matchup.

Overview: Jared Drake is in his third season with the football program and is a true junior … he initially was an invited walk-on to the team in the summer of 2015 … he has added long snapping to his resume along with his responsibilities as a linebacker … he is majoring in sociology.

More on Jared: Drake was a five-sport letterman at Upper Arlington and Westerville Central (his parents moved to Westerville prior to his junior year) and with an impressive array of football accomplishments, including being named first-team all-Ohio and the Columbus Dispatch’s 2013 metro player of the year ... these honors coming after a record-setting senior season when he threw for 2,454 yards and 26 touchdowns, and rushed for 640 yards and eight touchdowns and helped Westerville Central advance to the state playoffs with a 10-2 record … also averaged over 39 yards per punt for coach John Magistro … Drake was named the captain of This Week News’s Super 25 team … he was a two-time all-Ohio Capital Conference selection … helped Arlington win the 2012 state lacrosse title … is the son of Cathy and Peter Drake … his mother was a diver at Cincinnati and a grandfather, Phil Drake, was a backup quarterback and letterman on Ohio State’s 1942 national championship squad.