Ohio State's 2015 seniors on the cusp of 50 victories
Scarlet 31, Gray 14
Q&A with the junior tight end
Players on the receiving (and blocking) end of things met with the media after practice
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
The Buckeyes return home to The 'Shoe for Senior Day against the #9 Michigan State Spartans.
The Buckeyes travel to Bloomington for their Big Ten opener against the 4-0 Hoosiers.
Photos from the latest chapter in the greatest rivalry in all of sports, Ohio State-Michigan.
Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate senior day at the Shoe vs. B1G foe Indiana
Ohio State vs. Illinois Photo Gallery
Ohio State Overview: Vannett played in 53 games for the Buckeyes and started 15 times, including 12 starts as a senior in 2015. He totaled 55 receptions for 585 yards (10.6 yards per catch) and six touchdowns. He finished his career ranking ninth all-time among Ohio State tight ends in receptions and tied for 10th in touchdown receptions. He also finished with 18 multi-catch games. He was named honorable mention all-Big Ten as a senior after catching 19 passes for 162 yards, this after a 19-catch season as a junior in 2014 (for 220 yards). Vannett was invited to the Reese's Senior Bowl and had an impressive week of practice and caught three passes during the game. He graduated last August with his degree in sport industry.
2015 Season (Senior): Honorable mention All-Big Ten ... recorded 19 catches for 162 yards on the season ... caught three passes for 31 yards in the win at Illinois ... caught two passes for 33 yards in the win at Indiana, including a season-long 26-yarder ... also had three catches vs. Michigan State ... caught one pass for 11 yards in the win at Virginia Tech and had another for 12 yards vs. Hawai'i ... one pass for 16 yards vs. WMU ...tied a personal best with 4 catches for 16 yards vs. NIU ... had 2 catches for 12 yards in the win over Minnesota ... earned his bachelor's degree in sport industry in August.
2014 Season (Junior): Played in all 15 games and was in on over 600 plays ... he had a fine season statistically - topping all of his previous career totals - and was one of 10 Buckeyes with at least 10 receptions on the season with 19 for 220 yards and five touchdowns ... scored a touchdown against Oregon in the national championship game and also scored one vs. Michigan ... his score vs. the Ducks came late in the first quarter and gave Ohio State its first lead of the game ... his TD opened the scoring in the Michigan game ... he had his first multi-touchdown day with two vs. Rutgers.
2013 Season (Sophomore): Played in 13 games and lined up on offense for 289 plays plus had an additional 80 snaps on special teams ... had eight catches for 80 yards ... caught his first collegiate touchdown pass against Purdue (8 yards) ... had two receptions in games vs. Florida A&M (27 yards), Purdue (21 yards) and vs. Clemson in the Discover Orange Bowl (22 yards).
2012 Season (Freshman): After red-shirting the 2011 season as a true freshman, Vannett earned considerable playing time at tight end during the Buckeyes' 2012 undefeated season ... awarded with his first varsity letter after playing in all 12 games ... was in the starting lineup twice: vs. Alabama-Birmingham and Nebraska ... ranked fifth on the team with nine receptions and 123 receiving yards.
VANNETT'S CAREER BESTS
|Most Rec.||4 (2x) last vs. NIU (9/19/15)|
|Most Yds. Rec.||45 vs. Illinois (11/3/12)|
|Longest Rec.||2 vs. Rutgers (10/18/14)|
|Most Rec. TDs||32 vs. Nebraska (10/6/12)|
NICK VANNETT'S RECEIVING STATS