Pat Elflein
Pat  Elflein


Pickerington, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 300



Barrett, Elflein, Weber Earn Big Ten Offensive Honors

Four Buckeyes earn first team All-Big Ten honors on the offensive side of the ball; six total honored



Elflein thankful and couldn’t be more proud to be a Buckeye


Pat Elflein One of Five Semifinalists for Outland Trophy

Mid-season All-American on six teams is also up for Rimington Trophy & Lombardi Award



Offensive lineman always remembers his roots, no matter how far he goes


Six Buckeyes Earn Midseason All-America Honors

Hooker, Elflein, McMillan, Price, Samuel and Barrett on ESPN, SI or TSN teams


No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Nebraska

The Buckeyes welcome the Cornhuskers to Ohio Stadium for a Top-10 Showdown.


No. 3 Ohio State at No. 14 Oklahoma

Scenes from the Buckeyes' first road game of the season at Oklahoma.


No. 6 Ohio State vs. Bowling Green

Scenes from the Buckeyes' season opener at Ohio Stadium on September 3, 2016

Ohio State Overview: Pat Elflein has been named one of the team’s captains for the 2016 season by head coach Urban Meyer, and he will be a center of attention for an Ohio State offense that returns just three starters from a year ago … a fifth-year graduate – he received his degree in communications in May 2016 – Elflein will be starting for a third consecutive season on the offensive line … he is a veteran of 42 games and 29 starts … he is a physical, no-nonsense young man who is personable, an excellent team representative and regarded by coaches as one of the top centers in the country this season … he is a two-time first-team all-Big Ten Conference guard who is moving to center this season to diversify and because it’s the position he’ll most likely play in the NFL … Elflein’s solid character is represented in the fact he is a two-time “Iron Buckeye” award winner, which is awarded to six players bi-annually for unquestioned physical training dedication, determination, discipline, toughness and leadership … he has played on offensive lines that boast the top two yards per carry averages in school history: 6.8 yards in 2013 and 5.7 yards in 2014 … a fine student, he earned three OSU Scholar-Athlete awards and one Academic All-Big Ten Conference honor prior to receiving his degree … he is a three-time Varsity O letterwinner.

2015 Season (Junior): Elflein started all 13 games for the 12-1 Buckeyes, who capped their season with a 44-28 win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl … named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press and SI.com … named first-team all-Big Ten Conference by the league’s head coaches (for the second consecutive year) and also by the media … helped pave the way for Ohio State to lead the Big Ten in rushing at 245.2 yards per game and finish second in the conference in scoring (35.7) and third in total offense (434.1) ... helped Ohio State rush for 360 yards in the win at Virginia Tech, 369 yards at Michigan and helped Ezekiel Elliott rush for 274 yards in the win at Indiana.

2014 Season (Sophomore): Elflein started all 15 games for the College Football Playoff national champions ... opened the season at left guard and started the first three games there, but moved to right guard for the final 12 games ... helped the Buckeyes to a Top 10 national ranking in rushing (eighth) with just over 264 yards per game ... the offense was outstanding all around, with school records for touchdowns (90), points scored (637), passing yards (3,707) and passing touchdowns (42) as well ... Elflein was named first-team all-Big Ten Conference by the league's coaches ... he and his offensive line teammates paved the way for Ezekiel Elliott to become the first running back in school history to rush for 200 yards in consecutive games.

2013 Season (Freshman): Elflein was a reserve lineman as a red-shirt freshman and played in all 14 games to earn his first Varsity O letter ... he played 57 snaps on offense in Ohio State's overwhelming win over Florida A&M and then had several series worth of offensive snaps vs. Penn State and Purdue before being called in to play three quarters against Michigan ... his play against the Wolverines in the one-point win earned him the start in the Big Ten championship game vs. Michigan State ... he played every snap vs. the Spartans.

2012 Season: A foot injury kept Elflein on the sidelines for much of the 2012 season and he ended up red-shirting as a true freshman.

More on Pat: Elflein didn’t wrestle with his decision about which school to attend once he received a scholarship offer from Ohio State … as a result, the Buckeyes’ recruiting class secured two of the 2011 Associated Press first-team Division I all-state offensive linemen: Elflein and Jacoby Boren, from cross-town school Pickerington Central … in Elflein, the No. 22 offensive guard prospect in the nation by ESPNU and the No. 31 guard by Scout.com, the Buckeyes got a rock solid worker, someone who spent his high school summers pouring and breaking up concrete … a four-year football letterman and a two-time football team captain, Elflein earned 12 letters in his high school career, four each in the sports of football, wrestling and track and field … he was named in football to all-Ohio Capital Conference, all-Central District and to the Dispatch’s all-Metro teams … he was the 2011 wrestler of the year in the OCC and was a state and national qualifier … an older brother, Matt, played linebacker for Ohio Dominican … the boys are the sons of Lisa and Kenneth Elflein