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Tracy Sprinkle
Tracy  Sprinkle

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Elyria, Ohio

High School:
Elyria

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 293

Position:
DL

04/17/2013

ESPN CFB Tour Rolls into Columbus

Ohio State one of eight football programs visited by ESPN this spring.

04/12/2013

Cincinnati: Here Come the Buckeyes

Trip will feature overload of game action plus Cincinnati sights, sounds and tastes. And bling!

03/22/2013

News and Notes From The Trenches

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

03/08/2013

Two And Done ... For A While

Ohio State had its second practice of the spring Thursday; now the team is off until the 19th

03/05/2013

Buckeyes storm through first practice

Team practices in shorts and helmets in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center

04/16/2016

LiFE Sports Spring Game

Ohio State Football concludes spring practice with the LiFE Sports Spring Game at Ohio Stadium on April 16, 2016.

Ohio State Overview: Tracy Sprinkle has progressed from playing in three games as a red-shirt freshman in 2014 to playing in all 13 games for the Buckeyes last season to being counted on as a leader on the interior line this year and a significant contributor … Sprinkle rose to the occasion, was complimented by coaches as a leader throughout spring and now finds himself one good fall camp away from a potential starting position … a fourth-year junior, Sprinkle is near the top of the experience charts among returning tackles with 16 games played and 209 plays … he earned his first Varsity O letter last season and he is majoring in family resource management.

2015 Season (Sophomore): Sprinkle played in all 13 games for the 12-1, Fiesta Bowl-winning Buckeyes and contributed four tackles and recovered a fumble from his defensive tackle position … he was in tackle rotation all season and his playing time increased throughout the season, topped by a 60-play performance in the Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame that included 49 snaps on defense … had his high of two tackles in the win over Virginia Tech.

2014 Season (Freshman): After red-shirting the 2013 season, Sprinkle played in three games as a freshman in 2014 for the College Football Playoff national champions: Kent State, Rutgers and the Big Ten championship game vs. Wisconsin.

More on Tracy: Sprinkle was one of five Buckeyes in the 2013 recruiting class to enroll at Ohio State in January 2013 and take part in spring drills … The 2012 Associated Press first-team all-Ohio selection and Division I co-defensive player of the year, Sprinkle recorded 19 sacks and 30 total tackles-for-loss among his 103 tackles as a senior … dominant games included five sacks against Amherst Steele and four sacks (and 12 tackles) against Hudson … the first defensive player since Matt Wilhelm in 1999 to win the prestigious Lorain County Golden Helmet award as the best player in the county … also was named the Northeast Ohio All-Lake District Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … Elyria, coached by Kevin Fell, was 7-3 in both 2012 and 2011 … Sprinkle, a Top 30 strong side defensive end by 247Sports, had 27 sacks his final two seasons of play … he was a third-team all-state pick as a junior after making 94 tackles and eight sacks … is the son of Tracie Sprinkle and Percy Hicks.