Ohio State will suit up 14 college graduates for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
J.K. Dobbins second team; Parris Campbell and Isaiah Prince third team; 11 Buckeyes honored
Trio headlines a 14-honoree day for the Buckeyes; Offensive all-Big Ten honors announced Wednesday
The award is presented to the best student-athlete with exemplary community service
Ohio State one of eight football programs visited by ESPN this spring.
No. 5 Ohio State faces No. 8 USC in the 82nd Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas
The Buckeyes open up the 2017 campaign in Bloomington with a Big Ten clash with the Hoosiers.
The Buckeyes travel to Penn State to take on the Nittany Lions in a primetime B1G matchup.
Ohio State Football concludes spring practice with the LiFE Sports Spring Game at Ohio Stadium on April 16, 2016.
Notable: How good was the 2017 defensive line as a unit? Four players, including Sprinkle, were selected by their peers to captain the Buckeyes in 2017. The others were Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn Holmes and Sam Hubbard.
More on Sprinkle: 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. He was a 2012 Associated Press first-team all-Ohio selection and Division I co-defensive player of the year after recording 19 sacks and 30 total tackles-for-loss among his 103 tackles as a senior. He was 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. He also was named the Northeast Ohio All-Lake District Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. He is the son of Tracie Sprinkle and Percy Hicks.
SPRINKLE'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 5, Army, Sep 16, 2017 (1-4)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Indiana, Aug 31, 2017 (1-0); Penn State, Oct 28, 2017 (1-0); Oklahoma, Sept 9, 2017 (1-0)