Tracy Sprinkle
Tracy  Sprinkle


Elyria, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 293



11 Buckeyes Graduate; 34 Named Academic All-Big Ten

Ohio State will suit up 14 college graduates for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic


J.T., Price, Jamarco and Jordan First-Team All-Big Ten

J.K. Dobbins second team; Parris Campbell and Isaiah Prince third team; 11 Buckeyes honored


Nick Bosa, Tyquan Lewis & Denzel Ward First-Team All-Big Ten

Trio headlines a 14-honoree day for the Buckeyes; Offensive all-Big Ten honors announced Wednesday


Tracy Sprinkle Named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

The award is presented to the best student-athlete with exemplary community service


ESPN CFB Tour Rolls into Columbus

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


Cotton Bowl Classic - USC vs. Ohio State

No. 5 Ohio State faces No. 8 USC in the 82nd Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas


No. 2 Ohio State at Indiana

The Buckeyes open up the 2017 campaign in Bloomington with a Big Ten clash with the Hoosiers.


No. 2 Ohio State at Penn State

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


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 capped a fine career with the Buckeyes by being named a team co-captain as a fifth-year senior in 2017 and making 12 starts along a loaded defensive line to lead all linemen in starts. He contributed 16 tackles from his defensive tackle position and three tackles-for-losses, totaling seven yards. He also had a pass break-up and one quarterback hurry, and he was honored by OSU coaches as a “champion” three times. He played in three games as a true freshman in 2014 when Ohio State won the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship with a victory over Oregon in the title game. He was also a part of bowl game victories over Alabama (Sugar Bowl), Notre Dame (Fiesta Bowl) and USC (Cotton Bowl) and played on Big Ten title-winning teams in 2014 and 2017. An extremely hard worker, Sprinkle earned a start in the first game of the 2016 season only to injure his knee that game and miss the remainder of the season after surgery and rehabilitation. He played in 31 games in all as a Buckeye and lettered twice. He also graduated in May 2017 with his degree in family resource management.

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.

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)