The team held its third of 15 practices this spring in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Ohio State looking to move to 4-0 before the start of Big Ten play
A total of 37 Ohio State football players, each with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA were honored Wednesday evening at the Ohio Union
He has fine graduation success rates and Academic Progress Rate scores
The Buckeyes travel to Piscataway, NJ for the first time to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 24, 2015.
Photos from the Buckeyes' 42-35 win over Alabama.
Photos from the latest chapter in the greatest rivalry in all of sports, Ohio State-Michigan.
The Buckeyes and Hoosiers square off at the Shoe as the Buckeyes look to clinch the East Division of the Big Ten.
Ohio State vs. Indiana (USATSI)
Ohio State Overview: Tyvis Powell is savvy, talented and veteran football player who has personality-plus ... a fourth-year junior, he probably has more fun being a Buckeye than anyone on the team and he certainly takes care of his business off the field as well as anyone ... he graduated in May 2015 -- in just three-and-a-half years -- with a degree in marketing ... he has played in all 29 games the past two seasons -- after red-shirting the 2012 season -- and he has started 20 times, including the last 16 games ... has played 2,103 snaps his first two seasons and has recorded 124 tackles, five interceptions and six pass break-ups ... is best-of-friends with Cardale Jones.
2014 Season (Sophomore): Powell started all 15 games at one safety position for the College Football Playoff national champions ... was named defensive MVP of the national championship game against No. 2 Oregon with a game-high nine tackles and a pass break-up ... intercepted a pass in the end zone to clinch Ohio State's 42-35 victory over No. 1-ranked Alabama in the CFP semifinal game at the Allstate Sugar Bowl ... ranked fourth on the team in total tackles with 76 and was third with four interceptions ... ranked 10th in the Big Ten in interceptions ... led all Buckeyes with career-high 13 tackles vs. Navy ... had a huge interception late in the fourth quarter to keep Indiana from potentially tying the score ... also had interceptions against Kent and Penn State.
2013 Season (Freshman): Powell put together a fine season for the Buckeyes in 2013 after red-shirting the 2012 campaign as a true freshman ... he was primarily on the field on defense in nickel situations and he also was a key member of a number of special teams all season long ... as a result, he played more snaps -- 953 -- than all but four players on the team ... he played in all 14 games and he started five times, including at safety in the Discover Orange Bowl ... he recorded eight tackles on the season plus an interception, two pass break-ups, quarterback hurry and fumble recovery ... his interception came in the win over Iowa ... his biggest play of the year came in the closing seconds of the game against Michigan, stepping in front of a Devin Gardner two-point conversion attempt to make an interception and preserve the 42-41 win ... he had seven tackles in the win over Penn State.
More on Tyvis: Powell was coached at Bedford, located near Cleveland in northeast Ohio, by Sean Williams ... ranked No. 33 among all cornerbacks nationally by Rivals.com and the No. 37 safety by Scout.com ... a top 100 defensive back by ESPNU ... No. 20 senior in Ohio by 247Sports.com ... totaled six interceptions as a junior and senior, to go along with over 115 tackles ... a three sport athlete, Powell also played basketball and baseball ... ran track instead of playing baseball as a junior, though, to improve his speed ... never missed a day of classes while in high school ... is the son of Robin Powell-Richardson.
TYVIS POWELL'S DEFENSIVE STATS