It was a bit warmer on the practice fields today; Luke liked the effort
Jeff Uhlenhake is in his seventh season as an Ohio State football strength and conditioning assistant. The former Ohio State All-American and 10-year NFL veteran works with the Buckeyes in all phases of their training and physical development.
A four-year starter at offensive guard and then center for the Buckeyes, Uhlenhake was a two-time All-Big Ten honoree and earned first-team All-America honors as a senior in 1988, when he served as a captain and was voted the team's most valuable player. Uhlenhake was drafted by the Miami Dolphins and played 10 years in the NFL, including five seasons with Miami (1989-93), two with New Orleans (1994-95) and three with Washington (1996-98).
In 2000, Uhlenhake got his coaching career started as the offensive line coach for Centreville High School in Centreville, Va., where he helped the team to a state championship. During the 2001-02 and 2002-03 school years, Uhlenhake served as the athletics director and head football coach at Lehman Catholic High School in Sidney, Ohio.
Uhlenhake served as offensive quality control coach with Ohio State during the 2003 season before leaving for Cincinnati to coach the offensive line under former OSU defensive coordinator Mark Dantonio. After one season with the Bearcats, Uhlenhake spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, where he coached the offensive line, first as an assistant before taking over the position for the final 10 games of 2006.
A native of Newark, Ohio, Uhlenhake prepped at Newark Catholic High School, where he was the 1984 Ohio Class "A" Lineman of the Year and played in three state championship games. He was named to the OSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.
Uhlenhake and his wife Angie, who is from Troy, Ohio, have three children: sons Jake and Ben, and daughter Allie.