Scarlet 31, Gray 14
Q&A with the junior tight end
Players on the receiving (and blocking) end of things met with the media after practice
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Buckeyes claim Leaders Division outright with win; Badgers already in the B1G title game
Ohio State Overview: Nick Vannett is one-half of a dynamic and impressive pair of tight ends for the Buckeyes, along with true senior Jeff Heuerman ... "I'll take our two tight ends over anyone in America," coach Urban Meyer said this spring ... a fourth-year junior, Vannett is game experienced, having played in 25 games the past two seasons with two starts ... he has 17 career catches for 203 yards and one touchdown ... he is majoring in sports and industry.
2013 Season: Vannett played in 13 games and he lined up on offense for 289 plays plus had an additional 80 snaps on special teams ... he had eight catches for 80 yards ... caught his first collegiate touchdown pass against Purdue (8 yards) ... he had two receptions in games vs. Florida A&M (27 yards), Purdue (21 yards) and vs. Clemson in the Discover Orange Bowl (22 yards).
2012 Season: After red-shirting the 2011 season as a true freshman, Vannett earned considerable playing time at tight end during the Buckeyes' 2012 undefeated season ... he was awarded with his first varsity letter after playing in all 12 games ... he was in the starting lineup twice: vs. Alabama-Birmingham and Nebraska ... he ranked fifth on the team with nine receptions and 123 receiving yards ... he averaged 13.7 yards per reception and had a long catch of 32 yards vs. Nebraska ... had two catches vs. Miami, California and Illinois ... he totaled 45 receiving yards vs. Illinois for a personal-best yardage total.
More on Nick: Vannett earned all-Ohio recognition as a senior for coach John Magistro at Westerville Central H.S. ... also earned all-metro, all-OCC and all-district honors ... made 47 catches for 606 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior ... was named to the Offense-Defense Bowl, Ohio North-South Classic and Big 33 games ... also a basketball letterman ... is the son of Carol and Jim Vannett.
NICK VANNETT'S CAREER RECEIVING STATS
GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING STATS