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 vs. Illinois Photo Gallery
Ohio State Overview: Nick, a member of the 2011 Ohio State recruiting class, red-shirted the 2011 season as a true freshman ... he caught four passes in the spring game to cap the 2012 spring drills and he came out of the spring listed as a backup at the tight end position.
More on Nick: Nick is majoring in pre-business ... he 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 ... Nick is the son of Carol and Jim Vannett.