April 19, 2012
Spring Game Rosters
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State's football coaches met at 6 a.m. Thursday morning to select the teams for the 2012 LiFE Sports Spring Game, which will take place Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m. Scarlet head coach Tom Herman and Gray coach Luke Fickell led their respective staffs in choosing teams.
While no mention was made of which team had the first selection in the draft or who was the first overall pick, the two teams have interesting dynamics.
Braxton Miller will quarterback Herman's Scarlet team and he'll work behind an offensive line that includes four players - Jack Mewhort, Corey Linsley, Marcus Hall and Reid Fragel - who have worked with the first unit this spring. Johnathan Hankins, Ryan Shazier and Travis Howard are among the key Scarlet defenders.
John Simon leads Fickell's Gray team that features Etienne Sabino, Garrett Goebel and Bradley Roby on defense with Kenny Guiton at quarterback and offensive threats like Jordan Hall, Jake Stoneburner, Corey Brown and Devin Smith.
Each team will feature two captains for this game: Scarlet captains are Zach Boren and Jack Mewhort and Gray's captains are John Simon and Etienne Sabino.
Head Coach - Tom Herman
Assistant Coaches - Everett Withers, Mike Vrabel, Tim Hinton
Game Captains - Zach Boren and Jack Mewhort
QBs - Braxton Miller, Justin Siems
OL - Darryl Baldwin, Reid Fragel, Marcus Hall, Eric Kramer, Corey Linsley, Jack Mewhort, Tim Trummer
RBs - Carlos Hyde, Rod Smith
FB - Zach Boren
TEs - Jeff Heuerman, Derek Burkholder, Nick Vannett
WRs - Chris Fields, Frank Kangah, Ryan Ross, Evan Spencer, Michael Thomas, Tyrone Williams
DL - Michael Bennett, Logan Beougher, Chase Farris, Joel Hale, Johnathan Hankins, William McCary, J.T. Moore, Se'Von Pittman, Kharim Stephens
LBs - Connor Crowell, Storm Klein, Ryan Shazier, Stewart Smith
DBs - C.J. Barnett, Christian Bryant, Doran Grant, Zach Domicone, Travis Howard, Vincent Petrella, Ron Tanner, Julian Vann, Jamie Wood
K/P - Drew Basil, Kyle Clinton, Kevin Niehoff
LS - Bryce Haynes
Head Coach - Luke Fickell
Assistant Coaches - Kerry Coombs, Ed Warinner, Stan Drayton, Zach Smith
Team Captains - Etienne Sabino and John Simon
QBs - Kenny Guiton, Cardale Jones
OL - Ivon Blackman, Brian Bobek, Jacoby Boren, Tommy Brown, Taylor Decker, Andrew Norwell, Ben St. John, Antonio Underwood
RBs - Bri'onte Dunn, Jordan Hall
FB - Adam Homan
TEs - Kyle Schuck, Jake Stoneburner
WRs - Corey Brown, Peter Gwilym, Verlon Reed, Taylor Rice, Devin Smith
DL - Adam Bellamy, Dalton Britt, Chris Carter, Garrett Goebel, Steve Miller, John Simon, Nathan Williams
LBs - Curtis Grant, Ross Oltorik, Joshua Perry, Andy Reed, Luke Roberts, Etienne Sabino
DBs - Corey Brown, Adam Griffin, Orhian Johnson, Tyvis Powell, Bradley Roby, Nick Sarac
K/P - Ben Buchanan, Kyle Clinton, Russell Doup
LS - George Makridis