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Nearly a 53-Man Roster of Ohio State Buckeyes in the NFL
52 former players are in the NFL on Week 1 of the 2019 season, including 44 active Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio – When the 100th season of NFL football kicks off this evening with a game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, former Ohio State center Corey Linsley will be on the field beginning his sixth season as a Packer. He’ll be the first of a large contingent of Buckeyes – 52 in all – who are in the league this season either on active rosters (44), on practice squads (three) or on an injured or physically unable to perform list (five).

“Developed Here” is a motto of the football program and it certainly is worthy with 12 Ohio State rookies in the league, including eight on active rosters: Nick Bosa (San Francisco), Michael Jordan (Cincinnati), Dre’Mont Jones (Denver), Parris Campbell (Indianapolis), Isaiah Prince (Miami), Kendall Sheffield (Atlanta) and Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin (Washington).

That youth movement isn’t just with this year’s class of rookies: Ohio State boasts 24 NFL players with three years or less experience.

The veteran Buckeyes are led by a trio of outstanding leaders: Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins, who is entering his 11th year in the NFL, Buffalo safety and 10-year NFL vet Kurt Coleman, and nine-year defensive lineman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cameron Heyward.

There are 27 NFL teams with an Ohio State Buckeye on a roster.

Buckeyes on 2019 NFL Rosters
By Team – 52

LB Dante Booker – Arizona Cardinals, practice squad
WR Johnnie Dixon – Arizona Cardinals, practice squad
DT Michael Bennett – Atlanta Falcons, IR
CB Kendall Sheffield – Atlanta Falcons, active
SAF Kurt Coleman – Buffalo Bills, active
WR Curtis Samuel – Carolina Panthers, active
DE Sam Hubbard – Cincinnati Bengals, active
OG Michael Jordan – Cincinnati Bengals, active
OC Billy Price – Cincinnati Bengals, active
CB Denzel Ward – Cleveland Browns, active
WR Noah Brown – Dallas Cowboys, PUP
RB Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys, active
WR Devin Smith – Dallas Cowboys, active
RB Mike Weber – Dallas Cowboys, practice squad
TE Jeff Heuerman – Denver Broncos, active
DT Dre’mont Jones – Denver Broncos, active
OT Taylor Decker – Detroit Lions, active
OC Corey Linsley – Green Bay Packers, active
RB Carlos Hyde – Houston Texans, active
CB Bradley Roby – Houston Texans, active
WR Parris Campbell – Indianapolis Colts, active
SAF Malik Hooker – Indianapolis Colts, active
DE Tyquan Lewis – Indianapolis Colts, active
OG Andrew Norwell – Jacksonville Jaguars, active
LB Darron Lee – Kansas City Chiefs, active
DE Joey Bosa – Los Angeles Chargers, active
LS Jake McQuaide – Los Angeles Rams, active
LB Jerome Baker – Miami Dolphins, active
LB Raekwon McMillan – Miami Dolphins, active
OT Isaiah Prince – Miami Dolphins, active
OG Pat Elflein – Minnesota Vikings, active
DT Jalyn Holmes – Minnesota Vikings, active
SAF Nate Ebner – New England Patriots, active
DE John Simon – New England Patriots, active
CB Eli Apple – New Orleans Saints, active
SAF Vonn Bell – New Orleans Saints, active
WR Ted Ginn Jr. – New Orleans Saints, active
CB Marshon Lattimore – New Orleans Saints, active
WR Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints, active
RB Rod Smith – New York Giants, IR
CB Gareon Conley – Oakland Raiders, active
DT Jonathan Hankins – Oakland Raiders, active
SAF Malcolm Jenkins – Philadelphia Eagles, active
P Cameron Johnston – Philadelphia Eagles, active
DE Cameron Heyward – Pittsburgh Steelers, active
LB Ryan Shazier – Pittsburgh Steelers, PUP
DE Nick Bosa – San Francisco 49ers, active
OT Jamarco Jones – Seattle Seahawks, active
OG Demetrius Knox – Seattle Seahawks, IR
TE Nick Vannett – Seattle Seahawks, active
QB Dwayne Haskins – Washington Redskins, active
WR Terry McLaurin – Washington Redskins, active

Buckeyes on 2019 NFL Rosters
Active Roster by Position – 44

Defensive Backs – 11
CB Eli Apple – New Orleans Saints
SAF Vonn Bell – New Orleans Saints
SAF Kurt Coleman – Buffalo Bills
CB Gareon Conley – Oakland Raiders
SAF Nate Ebner – New England Patriots
SAF Malik Hooker – Indianapolis Colts
SAF Malcolm Jenkins – Philadelphia Eagles
CB Marshon Lattimore – New Orleans Saints
CB Bradley Roby – Houston Texans
CB Kendall Sheffield – Atlanta Falcons
CB Denzel Ward – Cleveland Browns

Defensive Line – 9
DE Joey Bosa – Los Angeles Chargers
DE Nick Bosa – San Francisco 49ers
DE Cameron Heyward – Pittsburgh Steelers
DT Jalyn Holmes – Minnesota Vikings
DT Jonathan Hankins – Oakland Raiders
DE Sam Hubbard – Cincinnati Bengals
DT Dre’mont Jones – Denver Broncos
DE Tyquan Lewis – Indianapolis Colts
DE John Simon – New England Patriots

Offensive Line – 8
OT Taylor Decker – Detroit Lions
OG Pat Elflein – Minnesota Vikings
OT Jamarco Jones – Seattle Seahawks
OG Michael Jordan – Cincinnati Bengals
OC Corey Linsley – Green Bay Packers
OG Andrew Norwell – Jacksonville Jaguars
OC Billy Price – Cincinnati Bengals
OT Isaiah Prince – Miami Dolphins

Wide Receivers – 6
WR Parris Campbell – Indianapolis Colts
WR Ted Ginn Jr. – New Orleans Saints
WR Terry McLaurin – Washington Redskins
WR Curtis Samuel – Carolina Panthers
WR Devin Smith – Dallas Cowboys
WR Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints

Linebackers – 3
LB Jerome Baker – Miami Dolphins
LB Darron Lee – Kansas City Chiefs
LB Raekwon McMillan – Miami Dolphins

Running Backs – 2
RB Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys
RB Carlos Hyde – Kansas City Chiefs

Quarterback – 1
QB Dwayne Haskins – Washington Redskins

Tight Ends – 2
TE Jeff Heuerman – Denver Broncos
TE Nick Vannett – Seattle Seahawks

Specialists – 2
P Cameron Johnston – Philadelphia Eagles
LS Jake McQuaide – Los Angeles Rams