Ohio State football tied with LSU for second-most NFL players heading into 2022 season
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Ohio State leads all Big Ten teams by team 17 players, with Penn State starting the 2022 NFL season with 35 players, while Michigan came in with 33 players on NFL teams.
In 2022, 224 different colleges were represented on NFL active rosters during Week 1.
Heading into the 2022 season, the NFL calculated that the Buckeyes had the most representatives at the wide receiver position with seven: Michael Thomas, Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, Curtis Samuel, Noah Brown, Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin.
The NFL also had Ohio State tied with LSU, Michigan and Notre Dame for the most offensive guards: Pat Elflein, Michael Jordan, Jonah Jackson and Andrew Norwell. Guards Wyatt Davis and Jamarco Jones were also members of NFL rosters when the season kicked off Sept. 8.
Ohio State football's 2022 schedule
- Week 1: Ohio State 21, Notre Dame 10
- Week 2: Ohio State vs. Arkansas State, Sept. 10, in Columbus, Ohio
- Week 3:Ohio State vs. Toledo, Sept. 17, in Columbus, Ohio
- Week 4: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin, Sept. 24, Columbus, Ohio
- Week 5: Ohio State vs. Rutgers, Oct. 1, Columbus Ohio
- Week 6:Ohio State vs. Michigan State, Oct. 8, East Lansing, Mich.
- Week 7:Ohio State vs. Iowa, Oct. 22, Columbus, Ohio
- Week 8:Ohio State vs. Penn State, Oct. 29, State College, Pa.
- Week 9: Ohio State vs. Northwestern, Nov. 5, Evanston, Ill.
- Week 10:Ohio State vs Indiana, Nov. 12, Columbus, Ohio
- Week 11: Ohio State vs. Maryland, Nov. 19, College Park, MD.
- Week 12: Ohio State vs. Michigan, at noon Nov. 26, Columbus, Ohio