Which former Ohio State football players are on the Cincinnati Bengals with Joe Burrow?
Joe Burrow is not the only former Ohio State football player to be on the Cincinnati Bengals' 2022 roster.
Burrow is one of seven players to have played for the Buckeyes that are currently on the Bengals' active or practice squad rosters. Without Burrow or linebacker Keandre Jones, who both transferred to LSU and Maryland, respectively, the Bengals rank second with five Ohio State players on the roster behind the New Orleans Saints' six: Marshon Lattimore, Chris Olave, Bradley Roby, Nick Vannett, Michael Thomas and Pete Werner.
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CB Eli Apple
One of five Ohio State players to be selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft with Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott, Taylor Decker and Darron Lee, cornerback Eli Apple finished his collegiate career with 86 tackles, four interceptions, 17 pass deflections and 7.5 tackles-for-loss.
After being named as a second-team All-Big Ten player in 2015, Apple was drafted 10th overall by the New York Giants in 2016. In stops with the Giants, Bengals, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers, Apple has 51 career pass deflections and five interceptions.
In his second regular season with the Bengals, Apple has 49 tackles and eight pass deflections, while he recorded 12 tackles and a pass deflection in the team's first two playoff wins against the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills.
SAF Vonn Bell
Also selected in the 2016 NFL draft in the second round by the New Orleans Saints, safety Vonn Bell has continued to be a consistent playmaker in the defensive backfield.
After three seasons with Ohio State where he posted 175 tackles, nine interceptions and 15 pass deflections, Bell has recoded at least 80 tackles in every season but the 2022 campaign for the Bengals, where he had 77 tackles, four tackles-for-loss and a career-high four interceptions.
In two playoff games, Bell has 10 tackles, a tackle-for-loss and a quarterback hit.
P Drue Chrisman
The Cincinnati Bengals punter is one of the most decorated punters in Ohio State history.
Drue Chrisman was a three-time All-Big Ten honoree and two-time semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, finishing his collegiate career averaging 44 yards per punt: fourth-best in program history.
Signing with the Bengals after the 2021 NFL draft, Chrisman took over the team's punting duties, averaging 47.8 per punt with two touchbacks and 13 landing inside the 20-yard line during the regular season.
During the 2022 postseason, Chrisman has landed three of his five punts inside the 20-yard line, averaging more than 50 yards per punt in the AFC Wild Card game against the Ravens.
DE Sam Hubbard
The former Ohio State defensive end had one of the most memorable plays in recent Bengals history in the AFC Wild Card game against the Ravens, returning a fumble 98 yards for a go-ahead score in the fourth quarter.
Hubbard never scored a touchdown in three seasons at Ohio State, but did bring in 116 tackles, 30 tackles-for-loss and 17 sacks.
That production has continued into his NFL career, recording 60 tackles or more in each of his last four regular seasons with three seasons of at least 10 tackles-for-loss.
In two playoff games, Hubbard has five tackles and two quarterback hits along with the fumble recovery.
LB Keandre Jones
Keandre Jones didn't find much success with Ohio State, playing 16 games in three seasons with the Buckeyes before transferring to Maryland and recording 73 tackles, 14.5 tackles-for-loss and seven sacks in 2019.
Jones has been with the Bengals for three seasons, recording four tackles in eight games. ones is currently on the Bengals' practice squad.
OT Isaiah Prince
After being drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL draft, Isaiah Prince, a former first-team All-Big Ten tackle, was claimed by the Bengals in 2019.
Prince started four games for the Bengals in 2021.