Braxton Miller, Jack Mewhort, Philly Brown, Ryan Shazier, Corey Linsley, Christian Bryant, Kenny Guiton and C.J. Barnett are the captains of the 2013 Ohio State football team.
Head coach Urban Meyer has given these eight players the honor of being a captain, but the list will be pared down at the end of the season.
“It’s the first time I’ve done something like this,” Meyer told the team. “We had eight individuals receive a lot of votes, and all were within 12 votes of each other. So they’ll lead us into each game as captains and at the end of the year a decision will be made as to who will be the season’s captains.”
While not unprecedented, naming two juniors --- Miller and Shazier --- captains is rare.
The selection of Mewhort was seen as automatic after Meyer deemed him a captain in the spring. Meyer went as far to say that he'd use veto power if Mewhort was not elected by the team. Mewhort, Bryant and Miller were Ohio State's representatives at Big Ten media days, which is usually a sign that a captaincy could be in the near future.
Fifth-year senior left tackle Jack Mewhort is a consumer and family financial services major from Toledo and St. John’s High School
Fifth-year senior strong safety C.J. Barnett is a criminology major from Dayton and Northmont High School
Senior free safety Christian Bryant, a sociology major from Cleveland and Glenville High School
Fifth-year senior quarterback Kenny Guiton is a consumer and family financial services major from Houston, Texas, and Eisenhower High School
Junior quarterback Braxton Miller is a communications major from Huber Heights and Wayne High School
Junior linebacker Ryan Shazier is a psychology major from Pompano Beach, Fla., and Plantation High School
Fifth-year senior center Corey Linsley is an economics major from Youngstown and Boardman High School
Senior wide receiver Corey Brown is a criminology major from Upper Darby, Pa., and Cardinal O’Hara High School