Buckeyes in the NFL, Week Eight: Nothing Stops This Train

By Mike Young on October 28, 2013 at 11:15a
T Peezy off to the house

For one play, the Steelers defense took on the sieve-like quality of their offensive line and allowed Terrelle Pryor to scamper 93 yards for a touchdown. He smashed a couple records and ran away with our highlight of the week honors, as well.

Pryor won’t be allowed on campus anytime soon, but three notable, former players returned to Columbus. That includes one of the newest members of the College Football Hall of Fame.

One Buckeye is still trying to earn a roster spot and participated in a tryout this week. Unfortunately, his season ends before it even had the chance to start.

Plus, Eleven Warriors has stats from all former Buckeyes who are actually in the NFL.

Game. Blouses.Orlando Pace is a world-famous pancake artist. Like Prince

Pace Honored, Ginn and Herron Chill On Sidelines

This past week, Buckeye legend Orlando Pace returned to the place where he served up his best pancakes.

Ohio State recognized the two-time All-American and Lombardi Award winner during the Penn State game for – among other things – his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

The former Rams and Bears (barely still counts) tackle isn’t settling for just this honor. He’s hoping to make it to a different hall of fame, which is in his home state.

"If Canton calls, I’ll be ready," Pace told Pat Brennan. "That’s always been a goal of mine."

The Sandusky native certainly has the credentials to get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In his 13 year NFL career, he made the Pro Bowl seven times and was the anchor of an explosive Rams team that won the Super Bowl.

Pace also recently donated $250,000 to the university.

"Recruiting is such a big competition, and I wanted to do my part and give back," Pace told the Dayton Daily News. "Once those recruits walk in that room, they’ll see Ohio State is the place to be."

Meanwhile, two current NFL players also had time to stop by the Horseshoe for Saturday night’s evisceration of Penn State.

Ted Ginn Jr. played Thursday in Tampa, so he had a free weekend to hang out with Daniel “Boom” Herron on the sidelines. Ginn wore Braxton Miller's no. 5. His old jersey has been passed around between Jordan Hall and Rod Smith all season, and a man of Ginn's stature wants nothing to do with that smut.

Wells tries to impress Baltimore, Tears Achilles instead

After getting cut by the Cardinals in March, Chris "Beanie" Wells has yet to find a home.

He worked out with the Giants in September and with the Ravens, Wednesday. He was not signed, mainly because he tore his Achilles tendon during his tryout, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Despite their terrible offensive line play, Baltimore would have been a good spot for Wells. Ray Rice has been banged up and ineffective, while backup Bernard Pierce is dealing with a hamstring injury.

Wells missed half of last season with turf toe and has yet to fully display the talent that made him a first round pick. In 2011, he ran for 1,047 yards and 10 touchdowns but has now regained the "injury prone" label. 

Highlight of the week

Isn't this the same run from that GIF at the beginning of this story? We don't mean to houndie hound you with it, but it is a record breaking play.

Pryor set an NFL mark with this 93-yard dash, the longest run for a QB in NFL history. He also snuck past Bo Jackson’s team record by with a run that was a yard longer:

T Peezy off to the house

How ex-Buckeyes Fared During Week Eight 

Player team position stats/Notes
Mike Adams Pittsburgh Steelers OT Made triumphant return to LT spot after injury to starter
Will Allen Pittsburgh Steelers S 1 tackle in loss to Raiders
Alex Boone San Francisco 49ers OG 49ers rush for 221 yds in win, groupies flock to him
Michael Brewster Jacksonville Jaguars C Jags atrocious... but in London, this time! 
Chimdi Chekwa Oakland Raiders CB Active in win over Steelers
Kurt Coleman Philadelphia Eagles DB 1 tackle, 1 fiancée who encountered Drake this week 
Jim Cordle New York Giants C Remains starter after David Baas is placed on IR
Nate Ebner New England Patriots DB 4 tackles in win over Dolphins 
Ted Ginn Jr. Carolina Panthers WR 5 rec, 80 yds in win, returned to C-bus with Boom 
Johnathan Hankins New York Giants DT Active, but didn't record any stats. Much like 2 offenses
Brian Hartline Miami Dolphins WR 4 rec, 37 yds in loss to Patriots
Ben Hartsock Carolina Panthers TE Left Tampa with two wins – beat Bucs & didn't get MRSA
A.J. Hawk Green Bay Packers LB Unusual that he didn't lead team in tackles, but had 5
Boom Herron  Indianapolis Colts RB Colts on bye week
Cameron Heyward Pittsburgh Steelers DE 6 tackles in another loss, but he still loves Pittsburgh
Santonio Holmes New York Jets WR Inactive, injured, haughty columnist want him out
Malcolm Jenkins New Orleans Saints S Recorded 5 tackles before leaving with leg injury
James Laurinaitis St. Louis Rams LB Plays tonight vs Seahawks
Nick Mangold New York Jets C Played through rib injury in loss to Bengals
Jake McQuaide St. Louis Rams LS Plays tonight vs Seahawks
Mike Nugent Cincinnati Bengals K Rest of offense picks him up – 7 XPs in win 
Ryan Pickett Green Bay Packers DT 2 tackles in win over Vikings 
DeVier Posey Houston Texans WR Texans on bye week
Terrelle Pryor Oakland Raiders QB 10-19, 88 yds, 109 yds rushing. Most came on this run
Brian Robiskie Atlanta Falcons WR Inactive in loss to Cardinals
Dane Sanzenbacher Cincinnati Bengals WR 2 rec, 18 yds in win over Jets
John Simon Baltimore Ravens LB Ravens on bye week
Rob Sims Detroit Lions OG Like alma mater, Lions had over 600 yds total offense
Jake Stoneburner Green Bay Packers TE Made a tackle on special teams in win over Vikings
Donte Whitner San Francisco 49ers S Says there's "lots to improve on" after 42-10 win

[GIFs via Bleacher Report and SB Nation]


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AndyVance's picture

Isn't this the same run from that GIF at the beginning of this story? We don't mean to houndie hound you with it, but it is a record breaking play.

Viva le Houndie!!!
Were it not for his picks, Pryor would be a shoo-in for this week's award.

Squirrel Master's picture

it's a shame that Pryor would be the houndie this week because he didn't have a whole lot of competition.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Squirrel Master's picture

I loved it when people doubted Pryor could play QB in the NFL. Now I don't think he will lead a superbowl contender all the time but he will be a decent starter for a few years. Randall Cunningham type of career.
It just sucks for Beanie.

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tommrkr's picture

I lived in the same dorm as Orlando Pace.  You don't really understand how big a dude is until you share an elevator with him.  Glad to see him getting the respect he deserves, and hope to see him enshrined in Canton one day.

pjtobin's picture

If Pryor has a great nfl career will those fans who don't want him back on campus chill out?

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airbuckeye's picture

I for one don't hold the tatto bs against Pryor or the other because that trifles to what Jphnny football and Cam did and in no Fing way did that give them an advantage like taking cash money. Plus since when is it against the law to sell something you own or earned to trade for something else. I thought then as i do now it was pure BS and a WITCH HUNT lead by ESPIN to bring tOSU down and SUNSHINE pump (PIMP) their SEC (  WHORE ) conference money making machine.

gobucks5413's picture

It always kind of bugged me how most people are okay with MoClarrett and even Tressel, but people are still at Pryor like he's the devil. I saw a dude with a #2 jersey, who duct taped a 1 to make it a #12....
Just seems like a bit much...If TP went to an $EC school, he wouldn't have done anything wrong, because "everyone does it".

Moses Cleveland's picture

Nice to see TP running over the Squealers. He just hates Pennsylvania.
I love it.

IBleedSandG's picture

TP gashing the Pittsburgh defense - there is nothing sweeter for a Buckeye and Bengal fan!


Hovenaut's picture

Love how the screen shows the Raiders up 7-0 before TP reaches the end zone, because they are not going to catch him.

GoBucks713's picture

The Houndie is Dead. Long Live the Houndie.
Also, Little Animal and Jake McQuaide still play tonight. I know it's a long shot for a long snapper to get in on the action, but Laurinaitis still has a shot.

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ToledoBuckeye's picture

For some reason they don't include stats from Monday night games.  At least not from what I have seen.

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Wilkins78's picture

Added bonus to TP's run, it was almost all TTUN alum Lamarr Woodley's fault.  

Larryp713's picture

Congrats and a lot of love to Orlando Pace... he pancaked my younger brother when they were playing freshman football in high school (Orlando with a special uniform because he was too big for the standard unis). I thought he was a can't miss then, and I am usually wrong. I completely got it right with him! Go big O!



bux_booster's picture

TP has such long legs, he doesn't seem so speedy.  But watching Troy Polamalu trying to keep up really amazed me.

jfunk's picture

We don't mean to houndie hound you with it, but it is a record breaking play.

Now you're just toying with our emotions...

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Seattle Linga's picture

PSU is still sour at us because they thought they had TP lined up and ready to go to school. They should have known better.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I loved seeing Terrelle ripping down the sidelines for 93 yard TD!!!  I have always been a big fan of his and I am elated that he is starting to get a shot and is taking advantage of it.  He threw two INTs but still was able to win the game!!! 
I am one Buckeye man that thinks people need to drop the finger pointing at TP and give him a big welcome back!!!

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yrro's picture

Bandwidth exceeded! Oh noes!

otrain2416's picture


We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

45has2's picture

Kudos to Big O for giving back to the university. He gave new meaning to Block, O. The only thing missing from, and would have been the icing on, that TP record setting run was one of his trademark stiff arms. Did anyone else have some Pryor thoughts when Cardale Jones hit the field against State Penn? Not that he looks as athletic, but what a frame that dude has and he can motor well enough. I could see him standing in the pocket throwing would be tacklers to the ground.

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iball's picture

I cant believe Jim Cordell is starting for theGiants..no wonder they suck

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ScarletGray43157's picture

There was video on 11W a couple of weeks back of him blocking while standing straight up, I mean not even a  slight bend in his knees.   I would think Justin Boren could find a spot in the league somewhere if Cordle has one.  

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NitroBuck's picture

Troy Polamalu, eat my dust....
-Terrelle Pryor

Ferio.  Tego.

WC Buckeye's picture

And William Gay (#22 closing briefly in the top portion of the frame)? You can't touch me, either. I heard you coming after me and kicked it up a touch. You quit.

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