Forty Ohio State Student Athletes Earn Degrees on Sunday

December 15, 2013 at 7:02p    by Jason Priestas    
Kenny Guiton walked. Good man, Kenny Guiton.

Ohio State held its Autumn Commencement today at the Schottenstein Center and among the thousands of students to receive their diplomas were 40 current and former athletes. In all, 22 programs had at least one student-athlete graduate, led by football with eight.

Football players that walked included quarterback Kenny Guiton, kicker Drew Basil, center Corey Linsley and former linebacker Storm Klein.

We're now one step closer to Coach Guiton and that's a Good Thing™.

Here's the full list of student-athletes that graduated today.



FitzBuck's picture

FB - Drew Basil (Communication)
FB - Kenneth Guiton (Family Resource Management)
FB - James Hastings (Mechanical Engineering)
FB - Storm Klein (Sport and Leisure Studies)
FB - Corey Linsley (Economics)
FB - George Makridis (Political Science)
FB - William McCary (Mechanical Engineering)
yep not not seeing that all impressive degree in Undeclared


Toledo - Ohio's right armpit 

"A troll by any other name is still a troll". 


Doc's picture

Fits, you beat me to the undeclared punch. Congrats to all of the grads today. Nice job!

"Say my name."

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Wait wait no one earned a degree in General Studies?

Buckman's picture

FB- Charles Barnett (Criminology)

I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.


spqr2008's picture

And two of the football guys were Mechanical Engineers?  Geez, that major is hard enough to get into, challenging to graduate in too.

Hovenaut's picture

Congrats to all the grads, well done ladies and gents.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

rkylet83's picture

Excellent.  This makes me really happy.  I am excited to see the remaining players graduating this spring.  Football is rarely the future for anyone and its important to have a plan.  The NFL isn't the be all end all.  

bigbadbuck's picture

Congrats to all!

Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.            

otrain2416's picture

Hoping Kenny G got that 3.0 so he can be our GA next year!

Norwalk's picture

I expect him to show very well during combines and spend a long career as a back-up in the NFL.  Every team is looking for a guy who prepares well and can seamlessly step in for the starter when called upon. I could easily see him get signed by Carolina, San Francisco, or Seattle because of his skill set. I don't know if he will be drafted but I do expect him to sign and spend a long time in The League.

CowCat's picture

That's an interesting angle.  
Who wouldn't want a selfless, humble guy who studies his butt off, understands the offense backwards and forwards, is able to run and deliver the ball under pressure?
The NFL is as much about execution as it is about raw talent, so you might be right.
Selfishly though, I think most of us want to see him on the Ohio State sideline for as long as possible.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

buckskin's picture

Congratulations to the players and all graduating students.  Stories like these bring me back to the most important thing in college, not football titles.

alust2013's picture

I graduated there yesterday as well.

...and Michigan still sucks.

Rjpfish2's picture

Hats off to Storm for graduating. It was just a tough break for the kid and his sticking it out shows tremendous class. O-H! 

buckeyeboy59's picture

Love seeing this, all of the athletes finally getting that degree! O-H...

unholy bucknut's picture

Congratulations to all these guys. Graduating college is a hell of an accomplishment.