2014 Ohio State Spring Game Rosters Announced

By Kyle Rowland on April 10, 2014 at 6:24p

After 14 practices, the final day of drills culminates in its own Ohio State Super Bowl: the Scarlet and Gray game. The annual spring game returns to Ohio Stadium after a one-year hiatus. Braxton Miller is out, but there’s no shortage of firepower.

Key members of Scarlet: Cardale Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, Curtis Samuel, Devin Smith, Dontre Wilson, Corey Smith, Taylor Decker, Darryl Baldwin, Jacoby Boren, Antonio Underwood, Curtis Grant, Chris Worley, Eli Apple, Ron Tanner, Joey Bosa and Michael Bennett.

Key members of Gray: J.T. Barrett, Bri’onte Dunn, Warren Ball, Michael Thomas, Johnny Dixon, Nick Vannett, Pat Elflein, Billy Price, Kyle Dodson, Noah Spence, Adolphus Washington, Tommy Schutt, Joshua Perry, Raekwon McMillan, Darron Lee, Tyvis Powell, Cam Burrows and Armani Reeves.

The coaching matchup pits assistant head coach for offense/running backs coach Stan Drayton (Scarlet) against cornerbacks/special teams coach Kerry Coombs (Gray), ensuring high quantities of energy on both sidelines. Drayton will be assisted by Tom Herman, Tim Hinton and newcomers Chris Ash and Larry Johnson. Coombs' staff includes Ed Warinner, Zach Smith and Luke Fickell.

The game will feature four 10-minute quarters with clock stoppages throughout the first half and a running clock in the second half. There will be no kickoffs, but Cameron Johnston will be punting under live conditions with all punts being fair catches.  

The losing team will walk back to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center from Ohio Stadium and refurbish the Buckeye Grove on a date to be determined this spring.

The game begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be televised on BTN. It also will be streamed live at btn2go.com. Tickets are $5. The game follows the Ohio State-Michigan lacrosse game, also played at the Horseshoe. One ticket is valid for both events.

Gray Team Roster
HEAD COACH: Kerry Coombs
ASSISTANT COACHES: Ed Warinner, Zach Smith, Luke Fickell
HONORARY CAPTAIN: Dr. Joseph A. Alutto
1 Johnnie Dixon WR 5-11 198 FR West Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer
3 Michael Thomas WR 6-3 203 JR/SO Los Angeles, Calif./Woodland Hills Taft & FUMA
5 Raekwon McMillan LB 6-2 240 FR Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County
6 Evan Spencer WR 6-2 208 SR/SR Vernon Hills, Ill./Vernon Hills
7 Rod Smith RB 6-3 231 5th SR Fort Wayne, Ind./Paul Harding
8 J.T. Moore TE 6-3 260 5th SR Youngstown, Ohio/Boardman
8 Noah Spence DL 6-3 252 JR/JR Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt
11 Vonn Bell S 5-11 200 SO Rossville, Ga./Ridgeland
12 Doran Grant CB 5-11 193 SR/SR Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary
14 Jake Russell P 6-1 198 JR/JR Twinsburg, Ohio/Twinsburg
15 Luke Morgan QB 6-2 225 SO Lebanon, Ohio/Lebanon
16 J.T. Barrett QB 6-1 225 FR Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider
16 Cam Burrows S 6-0 208 SO Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison
17 Jalin Marshall H-B 5-11 205 FR Middletown, Ohio/Middletown
19 Gareon Conley CB 6-0 190 FR Massillon, Ohio/Washington
21 Devlin McDaniel WR 5-11 200 SO Marion, Ohio/Marion Pleasant
23 Tyvis Powell S 6-3 205 JR/SO Bedford, Ohio/Bedford
25 Bri’onte Dunn RB 6-0 216 JR/SO Canton, Ohio/GlenOak
26 Armani Reeves CB 5-10 198 JR/JR West Roxbury, Mass./Catholic Memorial
28 Warren Ball RB 6-1 224 JR/SO Columbus, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales
30 Devan Bogard LB 6-0 210 JR/JR Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville
32 Russell Doup S 6-2 198 5th SR Mt. Vernon, Ohio/Mt. Vernon
33 Frank Epitropoulos WR 6-1 206 JR/SO Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington
37 Joshua Perry LB 6-4 250 JR/JR Galena, Ohio/Olentangy
38 Craig Fada LB 6-0 233 JR/JR Columbus,Ohio/Bishop Watterson
39 Kyle Clinton K 6-1 218 5th SR Dublin, Ohio/Coffman
41 Aaron Mawhirter LB 6-2 230 SO Sandusky, Ohio/Perkins
43 Darron Lee LB 6-2 225 SO. New Albany, Ohio/New Albany
46 Devin Hill FB 5-10 235 JR/JR Columbus, Ohio/Northland
48 Joe Burger LB 6-2 230 JR/JR Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle
49 Ryan Carter TE 6-6 240 JR/JR Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg
54 Billy Price C/OG 6-4 305 FR Austintown, Ohio/Fitch
55 Tommy Brown OL 6-4 310 SR/JR Akron, Ohio/Akron Firestone
59 Tyquan Lewis DL 6-3 260 FR Tarboro, N.C./Tarboro
61 Logan Gaskey OL 6-4 292 SO Long Grove, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson
64 Marcelys Jones OL 6-4 345 FR Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville
65 Pat Elflein OL 6-3 300 JR/SO Pickerington, Ohio/North
66 Kyle Dodson OL 6-6 310 JR/SO Cleveland, Ohio/Cleveland Heights
71 Kyle Trout OL 6-6 302 FR Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster
72 Chris Carter DL 6-4 342 SR/JR Cleveland, Ohio/Kennedy
81 Nick Vannett TE 6-6 260 SR/JR. Westerville, Ohio/Central
87 Peter Gwilym WR 6-0 195 SR/JR. Freeport, Maine/Cheverus
89 Jeff Greene WR 6-5 220 SR/SR Peachtree City, Ga./Starr’s Mill & Georgia Tech
90 Tommy Schutt DL 6-2 300 JR/JR. Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard
92 Adolphus Washington DL 6-4 288 JR/JR Cincinnati, Ohio/Taft
93 Tracy Sprinkle DL 6-3 283 FR Elyria, Ohio/Elyria
95 Cameron Johnston P 6-0 195 SO Geelong, Australia/St. Joseph’s
Scarlet Team Roster
HEAD COACH: Stan Drayton
ASSISTANT COACHES: Tom Herman, Tim Hinton, Chris Ash, Larry Johnson
HONORARY CAPTAIN: Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston
2 Dontre Wilson H-B 5-10 185 SO DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto
4 Curtis Samuel RB 5-11 190 FR Brooklyn, N.Y./Erasmus
5 Braxton Miller QB 6-2 215 SR/SR.. Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne
9 Devin Smith WR 6-1 197 SR/SR. Massillon, Ohio/Washington
12 Cardale Jones QB 6-5 250 JR/SO. Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville & FUMA
13 Eli Apple CB 6-1 195 FR Voorhees, N.J./Eastern
13 Stephen Collier QB 6-3 215 FR Leesburg, Ga./Lee County
14 Curtis Grant LB 6-3 240 SR/SR Richmond, Va./Hermitage
15 Ezekiel Elliott RB 6-0 225 SO St. Louis, Mo./Burroughs
17 Devonte Butler CB 5-7 170 SO Columbus, Ohio/Eastmoor Academy
18 Kato Mitchell WR 5-11 190 JR/JR Cleveland, Ohio/John Hay
19 Joe Ramstetter WR 6-3 210 SO Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder
20 Ron Tanner S 6-0 205 SR/JR.. Columbus, Ohio/Eastmoor Academy
24 Michael Cibene S 6-0 186 SO Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Pine Crest
25 Kevin Niehoff S 6-3 205 JR/JR Mason, Ohio/Mason
29 Jayme Thompson S 6-0 195 FR Toledo, Ohio/Central Catholic
32 Khaleed Franklin S 6-1 206 SO Columbus, Ohio/Beechcroft
33 Nik Sarac CB 5-9 183 SR/SR Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius
34 Jamal Marcus DL 6-1 243 JR/JR Durham, N.C./Hillside
35 Chris Worley LB 6-2 218 FR Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville
36 Trey Johnson LB 6-1 225 SO Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett
41 Bryce Haynes LS 6-4 220 SR/JR Cumming, Ga./Pinecrest Academy
46 Nick Snyder LB 6-1 215 JR/JR Columbus, Ohio/Westerville South
50 Jacoby Boren C 6-1 285 JR/JR. Pickerington, Ohio/Central
51 Joel Hale OL 6-4 310 SR/SR.. Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove
52 Donovan Munger DL 6-4 306 FR Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights
55 Camren Williams LB 6-1 228 JR/JR West Roxbury, Mass./Catholic Memorial
57 Chase Farris OL 6-4 300 SR/JR Elyria, Ohio/Elyria
63 Michael Bennett DL 6-2 288 SR/SR.. Centerville, Ohio/Centerville
68 Taylor Decker OL 6-7 315 JR/JR Vandalia, Ohio/Butler
70 Chris Rock TE 6-3 275 SR/JR. Columbus, Ohio/DeSales
73 Antonio Underwood OL 6-2 303 SR/JR. Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights
75 Evan Lisle OL 6-6 300 FR Centerville, Ohio/Centerville
76 Darryl Baldwin OL 6-6 307 5th SR Solon, Ohio/Solon
77 Michael Hill DL 6-2 315 SO Pendleton, S.C./Pendleton
82 James Clark WR 5-10 182 SO New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach
84 Corey Smith WR 6-0 190 SR/JR Akron, Ohio/Buchtel & East Mississippi C.C.
85 Marcus Baugh TE 6-4 248 FR Riverside, Calif./J.W. North
86 Jeff Heuerman TE 6-5 255 SR/SR Naples, Fla./Barron Collier
88 Steve Miller DL 6-3 255 SR/SR. Canton, Ohio/McKinley
88 Brandon Ojikutu WR 6-2 211 SR/SR Cleveland, Ohio/John Marshall
94 Rashad Frazier DL 6-4 272 5th SR. Middletown, Ohio/Middletown
95 Cameron Johnston P 6-0 195 SO Geelong, Australia/St. Joseph’s
96 Sean Nuernberger K 6-1 237 FR Buckner, Ky./Oldham County H.S.
97 Joey Bosa DL 6-5 285 SO Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
98 John Holman DL 6-3 280 SR/SR Riverdale Ga./Union Grove (Mississippi Delta)

Comments Show All Comments

otrain2416's picture

LOVE seeing Raekwon playing with the other two guys who are penciled in as starters right now. 


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

+1 HS
AZBuckeyePhan's picture

completely agree. 

+1 HS
BucksfanXC's picture

Seems like Scarlet is stacked, probably cuz they have the better QB, but it gets me excited to think either of those teams could go 10 wins this year on it's own.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

+6 HS
2002osubuck's picture

Think they tried to put good on good so guys are going against top competition. Scarlett's got the better RBs WRs and OL and grays got better DBs LBs and DL. Can't wait for Saturday.

+3 HS
AJBor41's picture

Joey Bosa and Michael Bennett do not agree with your comment.

Wesleyburgess1's picture

Its damn near the entire starting defense with the exception of a couple D-Linemen against the "starting" Offense...oh yea Curtis Grant is replaced by Raekwon other than 3 or so guys all starters.

+1 HS
OSUlewis's picture

Looks like Cameron will be putting in some work at the Buckeye Grove regardless...

+6 HS
BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Can't wait to sit in the sun and soak a little football in!! Each team seems decently balanced. 

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

+2 HS
Wesleyburgess1's picture

Yep cant wait for Saturday. Im curious of what kind of crowd will show up early for the Lacrosse game.Im still not sure if im gonna show up early enough to watch it.

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

I probably would have, but buddy I'm going with works until 12 unfortunately. I've never seen a lacrosse game in my life to be honest lol. 

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

+2 HS
southbymidwest's picture

Actually, men's lacrosse is a great game to watch-has some similarities to hockey. Given that they will be playing That Team Up North, it should be a fun game. Wish I could be in Columbus for the lacrosse and spring games. I hope you guys have nice weather, big crowds, an OSU win, and no injuries. Oh, and some commitments before the weekend is out.

+2 HS
Zimmy07's picture

Lacrosse is freaking awesome on TV.  I haven't seen one live & wonder how hard it is to follow the ball - I lose track of it on TV w/ the fake shots & passes sometimes.  BTN will play some of the OSU games at times.

southbymidwest's picture

It's easy to follow the ball, especially from the stands, which is the best place to watch a lacrosse game, IMO. Once you get the hang of the game (not tricky at all, think mix of hockey and basketball on a grass field), you will get it. It is easier to track in person as compared to tv because the tv cameras often focus in tight on the guy with the ball, and the camera operators can get faked out.  You also don't get to see what the other guys who don't have the ball are doing. It can get a tad hard to see the ball when there is a crowd in front of the goal, but otherwise, few problems.

BTW, BTN is televising the lacrosse game tomorrow starting at 11:00 AM.

+1 HS
CGroverL's picture

I'm pretty sure that I'd watch Ohio State and TSUN play in a bout of underwater basket weaving. I'm sure the lacrosse match will be a better than decent intro to our Scarlet vs. Gray Super Bowl of sorts. Go Buckeyes....in the lacrosse, of course.

"I hope they're last in everything". One of Meyer's comments when speaking of TTUN after being hired at Ohio State.



+2 HS
ohiowhitesnake's picture

At first I was thinking that Scarlet was stacked when I saw Bosa and Bennett, then I saw Gray had Washington and Spence.  It's then that I remembered how excited I am to watch the DLine dominate this year.


I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

+4 HS
Wesleyburgess1's picture

Thats kinda what I was thinking. Looks like they didnt want the whole D-line together to give the offense some time to throw the ball. I think if it was the entire D-line we would be watching sacks all damn day.

Swayze's picture

gonna have to take the grey in this one...should be one of the more even spring games we've had in a while.

WesPatterson23's picture

Has anybody heard if James Clark will be playing?

otrain2416's picture

I'm guessing no because (and correct me if I'm wrong) he's been out all spring and isnt 100% yet. All the players are asigned a team healthy or injured.

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

sivaDavis's picture

He's racing the students with Dontre and Devin Smith. So I'm going to go ahead and say yes, he will be.

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

villagebuckeye's picture

If the listed weights are current and accurate, a lot of these guys have been putting some great work with coach Mick


+2 HS
cinserious's picture

Yeah, I was surprised to see Tyquan Lewis weigh in at 260!

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

+1 HS
Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Did Chris Rock switch to TE?

-1 HS
Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

No but Dave Chappelle did.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

+2 HS
Stoicpaisano's picture

Yes, he wears 80 now. They needed practice bodies with Heuerman hurt and Baugh still untrustworthy.

-1 HS
KingsRite's picture


“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

+2 HS
UrbanPirate's picture

I'll take Scarlet -6.5

Just... Go Bucks.


cinserious's picture

Grey doesn't exactly dominate but will win this game with superior defense.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

+1 HS
Gray Box's picture
+2 HS
Squirrel Master's picture

Who are you gray box? Are you with the team or just a social media guru? I don't think I ever heard how I get all this info. Its awesome too.

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

+1 HS
GVerrilli92's picture

I think Zeek and Samuel in the backfield together with Dontre in the slot will be too much for the Gray Team. That's just silly. 

I got a gray kitty, white kitty, tabby too, and a little orange guy who puts snakes in my shoes. Got mad MC skills, that leave ya struck, and I roll with my kitties and I'm hard as f*ck.

+1 HS
gm3jones's picture

I like the scarlet team. One thing is for sure: getting really excited to see some Buckeye football with my son! Cant wait.



There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better.

Bamabucknut's picture

Be interesting to see how each of the QB's do.

d5k's picture

If Kyle Dodson is the Grey LT, he will have an uphill battle on his hands with Joey B

d5k's picture

Scarlet has almost every presumed starter on offense except Elflein and TE (Vannett among the non-injured).  And they aren't too shabby in the front 7 on defense with Bosa, Bennett and Grant.  Secondary has no starters, but they seem to have more of the 1's than Grey overall.

CGroverL's picture

I had plans to attend before my mother passed on Saturday....Someone who is not planning on going, please do me a favor: Go to the game and have coach Meyer get as close to that 106,000 fan mark he talked about last week. Nothing would show the nation exactly how great Buckeye Nation is, especially considering that the nation thinks that our Buckeyes live and die with Braxton Miller. I'm tired of hearing the SEC fans (here in Florida) talk about how Alabama's spring game draws a better crowd and such. I've even had Alabama fans tell me that their spring game "sold out" only to find out about 25,000 or so vacant seats afterwards. Of course, when I mentioned that, the "fans" gave me "We just hung out and kept the tailgating going"....which also turned out to be complete garbage. They did say that tickets were free though...and I believe that part was true except for this: Isn't it hard to "sell out" if tickets are free? I never quite figured that one out...

Enjoy the game, Buckeye Nation!!!

"I hope they're last in everything". One of Meyer's comments when speaking of TTUN after being hired at Ohio State.



+2 HS
southbymidwest's picture

CGROVERL, I'm sorry about your mom.