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

By Mike Young on October 28, 2013 at 11:15 am
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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