Parris Campbell, Johnnie Dixon and Dre'Mont Jones Among Five Ohio State Football Players Graduating Sunday

By Dan Hope on December 16, 2018 at 11:10 am
Parris Campbell and Johnnie Dixon

Five members of this year's Ohio State football team are among 40 total Ohio State student-athletes who will graduate from the university on Sunday afternoon.

Wide receivers Parris Campbell and Johnnie Dixon, defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones and offensive linemen Malcolm Pridgeon and Brady Taylor are each set to receive their Ohio State diplomas during Ohio State's autumn commencement on Sunday afternoon at the Schottenstein Center.

Campbell, Dixon and Jones will all receive their degrees in sociology, while Pridgeon majored in human development and family science and Taylor majored in family resource management. 

All five of those players are set to play their final games as Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. Campbell, Dixon, Pridgeon and Taylor are all fifth-year seniors; Jones is a fourth-year junior who has one remaining season of eligibility, but has already declared he will enter the 2019 NFL draft after playing in the Rose Bowl. 

Other Ohio State student-athletes who are graduating Sunday include Zack Bazile, the national champion in the men's long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship earlier this year; Devon Kerr, the 2018 Big Ten women's soccer goalkeeper of the year; and Kelsey Nolan, a first-team All-Big Ten honoree in field hockey who also earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors and maintained a 4.0 grade-point average.

Autumn 2018 Ohio State Student-Athlete Graduates
Cheerleading Marsch, Carter Communication
Cheerleading Schillig, Alexis Communication
Cheerleading Windle, Joel Robert Health Sciences Program
Baseball Cowles, Tyler Sport Industry
Baseball McGowan, Noah Sport Industry
Baseball Tully, Tanner Sport Industry
Men's Cross Country/Track Elswick, Nicholas Family Resource Management
Football Campbell, Parris Sociology
Football Dixon, Johnnie Sociology
Football Jones, Dre'Mont Sociology
Football Pridgeon, Malcolm Human Development and Family Science
Football Taylor, Brady Family Resource Management
Fencing Baneux, Julien Finance
Fencing Koch, Frederik Finance
Men's Gymnastics Hurwitz, Joshua Food, Agriculture and Biological Engineering
Men's Hockey Lampasso, Christian Industrial Systems Engineering
Men's Lacrosse Randall, Benjamin Finance
Men's Soccer Blackwell, Brady Sport Industry
Men's Soccer Blackwood, Kevin Communication
Men's Soccer Dichlian, Michael Marketing
Men's Soccer Duska, Jacob Finance
Men's Swimming Barone, John Marketing
Men's Swimming Eaton, Michael Logistics Management
Men's Swimming Trace, Thomas Neuroscience
Men's Swimming Worobetz, Noah Exercise Management
Men's Track Bazile, Zachary Agricultural Communication
Men's Track Demaline, Nicholas Sport Industry
Men's Track Peeples, Michael Communication
Wrestling DeCarlo, Anthony Communication
Women's Cross Country/Track Gyurke, Erin Early Childhood Education
Rowing Gase, Stephanie Chemical Engineering
Rowing Hoying, Kristin Faith Health Sciences Program
Field Hockey Nolan, Kelsey Linguistics
Women's Lacrosse Wise, Abigail Electrical and Computer Engineering
Softball McCombs, Shelby Human Development and Family Science
Women's Soccer Gabriel, Eleanor Psychology
Women's Soccer Holden, Arden Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability
Women's Soccer Kerr, Devon Sport Industry
Women's Soccer Roberts, Sarah Sport Industry
Women's Soccer Walts, Nichole Kinesiology (Master's)
Synchronized Swimming Hoying, Alyssa Sport Industry
Women's Track Barrie, Margaret Communication
Women's Volleyball Appold, Audra Communication

In total, Ohio State's roster for the Rose Bowl will include 11 college graduates. Linebacker Dante Booker, defensive end Jashon Cornell, guard Demetrius Knox, wide receiver Terry McLaurin and kicker Sean Nuernberger had already graduated from Ohio State prior to this semester, while quarterback Chris Chugunov is a graduate transfer from West Virginia.

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