Ohio State Releases 2019 Spring Football Roster, Including Justin Fields and Six Freshmen

By Colin Hass-Hill on January 18, 2019 at 4:35 pm
Justin Fields

Ohio State released its spring football roster Friday morning, and it included six freshmen – Garrett Wilson, Zach Harrison, Marcus Crowley, Noah Potter, Ryan Jacoby and Ronnie Hickman – who enrolled early in the program. Justin Fields was also listed on the roster for the first time.

None of the freshmen nor Fields were given jersey numbers, but their heights and weights were made public.

  • Justin Fields: 6-foot-3, 225 pounds
  • Garrett Wilson: 6-foot-1, 180 pounds
  • Zach Harrison: 6-foot-5, 243 pounds
  • Marcus Crowley: 6-foot-1, 200 pounds
  • Noah Potter: 6-foot-5, 250 pounds
  • Ryan Jacoby: 6-foot-5, 270 pounds
  • Ronnie Hickman: 6-foot-1, 200 pounds

The roster shows 13 first-year players redshirted during the 2018 season. Kamryn Babb, Matthew Baldwin, Cameron Brown, Alex Williams, Jaelen Gill, Marcus Hooker, Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Tyreke Johnson, Matthew Jones, Nicholas Petit-Frere, L’Christian Smith, Master Teague and Max Wray will enter the 2019 season as redshirt freshmen.

With walk-ons included, 105 players are on Ohio State's roster, which features 31 seniors and 14 fifth-year seniors. The Buckeyes' players on the spring roster combine for 158 starts, with 82 from offensive players and 76 from defensive players.

Four quarterbacks – Fields, Baldwin, Chris Chugunov and Daniel Vanatsky – are on the spring roster. Vanatsky is a walk-on, while the other three are on scholarship.

Brian Snead, who was suspended after the second week of the season, is not on the roster. Ohio State confirmed he did not return to the team after his freshman season. 

Branden Bowen, Alex Williams and Max Wray are listed as the tallest players on the team, standing 6-foot-7. At 5-foot-9, Demario McCall is the shortest player on the spring roster. Weighing in at 319 pounds, Thayer Munford is the heaviest player on the roster, and Chris Olave is the lightest scholarship player, listed at 170 pounds. However, the heights and weights on the roster might not be completely accurate.

Spring Roster
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