Former Oregon State Quarterback Tristan Gebbia Transferring to Ohio State

By Dan Hope on January 17, 2023 at 3:11 pm
Tristan Gebbia
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Ohio State is adding a transfer quarterback.

Former Oregon State quarterback Tristan Gebbia is joining Ohio State via transfer for his final year of collegiate eligibility.

A seventh-year senior who started his career at Nebraska as a member of the recruiting class of 2017, Gebbia is expected to be a backup for the Buckeyes. While he started five games for Oregon State between the 2019 and 2020 seasons, he did not play at all in 2021 due to a hamstring injury and played in just four games in 2022, completing 10 of 11 passes for 79 yards.

Over the course of his career at Oregon State, Gebbia completed 128 of 200 passing attempts for 1,250 yards and five touchdowns with four interceptions and added three rushing touchdowns on the ground. He also added an 8-yard touchdown catch and a 40-yard punt in 2020.

Gebbia will give the Buckeyes a veteran presence in the quarterback room and provide additional depth behind whoever wins the starting quarterback competition between Kyle McCord and Devin Brown. He could prove to be a valuable mentor for the younger quarterbacks, as he told The Oregonian in November that he plans to pursue a coaching career when he’s done playing.

The Gebbia File

  • Year: Seventh-Year Senior
  • Size: 6-2/203
  • Pos: QB
  • School: Oregon State (2018-22), Nebraska (2017)
  • Stats: 128-200 (64%), 1,250 yards, 5 TD, 4 INT; 31 carries, 17 yards, 3 TD

The addition of Gebbia gives Ohio State four scholarship quarterbacks on its 2023 roster as he joins McCord, Brown and incoming freshman Lincoln Kienholz, who will join the Buckeyes this summer. Ryan Day has previously stated that he views four as an ideal number of scholarship quarterbacks on the roster.

Gebbia becomes the fourth new transfer to join the Buckeyes’ 2023 roster along with former Syracuse safety Ja’Had Carter, former Arizona State long snapper John Ferlmann and former Kent State kicker Casey Magyar (who is a walk-on).

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