We're counting down the days to kickoff with “99 Warriors,” the greatest Ohio State Buckeyes by jersey number, as voted by the staff of Eleven Warriors.
No. 8 DeVier Posey
He ran crisp routes, he had next-level speed, he had a knack for making circus catches look pedestrian and he could shake any defender out of his shoes.
DeVier Posey, a Buckeye from 2008-2011, started his college career by catching a 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Todd Boeckman in a 43-0 win over Youngstown State. The rest is history.
WR DeVier Posey
b. March 15, 1990 (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- Big Ten Champion (2008, 2009)
- Rose Bowl Champion (2009)
- Sugar Bowl Champion (2010)
Under head coach Jim Tressel, Posey developed into one of the Buckeyes' top offensive weapons. As a sophomore, Posey tallied 828 yards and hauled in eight touchdowns passes, a career high. As a junior, he amassed a career high 848 receiving yards alongside seven trips to the house.
Posey's senior season was cut short due to suspension, but not before he ended his collegiate career with 1,955 receiving yards on just 136 receptions, a per-catch average of 14.4 yards. He added 18 touchdown catches and, for good measure, threw a 39-yard touchdown pass as a sophomore, the only pass attempt of his career.
In 2009, Posey caught eight passes for 101 yards and a score in a 26-17 win over Oregon in the Rose Bowl. The following year, he brought in three passes for 70 yards and a touchdown in a 31-26 win over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl.
With Posey on its roster, Ohio State won two Big Ten titles in 2008 and 2009.
Posey was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. He played in Houston until 2014 and then joined the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts. While in Toronto, Posey was the 105th Grey Cup MVP after catching a 100-yard touchdown pass in a 27-24 win over the Calgary Stampeders.
On Feb. 6, 2018, Posey signed with the Baltimore Ravens, who he currently plays for.