71 Corey Linsley

Corey Linsley Ohio State
usaUnited States
Youngstown, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Major: Economics (2012-13), Pre-Medicine (2010-11)

Weight: 297 (2013), 292 (2012), 310 (2011), 298 (2010), 275 (2009)

2013 Media Guide: Corey Linsley is a fifth-year senior and a leader of the offense as the team’s center … he is one of four returning starters along the offensive line for Ohio State … he made the transition from offensive guard/tackle to center in the spring of 2012, became one of the Buckeyes most improved players and preceded to start all 12 games at center last season for the undefeated Buckeyes … named honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference by both the conference coaches and media … played through a painful foot injury, which required post-season surgery, the latter half of the season and helped the Buckeyes’ offense to a Big Ten-best 37.2 points per game and to 242.2 rushing yards per game (2nd in the Big Ten and 10th nationally) … the team also scored a team 34-year best 37 rushing touchdowns last year… Corey did not participate in the 2013 spring drills while rehabbing his foot, but he will be the team’s starting center in 2013 … he is a three-year letterwinner who has played in 28 games for the Buckeyes.

2012 Media Guide: Corey, a fourth year junior who has earned two varsity letters, is in line to make a significant impact on the line of scrimmage in 2011 … a reserve at multiple line positions that last two years, he pushed and prided himself to get better through winter workouts and it paid off as he ultimately took control of the center position this spring with the departure of All-American and 49-game starter Mike Brewster … he came out of those drills solidly as the team’s starting center and someone Coach Urban Meyer cited as being one of the most improved players on the team … consistently recognized as one of the strongest players on the team, Corey benches over 500 pounds … he has played in 16 games, mostly as a reserve right guard or tackle … he saw limited action in 2010 (six games) and came back to appear in 10 games in 2011 for the Buckeyes.

2011 Media Guide: Worked this spring at both center and right guard.

2010: Backed up Mike Brewster at center … first-year letterman.

2010 Media Guide: Explosive offensive lineman with impressive ability … will work this spring at right guard behind veteran Bryant Browning.

2009: Redshirted for the Rose Bowl and Big Ten champions.

High School: Explosive offensive lineman with impressive ability … team captain for Coach D.J.
Ogilvie’s Spartans … first team all-Federal League, all-NEO … second team all-Ohio … Big 33 team … Super Prep Midwest Top 30 … Rivals 250 … also the regional and league champion and a state medalist in shot put.

Personal: son of Laurie and James Linsley.


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