91 Drue Chrisman

Drue Chrisman Ohio State
usaUnited States
Lawrenceburg, IN
High School
Cincinnati LaSalle
Past Teams
Ohio State
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Major: Consumer Sciences and Family Services (2019), Undeclared (2017-18)

Weight: 220 (2019), 215 (2018), 212 (2017), 200 (2016)

2019 Media Guide: Dru Chrisman is one of the top punters in the nation and should contend for the national Ray Guy Award and the Big Ten’s Eddleman-Fields punter of the year award … sporting a career 43.7-yard average, which is fifth-best in Ohio State history, Chrisman keyed Ohio State to the No. 1 ranking in the Big Ten in net punting in 2018 with an average of 41.6 yards, a figure that was sixth-best nationally … he earned third-team all-Big Ten honors and was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award for the second consecutive season … earned Ray Guy national punter of the week honors after averaging 47.9 yards off nine punts in the come-from-behind win, in bonkers white-out conditions, at Penn State … was even better in the win at Michigan State, dropping all five of his second half punts inside of the Spartan 6 yard line, and directly leading to nine Ohio State points, in the fist-fight in the frost won by a foot, 26-6 … Chrisman landed 29 punts inside of the 20, the second-most in school history, and now has 54 such punts to rank sixth in school history in that category … 15 of his 29 punts last season were downed inside of the 10.

2018 Media Guide: Dru Chrisman is set to be Ohio State’s punter for a second consecutive season … in 2017, as a red-shirt freshman, he was a Ray Guy Award semifinalist and the third-team all-Big Ten punter after averaging 44.2 yards per punt to rank second in the Big Ten Conference and 14th nationally … he had 25 punts downed inside the 20, 15 over 50 yards … his net average of 41.1 helped the Buckeyes lead the Big Ten and rank ninth nationally … did not have a game where he averaged less than 45 yards per punt through the last five games of the season (all wins), and included was a personal best 48.5-yard day vs. Michigan State.

2017 Media Guide: Drue Chrisman is a second-year freshman who is expected to be the Buckeyes’ punter this season after red-shirting the 2016 season as a true freshman … he is an OSU Scholar-Athlete who is exploring majors in the area of management and industry.

2016 Media Guide: Drue Chrisman will continue the OSU kickers’ clique of 90-something jersey numbers by wearing No. 91 for the Buckeyes this season … he was considered the No. 1 punter prospect in this recruiting class with 247Sports ranking him No. 1, the prestigious Kohl’s kicking and punting organization ranking him No. 1 (out of 81 punters) and Scout ranking him No. 2 … he had an impressive list of scholarship offers, including Florida State, UCLA and BYU in addition to Ohio State.

High School: Averaged 46.4 and 43.0 yards per punt during the 2015 and 2014 seasons for LaSalle, respectively … the Lancers, his high school team coached by Jim Hilvert, won back-to-back Division II Ohio state championships those seasons as well … named first-team Division II all-state by the Associated Press as a senior after earning second-team honors all-state honors in 2014 … first-team all-Greater Catholic League … named all-USA Ohio by USA Today … a U.S. Army All-American … named all-district three times … was 38-40 on extra points as a senior and kicked a game-winning, 41-yard field goal with 10 seconds to play to help LaSalle defeat Colerain, 39-36, in a key game.

Personal: Is the son of Sheila and Travis Chrisman.



SeasonTeamGPtPt YdsPunt AvgTBI20Pt Blkd
2017Ohio State1451225644.24250
2018Ohio State1461263643.21291
2019Ohio State1446203744.38180