55 Nick Mangold

Nick Mangold Ohio State
usaUnited States
Kettering, OH
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Post-OSU Update: Nick Mangold was selected with the 29th pick in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. Mangold played his entire 11-year career with the Jets, starting each of the 164 games he played and making seven Pro Bowls. He was a two-time first-team All-Pro selection and selected as a member of the Jets “Ring of Honor”. (updated: Dec. 2023)

Major: Business Management (2004-05), Architecture (2003)

Weight: 290 (2004-05), 280 (2003), 270 (2002)

2005 Media Guide: All-American candidate and Rimington and Outland Award contender at center … one of the top offensive lineman in college football … big, strong, smart, tough and experienced … will be in his third year as a starter and is the unquestioned leader of the Buckeyes’ talented offensive line … makes all the calls up front … offensive line coach Jim Bollman rates him on a par with former Buckeye All-American and 2001 Rimington Award winner LeCharles Bentley … like Bentley can also play guard … has played in 33 games and has 21 starts under his belt heading into the 2005 campaign … is a three-year letter winner … iron man who has played at least 300 minutes each of the past two years.

2004: Second-team All-Big Ten pick and Rimington Award candidate …. led the offensive line in playing time with 333 minutes, the third highest total on the team … named offensive player of the week (by the OSU coaching staff) following the Northwestern game and was the offensive lineman of the week following the North Carolina State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan State, Purdue, Michigan and Oklahoma State.

2004 Media Guide: Listed on the preseason watch list for the Rimington Award as the top center in college football … unquestionably the Buckeyes’ best offensive lineman … will be a candidate for All-Big Ten and All-America honors this year … compares favorably to former Buckeye All-American and 2001 Rimington Award winner LeCharles Bentley in terms of strength, balance and sheer power at the point of attack … and like Bentley, is extremely competitive and mentally tough … an intelligent player and student of the game, he makes all the calls up front … can run and is very effective when asked to pull and lead the play … made giant strides last year and has really matured from a physical standpoint … can also play guard and because of his power and ability to pull – coupled with the Buckeyes’ penchant for the power game – that could be a possibility at times this year … a 21-game veteran who played in all 13 games last year and started the final 10 (his first start was Bowling Green in week 4).

2003 Season: Everyone knew he was going to play, the only question was when and where? … the answer came against North Carolina State when starting center Alex Stepanovich suffered a high ankle sprain on the last play of the first half … enter Mangold, who started the second half and the final 10 games of the season … played in all 13 games and totaled 342 minutes – the sixth highest figure on the team.

2003 Media Guide: Nick Mangold is a highly thought of young player who is ticketed for extended playing time this year on the heels of an impressive freshman campaign … heads into the fall at No. 2 on the depth chart behind Alex Stepanovich at center … may be too good to keep out of the lineup if he continues to improve … will certainly add to the depth and versatility of what is shaping up to be a deep and talented offensive line … is a physical player with a great attitude … has a bright future and will be a permanent fixture up front after Stepanovich departs.

2002 Season: Was one of two true freshman to see extensive action along the offensive line … was impressive from the beginning of fall camp and quickly established himself as the backup behind Stepanovich … made his collegiate debut in the second game of the season against Kent State … worked hard throughout the course of the season and has impressed the coaching staff with his quick grasp of the offense … played significant minutes down the stretch when the game was on the line, including the Purdue, Illinois, Michigan and Miami games … his emergence allowed Stepanovich to also play guard.

High School: Was a first-team Division III all-state selection by the Associated Press … started on both sides of the ball since his sophomore season and earned a reputation for being able to dominate the line of scrimmage no matter where he lines up … considered one of the top offensive linemen in the state of Ohio and rated by Rivals.com as the nation’s third best center prospect … selected to play in the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, following the regular season … also a standout student … high school coach – Ed Domsitz.

Personal: Is the son of Vern and Therese Mangold … has three sisters, Kelley, Holley and Maggie, all of whom are younger … calls learning how to ride a bike his favorite childhood memory, and New Zealand as the most interesting place he has ever visited (went there and Australia in 1993 with his father on a business trip) … relaxes by playing cards and watching television (favorite shows are: The Simpsons and Law & Order SVU) … an uncle, Doug Hamlin, swam for Ohio State in the early 1990s … born Jan. 13, 1984.


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