20 Pete Werner

Pete Werner Ohio State
usaUnited States
Indianapolis, IN
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2017, 2018, 2019

Major: Undeclared (2018-19)

Weight: 239 (2019), 236 (2018), 215 (2017)

2019 Media Guide: Pete Werner earned a starting assignment at linebacker as a sophomore in 2018 and started 13 games for the Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion Buckeyes while playing in all 14 games … he was fourth on the team with 58 total tackles … added 7.5 tackles-for-loss, 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and seven pass breakups … his most productive statistical game was a 10-tackle effort in a win over Minnesota that included 2.5 tackles-for-loss and a sack … had at least one tackle in 12 of 14 games … his seven PBUs were second highest on the team … registered tackles-for-loss vs. Oregon State, Penn State, Indiana, Minnesota and Purdue.

2018 Media Guide: Pete is a fine football player who will be competing for significant playing time this season at linebacker in addition to serving as a trusted and valued member of multiple special teams units … he lettered last year for the Big Ten champion Buckeyes after playing in 11 of 14 games … contributed nine tackles with most of them coming on special teams … Pete is an OSU Scholar-Athlete who is exploring majors.

High School: Rivals, 247Sports and Scout 4-star prospect Pete Werner was a standout outside linebacker at Indianapolis Cathedral for coach Rick Streiff and was talented enough that he also played safety and cornerback at times throughout his career … among the Top 300 players nationally by both Scout (No. 266) and 247Sports (No. 293) and among the Top 20 outside linebackers with rankings of 16, 17 and 18 by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout, respectively … Werner was a first-team Associated Press Class 6A all-state pick as a senior for a Cathedral team that went 7-5 and advanced to the regional finals … missed three games because of an injury, but recorded 64 tackles, including 17 tackles-for loss and eight quarterback sacks, and finished third for Indianapolis Star Mr. Football honors … earned top linebacker award in the state by the Star … American Family Insurance all-USA Indianapolis super team
member … rated as the No. 1 outside linebacker in the Midwest by Scout and a PrepStar all-Midwest region honoree … honorable mention AP all-state in 2015 … also ran the 400 meters in track.

Personal: Is the son of Nancy and Greg Werner … father starred in football and baseball at DePauw
University, is in its Athletics Hall of Fame and played two years in the NFL with the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles … older brother, Dan, plays football for Harvard.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2017Ohio State1109630.51000000000
2018Ohio State14135838207.5203.0102000700
2019Ohio State14146439255.511000200300