The Ohio State football team will honor 21 seniors who will be participating in the Senior Day festivities today at Ohio Stadium in front of 105,000 fans. Although some of these seniors have an opportunity to come back as a super senior thanks to the COVID-19 season, many will be playing in their final home game as Buckeyes.
Even though some have yet to make their final decision as to whether or not they will return for another season, they have been encouraged to participate in the event just in case they don’t return. In other words, the Ohio State football program is allowing some of these players to participate in today’s festivities without forcing them to make a final decision about whether or not they will return for one final season.
For instance, Xavier Johnson, Matthew Jones, and Josh Proctor all participated in Senior Day last season but ended up returning for one more year. This can also be the case for many of these seniors this year as well.
The 21 seniors who will be honored later today include kicker Parker Lewis; quarterback Tristan Gebbia and Chad Ray; offensive linemen Jack Forsman, Grant Toutant, Quinton Burke, Trey Leroux, and Matthew Jones; tight end Patrick Gurd and Cade Stover; running back Miyan Williams; wide receivers Julian Fleming and Xavier Johnson; defensive backs Andrew Moore and Cameron Kittle; safeties Lathan Ransom and Josh Proctor; linebackers Cody Simon, Steele Chambers, and Tommy Eichenberg, and defensive tackle Jaden McKenzie.
The list of seniors who are not participating in today’s festivities, which indicates to me that they will be returning for one more season includes running back Chip Trayanu; tight ends Gee Scott Jr. and Joe Royer; offensive linemen Victor Cutler Jr., Josh Fryar, Jakob James and Enokk Vimahi; defensive tackle Ty Hamilton; defensive end Mitchell Melton; and safeties Cameron Martinez and Ja’Had Carter.