Ohio State punter Drue Chrisman announces plans for 2021 season
Ohio State punter Drue Chrisman is headed to the NFL draft.
Chrisman announced that decision on Twitter on Friday evening:
Once a Buckeye
Always a Buckeye❤️
— Drue Chrisman (@DChrisman91) January 16, 2021
Chrisman first picked up national notoriety for mastering the skill of bottle flipping.
Chrisman punted just 27 times this season due to Ohio State’s lack of games and offensive prowess. He averaged 45 yards per punt, which was No. 1 in the Big Ten (minimum 25 punts). He finished No. 11 nationally.
Throughout his career, he’s proven to be one of the nation’s best punters. He was a Ray Guy Award semifinalist in 2017 and 2018 and a preseason All-American heading into the 2020 season.
Chrisman could have returned to Ohio State for a fifth season, but is instead choosing a different path. It’s currently unclear whether or not he’ll join Justin Hilliard and four other OSU teammates at the Senior Bowl later this month.
Ohio State signed Australian Jesse Mirco in its 2021 recruiting class. Expect Mirco, who is an early enrollee, to compete for the starting job as a true freshman.