Former Ohio football running back Maleek Irons (Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada) has been selected with the 22nd overall pick in the third round of the 2019 Canadian Football League Draft by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Following the conclusion of the 2019 National Football League Draft on Saturday (April 27), four former Ohio football standouts earned the opportunity to keep their dreams of playing professional football alive.
The Ohio football team held its annual pro day inside the Carin Strength and Conditioning Center and Walter Fieldhouse this afternoon, and there were strong performances across the board by the nine Bobcats who participated.
The Ohio football team opened up the third of five weeks of spring ball with a morning practice inside Walter Fieldhouse today. Following practice, OhioBobcats.com caught up with redshirt junior linebacker Jared Dorsa (Kings Mills, Ohio) for a question-and-answer session.
It's been a busy week in Ohio Bobcats Athletics, so it's a good time for the Ohio Sports Network from Learfield IMG College to hit the air. "Ohio Bobcats Spring Sports Showcase" is live from 6-7 p.m. on the network flagship station Power 105 (WXTQ, 105.5 FM), OhioBobcats.com and on TuneIn.
Quarterback Nathan Rourke (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) of the Ohio football team has been named the winner of the second annual Joe Cornish Trophy, as announced today by the N8 Group in conjunction with the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum. The trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding Canadian player in NCAA Football. Rourke, who was also the inaugural winner of the award in 2017-18, was presented with the Cornish Trophy at a ceremony at the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Nate Faanes has been promoted to linebackers coach of the Ohio football program after spending the previous three seasons as a graduate assistant, as announced by 15th-year head coach Frank Solich today.
Jimmy Burrow has announced his retirement from the Ohio Football program after 14 years as the defensive coordinator of the Bobcats. Ron Collins, who has spent the past eight years as the program’s linebackers coach, has been elevated to defensive coordinator, as announced by head coach Frank Solich.
Junior quarterback Nathan Rourke (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) has been named one of five finalists for the second annual Joe Cornish Trophy, as announced today by the N8 Group in conjunction with the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum. The trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding Canadian player in NCAA Football.
Redshirt senior offensive linemen Joe Anderson (Torrance, Calif.) and Joe Lowery (Tallmadge, Ohio) of the Ohio football team have been selected to compete in the eighth annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which will be held on Saturday (Jan. 19) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The game is scheduled to kick off at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT and will be televised on FS1.
Ohio head coach Frank Solich will lead the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) in 2019 as president of the organization. Solich, who moves up from first vice-president, succeeds outgoing president Bill Cronin of Georgetown (Ky.) College. Solich was elected president by members attending the Association’s 2019 convention this week in San Antonio, Texas.
Former Ohio football standout safety Mike Mitchell will represent the Bobcats in the 2018 NFL postseason on Saturday (Jan. 5) when his No. 6-seeded Indianapolis Colts (10-6) visit the No. 3-seeded AFC South Division champion Houston Texans (11-5) in a 4:35 p.m. ET AFC Wild Card Playoff at NRG Stadium in Houston. The contest will be nationally televised on ESPN.