Ohio State Defensive Tackle Taron Vincent Accepts Invite To East-West Shrine Bowl

By December 2, 2022 (11:52 am)Football

The East-West Shrine Bowl announced Friday that Ohio State defensive tackle Taron Vincent has accepted an invite to the college all-star game.

Vincent has been a standout for Ohio State’s defense this season, accounting for 23 tackles (two for loss) and a recovered fumble for the Buckeyes. Though his numbers don’t indicate a dominant season, he’s played an important role for Ohio State in drawing double teams and clearing lanes for the linebackers.

“That’s the heart of our defense right there,” linebacker Tommy Eichenberg said of Vincent. “If you’re watching tape, he’s taking on double teams, sometimes triple teams. He sacrifices and is the ultimate team player. I wouldn’t get a tackle if it weren’t for him. For anyone on defense, it really starts with Taron.”

Vincent was one of 23 players to take part in Senior Day festivities this past Saturday, and his acceptance to the East-West Shrine Bowl is another indicator that this will be Vincent’s last season at Ohio State despite having another year of eligibility remaining.

The East-West Shrine Bowl will be played on Feb. 2, 2023, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

image_pdfClick for PDFimage_printClick to Print