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Ohio State Kicker Jake Seibert Enters Transfer Portal

By April 17, 2023 (2:46 pm)Football

Ohio State kicker Jake Seibert announced Monday that he will enter the transfer portal, becoming the first Buckeye since Saturday’s Spring Game to eye opportunities elsewhere.

Seibert spent three seasons with the Buckeyes, but largely played behind starters Blake Haubeil and Noah Ruggles during his time in Columbus. Seibert went 1 of 2 on field goals — with his lone make coming from 23 yards out against Alabama in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship — while hitting all 16 of his extra point attempts as a Buckeye. Seibert has three remaining seasons of eligibility.

“I want to express my gratitude to Coach Day and the coaching staff for believing in me and helping me grow both on and off the field,” Seibert said in a statement. “Ohio State has provided me with an incredible education and countless opportunities for personal and athletic development, and I will always be thankful.”

While his pathway to the field became limited after the addition of Ruggles, Seibert also saw reps at cornerback during fall camp in 2022.

Seibert’s departure leaves Ohio State with a trio of kickers remaining on the roster, with sophomore Jayden Fielding, who handled kickoff duties last season, and transfers Parker Lewis and Casey Magyar as kicking options for the Buckeyes this season.

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