Thayer Munford is returning for a 4th season as Ohio States beginning left tackle.
Munford announced Saturday that he will remain at Ohio State for another season, making use of the extra year of eligibility offering to all gamers by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I am completing what I began!! Time to return to work pic.twitter.com/8dRDEPh9GH
— Thayer Munford Jr (@TMunford75) January 16, 2021
Highest-graded Big Ten OT seasons:1. Jack Conklin, MSU ( 15) – 94.62. Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin ( 16) – 92.32. Tristan Wirfs, Iowa ( 19) – 92.34. Thayer Munford, Ohio State ( 20) – 91.8 pic.twitter.com/x4R75D4OlP
Having been Ohio States starting left deal with for the previous three seasons, hes already played all right to solidify himself as an NFL draft pick– specifically this previous season, when Pro Football Focus graded him as the fourth-best Big Ten offending take on (behind three first-round NFL draft picks) given that theyve been grading players.
After Munford accepted a Senior Bowl invitation previously in December, it was widely expected he would get in the 2021 NFL draft. Under normal scenarios, Munford would have already tired his eligibility this previous season.
— PFF College (@PFF_College) January 13, 2021
Highest-graded Big Ten OT seasons:1. Thayer Munford, Ohio State ( 20) – 91.8 pic.twitter.com/x4R75D4OlP
Coming back to school will likewise offer Munford the opportunity to be the very first individual in his family to get his college degree, satisfying a guarantee he made to his household and himself.
With Munfords return, Ohio State is now set to return both of its beginning offending tackles for 2021, as Munford will be a fourth-year starter at left take on while Nicholas Petit-Frere will be a second-year starter at ideal deal with. Paris Johnson Jr. and Dawand Jones, who were considered as the leading prospects to replace Munford in the lineup, might now be among the candidates to start at guard next season.
” For the last 4 years i have been so close to lift up that trophy but showed up so short,” Munford stated in his announcement. “I am returning for another year to attain my goal and getting my degree that I have guarantee my family and my self that I will get my degree before I leave. Im sticking to that guarantee that I have actually made.”
By returning to Ohio State for another year, though, hes positioned to be among the precise leaders of the 2021 Buckeyes, and hell get one more chance at attempting to win a national champion. Following the Buckeyes 52-24 loss to Alabama in Mondays nationwide championship game, Munford was among the final gamers to leave the field and appeared to take the loss as hard as anyone, and defensive end Jonathon Cooper– who walked off the field with Munford after the video game– stated he informed Munford to “arrive next year.”
” For the last 4 years i have actually been so close to lift up that trophy however came up so short,” Munford said in his announcement. “I am coming back for another year to accomplish my goal and getting my degree that I have guarantee my family and my self that I will get my degree prior to I leave.