The 2021 college football season is done. If fans are looking for football going forward, it will be in the NFL. Unfortunately, there’s not much left, as the longest NFL regular season in the history of the League came to an end this past week. Fortunately, the best games are ahead as the NFL playoffs begin this week.
For Ohio State fans who were happy to see the Buckeyes win in the Rose Bowl but then realized that it means there is not another meaningful Scarlet and Gray football game for eight months, there is some good news. Because there were more than 50 former Ohio State players on NFL rosters this year, a number of them, 17 to be specific, will be on teams taking part in the postseason.
For the final time this season, Bucknuts went back and looked at each of the NFL games from the week to see how all the former Buckeye stars performed for their teams. We begin with the top stories, followed by all of the Scarlet and Gray players in the NFL’s stats from this week.
TERRY MCLAURIN, WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM
If we’re being honest about Terry McLaurin’s 2021 season, it hasn’t gone as many expected. After an up-and-down start, McLaurin struggled to have the big games over the second half of the year, going nearly two months without a contest with more than four catches or 61 yards. But in the end, McLaurin’s numbers still look good.
After recording four catches for 93 yards in the 22-7 win against the New York Giants in Washington Football Team’s regular season finale, McLaurin finishes the year with 77 catches for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns. This now gives the third-year wideout back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons after going for 1,118 yards in 2020. He becomes the first member of the Washington franchise to have consecutive 1,000-yard seasons since 1996.
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— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) January 9, 2022