The only FBS college football game that was completed this weekend was the Army-Navy game and although that was a fantastic game, it was no what most Ohio State fans desire on their fall Saturdays.
The lack of Buckeye football forces us to focus even more on the NFL and watch former Ohio State legends strive for greatness at the professional level.
Most fans are probably aware of the Urban Meyer drama saga building in Jacksonville, but we try and keep things positive on this piece. The list of former Buckeyes in the NFL is so large, we have broken down the lists into two, with this one focusing on the defense.
Vonn Bell, Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals safety Vonn Bell (24) dives for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11) as he runs in a catch for the game-winning touchdown in overtime of the NFL Week 14 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Francisco 49ers at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. The Bengals tied the game in the fourth quarter but eventually fell to the 49ers in overtime, 26-23. Credit: USA TODAY Sports
The Cincinnati Bengals lost a close one to the San Francisco 49ers, 26-23. Vonn Bell accounted for ten tackles.
Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers
Dec 9, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) arrives at U.S. Bank Stadium before the game against the Minnesota Vikings. Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Minnesota Vikings, 36-28, and Cameron Heyward accounted for six tackles.
Jordan Fuller, Los Angeles Rams
Dec 5, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams safety Jordan Fuller (4) tackles Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) in the third quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 30-23, and Jordan Fuller tallied six tackles.
Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints
Marshon Lattimore, of the New Orleans Saints, prepares to make a catch during pre-game practice, at MetLife Stadium. Sunday, December 12, 2021. Credit: USA TODAY Sports
The New Orleans Saints had a huge day against the New York Jets, 30-9, and Marshon Lattimore accounted for five tackles.
Jonathon Cooper, Denver Broncos
Dec 5, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Jonathon Cooper (53) leaves the field after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
The Denver Broncos pounded the Detroit Lions, 38-10 and Jonathon Cooper tallied five tackles.
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