One of the most well known Ohio State coaches is also one of the most well known former Ohio State and NFL player. Mike Vrabel was one of the most versatile college defensive ends during an era in which ends weren’t expected to be that way. He was a first team All-American as a senior and went on to be a star in the NFL, mainly playing for the New England Patriots. He had 12 career receptions in the NFL, all of which went for touchdowns. After ending his career with the Kansas City Chiefs, Vrabel retired in order to join the Ohio State coaching staff after the dismissal of Jim Tressel, coming back home to help his former teammate and Ohio State defensive linemen, Luke Fickell.