The Ohio native joined the Buckeye roster in 2015, but has suffered three knee injuries in the four years that he’s been on campus. Conner was forced to take a medical red-shirt his freshman year, and then subsequently sat out again in 2016 and 2017 thanks to additional knee injuries.
Conner did see playing time in one game in 2016, the season-opener against Bowling Green, in which he recorded three tackles before being pulled out of the game. He then suffered his third knee injury during spring practice in 2017, which would ultimately end the linebackers’ Ohio State career.
The Buckeyes already lost Jerome Baker and Chris Worley to the NFL Draft following the 2017 season, and now Conner will be another linebacker off the roster.
We wish Nick the best in his post-playing career.