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Former Ohio State offensive lineman Jack Mewhort retires from football

A second round draft pick in 2014, Mewhort has spent his NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts.

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Another member from the Ohio State Buckeyes family has decided to hang up the cleats. Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Jack Mewhort, who started three years at OSU from 2011-13, announced that he was retiring from the game on Wednesday.

Mewhort was part of a 24-game win streak that the Buckeyes went through from 2012-13. A team captain in 2013, Mewhort concluded his OSU career by seeing playing time in 49 contests—and starting 39 of them. Picking up All-American status from numerous outlets in 2013, Mewhort was off to the 2014 NFL Draft.

The Indianapolis Colts selected Mewhort with the 59th overall pick in the second round of the draft. In his first two seasons, the Toledo, Ohio native started 30 games. However, in his third season with the Colts, knee issues began hampering his ability to play; in 2016, Mewhort only played in 10 contests—but started in each. Last season, injuries caused the lineman to be shutdown for the season after five games.

Earlier in the week, former Buckeye linebacker Joshua Perry retired from the game after being diagnosed with another concussion.

We wish Jack all the best in his future endeavors!