Packers draft Ohio State’s Linsley in 5th round

Ohio State offensive lineman Corey Linsley (71) play against Illinois during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
Ohio State offensive lineman Corey Linsley (71) play against Illinois during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

The Green Bay Packers selected Ohio State center Corey Linsley in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, 161st overall.

Linsley was a first-team all-Big Ten Conference pick and was a major reason the Buckeyes ranked fifth nationally in rushing in 2013 (308.6 yards per game) and shattered school records for points scored (637), touchdowns (87) and touchdown passes (38), plus scored the third-most rushing touchdowns in school history (45).

Linsley started his career at Ohio State as a guard/tackle before moving to center for his final two season.

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