Friday, August 28, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Thursday, 12/28/2006

Barton to stay with Buckeyes


COLUMBUS - Ohio State offensive tackle Kirk Barton will return to the Buckeyes for his senior season in 2007, passing up a chance to enter the NFL.

"The best thing for me and my family is for me to stay at Ohio State and continue my college football career as I work toward my degree," Barton said in a statement.

Barton was one of four offensive starters who requested a draft evaluation from an NFL committee. Tailback Antonio Pittman and wide receivers Ted Ginn Jr. and Anthony Gonzalez, all fellow juniors, had filed the nonbinding, preliminary forms, usually seen as a first step toward coming out early for the draft.

Barton, a 6-foot-6, 310-pounder, was an All-Big Ten selection this season for the top-ranked Buckeyes (12-0). He started all 12 games this year and has played in 33 games the last three seasons, starting in 28.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Points of Interest