Luke Morgan: Walk-On to Depth Chart QB

The news of Braxton Miller’s injury is everywhere and it is unavoidable but there is a silver lining OSU has some horses in the stable willing and ready to go in and take over where Braxton left off. Enter stage left is Sophomore Walk-On QB Luke Morgan. Who is Luke Morgan you probably are asking? He is a 6’2″ 225 lbs second year player from Lebanon, Ohio. Let’s take a look at what his Ohio State Athletics Profile has to say about him…

Overview: Luke Morgan is in his second season with the football program after initially joining the team in June 2013 as an invited walk-on as a true freshman … he is an OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in finance.

More on Luke: Morgan was a two-sport standout at Lebanon High School (football and basketball and a team captain for both) … he threw for 2,245 yards and 28 touchdowns and rushed for another 832 yards and 11 scores in 2012 for coach Shawn Lamb’s Warriors … he was named the Greater Western Ohio Conference offensive player of the year in 2012 and was named second-team all-district by the Associated Press … Morgan is the son of Regina and Doug Morgan … he has an older brother, Graham.

Luke has a great arm and is very athletic as a two sport star there are videos of him dunking in High School. He has put on about 40 pounds since arriving at OSU last year. You can see a video of his throwing below.

The odds of Luke playing this year are slim even with the injury to Braxton. If Coach Meyer decides that he would rather redshirt Stephen Collier than Luke could be the 3rd string QB and we are only a bad situation or 2 away from him being the QB of the team. Sure it would take a lot to make that happen but the way things are going who knows. All we can do is hope he is prepared and in shape and ready to step up and play if need be.