OGSean Welsh

Iowa — Big Ten
  • Height: 6023
  • Weight: 296
  • Hometown: Springboro, OH
  • Age: 23

Bio

2017 (Redshirt Senior): Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . Hayden Fry Award, offense . . . first-team All-Big Ten by league media . . . firstteam All-Big Ten by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . second-team All-Big Ten by league coaches . . . Outland Trophy preseason Watch List . . . preseason second-team All-America by SI.com . . . preseason third-team All-America by Athlon Sports . . . preseason first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and College Sports Madness . . . 2017 - - Started at right guard and played every offensive down in 24-3 win over Wyoming . . . started at right guard in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State . . . started at right tackle in 31-14 win over North Texas as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . started at tight tackle and played every offensive down in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in 17- 10 loss at Michigan State . . . started at right guard in 45-16 win over Illinois . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 17-10 win over Minnesota . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State as offense gained 487 yards total offense . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 24-15 loss to Purdue . . . started at right guard in 56-14 win at Nebraska as offense rushed for 313 yards and gained 505 yards total offense . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College.

2016 (Redshirt Junior): Team Hustle Award, offense . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . second team All-America by USA Today . . . second team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . Third team All-Big Ten by Big Ten coaches and media, and Phil Steele . Named to preseason Watch List for Rimington Award and Rotary Lombardi Award . . . preseason second team All-America by Athlon Sports . . . preseason first team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . preseason second team All-Big Ten by College Sports Madness . . . Started all 12 games in which he played, with 11 starts at right guard and one start at right tackle . . . missed one game due to injury . . . started at right guard in 45-21 win over Miami as offense gained 404 yards total offense . . . started at right guard in 42-3 win over Iowa State as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State due to injury . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 14-7 win at Rutgers . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 38-31 loss to Northwestern . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 14-7 win at Minnesota . . . started at right guard in 49-35 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 365 net rushing yards and gained 520 yards total offense . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan, moving to right tackle late in the game . . . started at right tackle in 28-0 win at Illinois as offense rushed for 262 yards and gained 342 yards total offense . . . started at right guard in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska as offense rushed for 264 net yards and gained 408 yards total offense . . . started at right guards in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida.

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Honorable mention All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . Started all 14 games, including 12 games at left guard and two games at right tackle . . . started at left guard in 31-14 win over Illinois State as offense gained 431 yards total offense and allowed no sacks . . . started at left guard in 31-17 win at Iowa State as offense gained 260 net rushing yards and 475 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in 27-24 win over Pitt as offense gained 363 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in 62-16 win over North Texas as offense gained 488 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in 10-6 win at Wisconsin . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in 29-20 win over Illinois as offense rushed for 278 yards and gained 478 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle in 40-10 win at Northwestern as offense rushed for 294 yards and gained 492 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in 31-15 win over Maryland . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in 35-27 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 234 yards and gained 467 yards total offense . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in 40-35 win over Minnesota as offense rushed for 272 yards and gained 506 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in 40-20 win over Purdue . . . started at left guard and played every offensive play in 28-20 win at Nebraska . . . started at left guard and played every offensive play in 16-13 loss to Michigan State . . . started at right tackle in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): First team Freshman All-Big Ten by BTN.com . Played in all 13 games, with seven starts at left guard and two starts at right guard . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 401 yards total offense . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in 17-13 win over Ball State as offense gained 455 yards total offense . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in 20-17 loss to Iowa State . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in 24-10 win at Purdue as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in 45-29 win over Indiana as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in 38-31 loss at Maryland, but left game in second half due to injury as offense gained 433 yards total offense . . . saw action at right guard in 48-7 win over Northwestern as offense gained 483 yards total offense . . . saw action at right guard in 51-14 loss at Minnesota . . . saw action at right guard in 30-14 win at Illinois as offense rushed for 304 yards and gained 587 yards total offense . . . started at right guard in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin as offense gained 412 yards total offense against top-ranked defense in the nation . . . started at right guard in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska . . . saw action at right guard in 45-238 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee. 

2013 (Freshman):  Redshirted.

High school: Named Offense-Defense All-America as a senior . . . earned second team all-state honors as a senior, along with being first team all-district, all-conference and all-division . . . named to All-Ohio first team by JJ Huddle/Muscle Milk . . . first team all-division as a junior and second team as a sophomore . . . named first team all-area by Dayton Daily News as a junior and senior. Earned four letters in football as offensive and defensive lineman . . . team captain as a senior, helping team post perfect 10-0 record.

Personal: Born 10/13/94 . . . business/marketing major . . . parents are Deb and Matt Welsh . . . . earned Principal’s List and Scholar-Athlete honors four straight years . . . high school coach was Ryan Wilhite.