Dayton Flyers 2022 Football Player Profile: Co-captain, LB Ben Schmiesing

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Ben Schmiesing UD Flyers FTB LB On Top freshman, UD always reloads, HC Rick Chamberlin Spring 2022.mp3


  • HEIGHT 6-1
  • WEIGHT 233
  • CLASS Graduate Student
  • HOMETOWN Piqua, Ohio

2022 (Graduate Student)
• Named a 2022 Co-Captain
• First Team Preseason All-Pioneer Football League

2021 (Graduate Student)
• Appeared in all 10 games at LB including seven starts
• Finished third on the team with 74 tackles (31 solo)
• Had five total tackle’s for loss, and three pass breakups
• Forced one fumble, and recovered two
• Named Second Team All-PFL
• First Team Academic All-PFL
• CoSIDA Academic All-District selection

At Ohio State

  • Played three seasons as a walk-on at Ohio State
  • Was a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • Named Academic All-Big Ten in 2019 and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2020

High School

  • Captain and team MVP and All-Greater Western Ohio Conference in football and basketball
  • First Team All-Ohio in football
  • Totaled 55 tackles and two interceptions as a senior to earn GWOC Defensive Player of the Year honors
  • As a junior, was a two-way force with 65 tackles, two forced fumbles and four interceptions to go along with 806 yards rushing, 10 TDs and 294 receiving yards
  • Graduated fifth in his class


  • Has two seasons of eligibility, and will be pursuing his MBA at Dayton
  • Son of Chris and Paula Schmiesing
  • Has an older brother, Jack and a younger brother, Sam