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Pat Elflein
C #65
Height:
6-3
Weight:
303
Age:
23
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
Pickerington, OH
Experience:
0

Quick Stats (2017):

G
11
GS
11
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 11 11
2017 MIN 11 11
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 NO W 29-19
2 @PIT L 9-26
3 TB W 34-17
4 DET L 7-14
5 @CHI W 20-17
6 GB W 23-10
7 BAL W 24-16
8 @CLE W 33-16
10 @WAS W 38-30
11 LA W 24-7
12 @DET W 30-23

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BIOGRAPHY

• Named Rimington Award winner as a senior along with earning consensus 1st-Team All-America honors.

• Was 1 of 3 finalists for the Outland Trophy and earned Big Ten’s Rimington/Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year honors.

• Started 41 consecutive games to end his collegiate career and was named 1st-Team All-Big Ten each of his final 3 seasons.

OFF THE FIELD Earned bachelor’s degree in communication and played his final season as a graduate student...Trained for the NFL Draft at O-Line Performance in Arizona, operated by former Buckeye/NFL standout LeCharles Bentley, who also trained current Vikings G and former Buckeye Alex Boone...Older brother, Matt, played football at Ohio Dominican...Worked on concrete crew in the summers during high school...Boyhood friend and high school classmate in Pickerington, OH of former Michigan TE and fellow 2017 NFL draftee Jake Butt (Denver), who was roommates with Vikings 2017 4th-round pick LB Ben Gedeon while at Michigan.

• Named Rimington Award winner as a senior along with earning consensus 1st-Team All-America honors.

• Was 1 of 3 finalists for the Outland Trophy and earned Big Ten’s Rimington/Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year honors.

• Started 41 consecutive games to end his collegiate career and was named 1st-Team All-Big Ten each of his final 3 seasons.

OFF THE FIELD Earned bachelor’s degree in communication and played his final season as a graduate student...Trained for the NFL Draft at O-Line Performance in Arizona, operated by former Buckeye/NFL standout LeCharles Bentley, who also trained current Vikings G and former Buckeye Alex Boone...Older brother, Matt, played football at Ohio Dominican...Worked on concrete crew in the summers during high school...Boyhood friend and high school classmate in Pickerington, OH of former Michigan TE and fellow 2017 NFL draftee Jake Butt (Denver), who was roommates with Vikings 2017 4th-round pick LB Ben Gedeon while at Michigan.

PRO Selected with the 70th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the highest selected C by the Vikings since Ryan Cook was selected 51st overall in 2006...1st Ohio State O-lineman selected by the Vikings since Korey Stringer, who was selected in 1995 with the 24th overall pick...1 of 7 Buckeyes selected in the 2017 NFL Draft...The 1st of 5 Cs drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE Decorated 5th-year senior from Ohio State who was named the Rimington Award winner and was 1 of 3 finalists for the Outland Trophy during his final season with the Buckeyes...Earned Big Ten’s Rimington/Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year honors in 2016...Named 1st-Team Big Ten each of his final 3 seasons...Helped OSU lead Big Ten in scoring, total offense and rushing yards in 2016...Paved way for RB Ezekiel Elliot to rush for 3,699 yards in just 2 seasons (2014-15)...Started all 15 games - the opening 3 games at LG and the final 12 at RG - during the Buckeye’s National Championship run...Did not miss a game from 2013-16 appearing in 53 games while starting 42, including 41 consecutive...Redshirted as a true freshman in 2012.

PREP Attended Pickerington North HS in Pickerington, OH where he was teammates with former Michigan Wolverine and current Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt...Was rated the #33 G prospect in the nation by ESPN...Named 1st-Team All-State in Division 1 as a senior...2-time team captain in football and earned 12 letters in football, wrestling and track...Named Wrestler of the Year as a senior in Ohio Capital Conference, qualifying for state and national tournament.