Mewhort was a three year starter along the offensive line for the Buckeyes, including during a school-record setting run of 24-consecutive victories spanning all of the 2012 and 2013 regular seasons ... Jack was handpicked by Coach Urban Meyer to be a team captain (because of his leadership qualities) and when the team voting was completed in the fall he had earned the most votes of all eight players who were ultimately chosen to represent the team as game captains in 2013 ... he played in 49 games as a Buckeye and started 39 consecutive games to close his career ... pursuing a degree in consumer and family resource financial services.
Mewhort, a first-team all-Big Ten Conference tackle and called by coach Urban Meyer as one of the best players on the most prolific offense in school history, was the foundation of an offensive line that paved the way for Ohio State to shatter a plethora of school records this season. Mewhort participated in 742 plays this season and graded out at 89 percent. A team captain, he has started 38 consecutive games for the Buckeyes and has played in 48 consecutive games.
Included was starts at left tackle in all 12 games in 2012 when the Buckeyes went 12-0, won the Big Ten Conference Leaders Division, were ranked No. 3 in the nation and were the only undefeated team in the Football Bowl Subdivision ... Mewhort helped the Buckeyes average 242.2 yards per game rushing (10th nationally), lead the Big Ten in scoring (37.1 ppg) and he was named second-team all-Big Ten for his efforts ... he also helped Ohio State to a 34-year high 37 rushing touchdowns ... he was honored as Ohio State's co-offensive lineman of the year (along with teammate Andrew Norwell) after the 2012 season.
As a sophomore in 2011 Mewhort started the first five games of the season at left guard and closed out the year with eight consecutive starts at right guard ... Jack was named honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference in 2011 by both the conference coaches and media ... he made the move to left tackle in the spring of 2012.
In 2010, he saw playing time in 10 games as a red-shirt freshman and was named to an all-Big Ten frosh team by Rivals.com.
as a member of the gold-medal winning Team USA at the 2009 Junior World Championships ... this coming after he was all-Ohio, all-Toledo City League, all-Toledo Blade and an Under Armour All-American performer for coach Doug Pearson at St. John's H.S. ... he was also was named to the Detroit Free Press "best of the Midwest" team ... Jack enrolled at Ohio State in January 2009 ... he is the son of Gail and Don Mewhort.
Consumer and family resource financial services major who is scheduled to graduate in December.
05/12/2014 - Grigson on going into the draft without a first-round pick: "We've had so long to think about it and just cut it up and figure out what we were going to do and figure out our plan. But the plan, we wanted to get someone like (offensive lineman) Jack (Mewhort) to help solidify our offensive line. You know how during the season, I forgot the stat even, how many times we ever even had our five starters ever even play together. It's so tough in this league to have continuity on the offensive line because there's so many injuries." - The Sports Xchange