Ohio State’s new defensive line coach Mike Dantonio has named former Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Deontay Burnett as his defensive coordinator, the school announced on Tuesday.
Burnett spent his college career at Texas, where he played defensive end.
He played at Ohio State under Dantonios predecessor, Mike Stoops, who is now the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos.
Burnet is a graduate of Ohio State, where his father played quarterback at Ohio.
He spent four years at Ohio, before transferring to Arizona.
He was a part of the Buckeyes 2008 and 2009 National Championship teams.
Burnets first stint in college was as an offensive lineman for the University of New Mexico.
He has played in 11 games with five starts, all starts.
The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder has played for five NFL teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He started five games with the Bengals in 2016.
The Buckeyes announced that defensive line recruiter, Matt Stavry, and his wife, Rachel, will be joining the coaching staff for the 2017 season.
The couple recently welcomed a son into the family.