COLUMBUS (WCMH) -- The Ohio State Buckeyes have announced former player Brian Hartline as interim wide receivers coach.
Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer made the announcement Thursday.
Hartline, who worked as a quality control coach with the Ohio State wide receivers last year and through the spring and summer of 2018, joined the staff after retiring from the NFL having played in 104 games with 73 starts and with 344 career receptions for 4,766 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Hartline played for the Scarlet and Gray from 2005 through 2008 and was a part of four Big Ten championship teams while playing an integral role Ohio State reaching consecutive BCS National Championship games in 2006 and 2007.
In 2007, he caught a career-best 52 passes for 694 yards and six touchdowns. Hartline’s career numbers include 90 catches, 1,429 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Hartline graduated from Ohio State in 2007 with his degree in communications.
Former receivers coach Zach Smith was fired Monday after it was reported that his ex-wife filed for a domestic violence restraining order.