1997 Ohio State Football Roster

1997 Roster

PlayerPositionBirthdayHometownHigh SchoolHeightWeight
Gary Berry Ohio StateGary BerryDB, FS10/24/1977Columbus, OHDeSales6'0"205
Rolland Steele Ohio StateRolland SteeleCB, DB8/18/1977Dublin, OHScioto5'11"160
David Mitchell Ohio StateDavid MitchellCB, DB10/18/1979Westerville, OHSouth6'1"195
Ken-Yon Rambo Ohio StateKen-Yon RamboWR10/04/1978Cerritos, CALong Beach Poly6'2"190
Michael Wiley Ohio StateMichael WileyTB1/15/1978Spring Valley, CAMonte Vista6'0"195
Jimmy Redmond Ohio StateJimmy RedmondWR8/18/1977Lee's Summit, MOBlue Springs South6'0"165
Joe Germaine Ohio StateJoe GermaineQB11/16/1975Mesa, AZMountain View6'2"205
Stanley Jackson Ohio StateStanley JacksonQB3/24/1975Paterson, NJCatholic6'1"203
David Boston Ohio StateDavid BostonWR8/19/1978Humble, TXHumble6'3"215
Tom Hoying Ohio StateTom HoyingQB, ST, TE2/9/1975St. Henry, OHSt. Henry6'4"221
Antoine Winfield Ohio StateAntoine WinfieldCB, ST6/24/1977Akron, OHGarfield5'9"180
Austin Moherman Ohio StateAustin MohermanQB12/02/1977Mission Viejo, CACapistrano Valley6'5"215
Steve GehlertQB-Worthington, OHThomas Worthington6'2"209
Damon Moore Ohio StateDamon MooreFS, S9/15/1976Fostoria, OHFostoria5'11"200
David PriestleyQB7/11/1979Los Alamitos, CABrethren Christian6'4"200
Dee Miller Ohio StateDee MillerFL, WR12/4/1975Springfield, OHSouth6'1"200
Mark Garcia Ohio StateMark GarciaQB5/7/1976Modesto, CAGrace Davis6'4"215
Percy King Ohio StatePercy KingDB, FS1/31/1977Columbus, OHMarion-Franklin6'4"210
Andy Stamp Ohio StateAndy StampK1/6/1977West Chester, OHLakota6'1"200
Tate JohnsonQB-Cincinnati, OHLakota6'5"214
Che Bryant Ohio StateChe’ BryantDB1/8/1975Canton, OHMcKinley6'1"180
Demetrious JonesWR-Youngstown, OHRayen6'1"181
Ahmed Plummer Ohio StateAhmed PlummerCB3/26/1976Wyoming, OHWyoming6'0"193
Chad Cacchio Ohio StateChad CacchioWR8/10/1978Columbus, OHUpper Arlington5'10"190
Central McClellion Ohio StateCentral McClellionCB, ST, SS9/15/1975Delray, FLBoca Raton Olympia5'11"190
Charlie Sanders Ohio StateCharlie SandersFB, TB9/22/1976Rochester Hills, MIAdams5'9"215
Matt Keller Ohio StateMatt KellerFB12/2/1976Mason, OHMoeller6'0"238
Scott Fulton Ohio StateScott FultonFB2/05/1979Hyattsville, MDDeMatha6'0"225
Jermon Jackson Ohio StateJermon JacksonTB9/20/1975Ironton, OHIronton5'11"205
Ashanti Webb Ohio StateAshanti WebbCB12/13/1978Tampa, FLLeon King5'11"180
Jerry Westbrooks Ohio StateJerry WestbrooksDB, FB, OLB, ST, TB8/27/1977Boca Raton, FLPope John Paul II6'2"235
Mike Burden Ohio StateMike BurdenDB, ST, SS9/21/1976Palatine, ILPalatine6'1"205
Leandre Liggins Ohio StateLeandre LigginsCB3/20/1970Cleveland, OHJohn Marshall6'2"183
Pepe Pearson Ohio StatePepe PearsonTB12/11/1975Euclid, OHEuclid5'10"206
Brent Johnson Ohio StateBrent JohnsonILB, OLB6/24/1969Columbus, OHBexley6'1"218
Jason Ott Ohio StateJason OttMLB1/23/1979Cincinnati, OHElder6'4"240
Na'il Diggs Ohio StateNa’il DiggsOLB7/8/1978Los Angeles, CADorsey6'4"235
Joe Montgomery Ohio StateJoe MontgomeryTB6/8/1976Robbins, ILOak Lawn Richards5'11"216
Greg Simpson Ohio StateGreg SimpsonDB, FS12/31/1978Worthington, OHDublin Scioto6'1"205
Jerry Rudzinski Ohio StateJerry RudzinskiILB, OLB7/16/1975Centerville, OHKettering Alter6'1"220
Sean Penny Ohio StateSean PennyFB, TB11/13/1978Youngstown, OHUrsuline6'2"215
Nick Goings Ohio StateNick GoingsRB1/26/1978Dublin, OHScioto6'0"205
Joe Cooper Ohio StateJoe CooperOLB, ST, SS1/22/1979Columbus, OHIndependence6'2"225
Keith WalkerDB-Martins Ferry, OHMartins Ferry5'11"180
Brent Bartholomew Ohio StateBrent BartholomewP10/22/1976Apopka, FLApopka6'2"210
Kevin Griffin Ohio StateKevin GriffinCB, SE, ST, TB2/8/1976Redmond, WAKirkland Juanita5'10"183
Derek Combs Ohio StateDerek CombsTB2/28/1979Grove City, OHGrove City6'2"197
Chris Kirk Ohio StateChris KirkILB11/9/1976Westerville, OHSouth6'3"235
Collins HuitgerFB-Columbus, OHBishop Watterson6'2"211
Andy Katzenmoyer 1997Andy KatzenmoyerILB12/2/1977Westerville, OHWesterville South6'4"255
Marc Willis 1995Marcel WillisOLB, ST5/12/1975Phoenix, AZSouth Mountain6'3"235
Dan Stultz Ohio StateDan StultzK, P6/16/1978Orrville, OHOrrville6'0"205
Matt LaVrar Ohio StateMatt LaVrarDE, OLB10/4/1976Maumee, OHMaumee6'3"270
Tim Cheatwood Ohio StateTim CheatwoodDB, OLB, ST, TE11/08/1978Cleveland, OHBenedictine6'4"250
Eric Gohlstin Ohio StateEric GohlstinOG, OT10/29/1975Cleveland, OHSt. Ignatius6'4"305
Kevin Johnson Ohio StateKevin N. JohnsonOLB12/27/1973Athens, GAClark Central6'2"220
Sean ColosimoILB-Las Vegas, NVEldorado5'11"225
Tam Hopkins Ohio StateTam HopkinsOG, OT3/22/1978Winter Park, FLLake Howell6'5"305
Rob Murphy Ohio StateRob MurphyOG1/18/1977Cincinnati, OHMoeller6'5"300
Courtland Bullard Ohio StateCourtland BullardOLB9/02/1978Miami, FLSouthridge6'3"227
Paris Long Ohio StateParis LongDT, OG8/27/1978Columbus, OHBeechcroft6'5"320
Kevin Loadman Ohio StateKevin LoadmanLS, OG10/13/1976Worthington, OHBishop Watterson6'1"245
Jason KozarC-Amherst, OHSteele6'0"270
Kurt Murphy Ohio StateKurt MurphyC4/27/1978Columbus, OHDeSales6'4"290
Ben Gilbert Ohio StateBen GilbertOG6/5/1978Lancaster, OHLancaster6'5"295
Brooks Burris Ohio StateBrooks BurrisOG, OT10/31/1975Logan, OHLogan6'7"286
Winfield Garnett Ohio StateWinfield GarnettDT7/24/1976Riverdale, ILThornton Township6'6"305
Nick SpiessOT-Columbus, OHBishop Watterson6'5"265
Jim Massey Ohio StateJim MasseyOT9/01/1979Brecksville, OHSt. Ignatius6'5"290
William PawlikowskiC-Elyria, OHElyria6'3"251
Mike Collins Ohio StateMike CollinsDT1/19/1978Newark, OHNewark6'4"290
John Bates Ohio StateJohn BatesOG, OT9/12/1978Cherry Hill, NJEast6'4"279
Ben Pulfer Ohio StateBen PulferDT, OT11/03/1978Sidney, OHSidney6'6"270
Marcus Perez Ohio StateMarcus PerezDE12/8/1977Medina, OHMedina6'3"250
Joe Brown Ohio StateJoe BrownDT, OT3/5/1977Tucson, AZCatalina Foothills6'7"285
Eric Smith Ohio StateEric SmithOT11/13/1976Columbus, OHWalnut Ridge6'6"330
Henry Fleming Ohio StateHenry FlemingOT7/25/1978Manning, SCManning6'7"305
Jefferson Kelley 1997Jefferson KelleyOT9/18/1977Cincinnati, OHColerain6'6"305
Tyson Walter Ohio StateTyson WalterOT3/17/1978Chagrin Falls, OHKenston6'5"300
Drew Elford Ohio StateDrew ElfordC, OG, OT4/2/1977Garfield, NJSt. Mary's6'5"300
Larry Waldon Ohio StateLarry WaldonOT2/4/1975Detroit, MIMacKenzie6'6"340
Mike Gurr Ohio StateMike GurrOG, TE8/1/1977Hamilton, OHHamilton6'7"290
Reggie Germany Ohio StateReggie GermanyWR3/19/1978Hazelwood, MOEast6'1"195
Darik Warnke Ohio StateDarik WarnkeDB, ST, WR9/12/1977Cuyahoga Falls, OHWalsh Jesuit6'1"196
Mike Furrey Ohio StateMike FurreySE, ST5/12/1977Hilliard, OHHilliard6'0"170
Vanness Provitt Ohio StateVanness ProvittWR1/20/1977Warren, OHWarren G. Harding6'3"200
Steve Wisniewski Ohio StateSteve WisniewskiTE7/16/1977Timberlake, OHEastlake North6'6"265
John Lumpkin Ohio StateJohn LumpkinTE12/31/1975Dayton, OHTrotwood-Madison6'8"260
Mike PulsfortK-Dublin, OHBishop Watterson5'11"170
Kevin Houser Ohio StateKevin HouserDE, LS, TE8/23/1977Westlake, OHWestlake6'4"250
Darnell Sanders Ohio StateDarnell SandersTE3/16/1979Warrensville Heights, OHWarrensville Heights6'6"265
Clinton Wayne Ohio StateClinton WayneDE, DT, NG, OLB5/17/1977Brampton, OntarioCentennial6'4"275
Jeff Wilson Ohio StateJeff WilsonDE1/14/1975Deerfield Beach, FLDeerfield Beach6'3"255
Paul BreedDT8/08/1975San Francisco, CAGalileo6'7"305
Randy Homa Ohio StateRandy HomaDT, ILB, NG12/24/1975Pottsvile, PAPottsville Area6'2"285
Rodney Bailey Ohio StateRodney BaileyDE10/07/1979Cleveland, OHSt. Edward6'5"260
Scott SimindingerFL-Spencerville, OHSpencerville6'3"185
Jim Bell Ohio StateJim BellDE, DT, NG, OLB11/20/1973Liberty, OHUrsuline6'5"251
Tony Eisenhard Ohio StateTony EisenhardDE10/28/1976Tiffin, OHColumbian6'7"265
John Day Ohio StateJohn DayDE, DT5/20/1975Independence, OHSt. Ignatius6'3"265
Kevin B. Johnson Ohio StateKevin JohnsonDE6/1/1977Washington, DCDunbar6'7"240
Heath Queen Ohio StateHeath QueenDT2/06/1979Medina, OHLodi-Cloverleaf6'5"275

Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: John Cooper

Offensive Coordinator: Mike Jacobs

Defensive Coordinator: Fred Pagac

Tight Ends: Bill Conley

Defensive Tackles & Nose Guards: Jim Heacock

Quarterbacks: Tim Salem

Defensive Ends: Shawn Simms

Running Backs: Tim Spencer

Wide Receivers: Chuck Stobart

Defensive Backs: Jon Tenuta