19 Aaron Payne

Aaron Payne Ohio State
usaUnited States
Louisville, KY
High School
Holy Cross
Current Team
Ohio State
Past Teams
Ohio State
1989, 1990, 1991

Major: Communications (1991), Business (1990)

Weight: 165 (1989-91)

1991 Media Guide: The Buckeyes’ fastest player, but lacks experience … played in four games last year and had one catch, an 18 yard reception at Purdue … blazing straight-ahead speed … could see action this year on the kickoff return unit … has won six Big Ten track titles since coming to Ohio State.

1990 Media Guide: Redshirted last year… sub 4.4 speed … outstanding high school runner, who slashed his way for more than 3,000 yards, including 1,300 as a senior … moved to wide receiver last year and has made steady progress … still needs work in several areas, but has few equals when it comes to straight ahead speed … could see some action this year as a kick returner … ran both indoor and outdoor track for the Buckeyes last year and won the 55 and 200-meter titles indoors and the 200 outdoors … named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in track and was the team’s MVP.

1989: Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL: Won state titles in the 100, 200 and 400 meters and holds the state record in all three … ran a blazing 10.30 in the 100 meters … twice all state in football … ran for 1300 yards and 19 tds as a senior … a USA Today honorable mention All-American … has 4.35 speed in the 40 … as a tailback, rushed for more than 3,000 yards and 19 scores as a senior … was an all-stater in track, winning three titles as a junior (100, 200 and 400 meters), and holds the state record in all three events … may also run track for the Buckeyes.

PERSONAL: Wants to pursue a career in accounting … enjoys riding his bike.


SeasonTeamGGSTgtRecRec YdsRec TDLngFumLost
1990Ohio State30111801800
1991Ohio State100000000