78 Alex Barrow

Alex Barrow Ohio State
usaUnited States
Dublin, OH
High School
Dublin Coffman
Past Teams
Ohio State
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Major: Communications (2006-07)

Weight: 275 (2006-07), 255 (2005), 245 (2004)

2007 Media Guide: Fourth-year player with good size and 4.7 speed … a solid contributor in 2006 … added 20 pounds since his sophomore season and has increased his strength … brings a great attitude every day.

2006: Saw action in all 13 games … collected eight tackles, including four solo tackles and one tackle for loss.

2006 Media Guide: Third-year player with size and ability … has played only sparingly the last two years, but now appears ready to step in and contribute … had added 20 pounds since last season and has increased his strength … helped his own cause with a productive spring practice that made the coaches sit up and take notice … almost certain to figure in the front-four rotation as a backup to senior Jay Richardson at end.

2005: Saw action in six games … totaled 14 minutes, with 8 minutes against Miami (Ohio) in the opener, his longest appearance … also played against Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois and Northwestern … had two tackles against Indiana and one vs. Northwestern.

2005 Media Guide: Solid young reserve at defensive end … has good size and outstanding speed (4.7 in the 40) … made a name for himself in high school because of his ability to run down smaller and supposedly faster players … came to Ohio State as a tackle, but seems to be better suited to end on the collegiate level … coaches like his intensity … enters the fall listed behind veterans Jay Richardson and David Patterson at end … should benefit from playing behind those two standouts.

2004: Redshirted.

High School: One of the leading defensive line prospects in Central Ohio last season … rated as the nation’s 31st best defensive tackle by Rivals.com … could also play defensive end at the collegiate level … Rivals.com also rated him as the 24th best overall prospect in Ohio … as a senior, totaled 95 tackles, including 27 for loss and 14 sacks, in leading Coffman to the regional finals … earned second team All-Ohio honors … as a junior, totaled 44 tackles and four sacks in six and a half games … great speed for a defensive tackle (4.75 40-yard dash time).

Personal: Is the son of Robert and Patrice Barrow … his dad and uncle, Russell Barrow, both played college football at Ohio University … has a younger brother, Austin, who is a college freshman (2007) … was a freshman at Coffman when current Buckeyes Adam Olds and Steve Winner were seniors … likes to read before games … favorite actress is Eva Mendes (2007) … favorite NFL player is Eddie George (2007).


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2005Ohio State6032100001000000
2006Ohio State12NA8441.02000000000
2007Ohio State13NA51400000000000