75 Alex Boone

Alex Boone Ohio State
usaUnited States
Lakewood, OH
High School
St. Edward
Past Teams
Ohio State
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Major: History (2008), Undeclared (2005-07)

Weight: 312 (2008), 325 (2006-07), 315 (2005)

2008 Media Guide: Key Outland Trophy contender who returns at his starting left tackle spot … effective as a pass protector because of his combination of deft footwork and balance.

2007: Third-year starter at left tackle … second team allBig Ten (media, coaches, Rivals) … 22 career starts … offensive player of week: Purdue … Jim Parker lineman of week: Northwestern, Penn State … third-year letterman.

2007 Media Guide: Returns as the starting left tackle as a junior in 2007 … talented player and a veteran of 22 career games … possesses all the physical tools to be a standout … can play either tackle spot … big, strong, aggressive and smart … studies the game intently.

2006: Started the first nine games at left tackle, but missed the next two (Illinois and Northwestern) before returning as a reserve against Michigan … was back in the starting lineup in the national championship game … team’s offensive lineman of the game vs. Penn State … offensive line allowed just 12 sacks in the regular season.

2006 Media Guide: Tremendously talented young player … possesses all the physical tools to be a standout … can play either tackle spot, but is expected to be the starter on the left side when the Buckeyes open the 2006 campaign … big, strong, aggressive and smart … effective as a pass protector because of his combination of deft footwork and balance … studies the game intently … thrust into action last year as a true freshman when right tackle Kirk Barton went down with a knee injury at Penn State … started the next three games and more than held his own … was the third tackle at the end of the year, ready to help out on either side … should benefit greatly from last year’s game experience.

2005: Played in 11 of the Buckeyes’ 12 games for a total of 126 minutes … Texas is the only game he didn’t play in … took over for Barton at Penn State and started the Michigan State, Indiana and Minnesota games the next three weeks … logged 30 minutes in a hard-fought win at Minnesota.

2005 Media Guide: USA Today and Parade first-team All-American … ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 3 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 20 player overall … Rivals.com rated him the top prospect in Ohio in their January rankings … Prep Star Magazine and ESPN’s Tom Lemming both ranked him No. 3 on their lists … Scout.com lists him as the No. 1 prospect in the Midwest and the No. 3 offensive lineman in the nation … will already be one of Ohio State’s biggest offensive lineman and has terrific footwork and a frame capable of carrying more muscle … is an aggressive blocker that enjoys driving defenders away from the line of scrimmage … was Ohio State’s second commitment to its 2005 recruiting class, committing before his junior season.

High School: 2003 and 2004 first-team All-Ohio … 50 knockdowns as a senior … started at right tackle in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jan. 15 … will be the first student-athlete from St. Edward High School to play football at Ohio State since Rodney Bailey (1997-00).

Personal: Is the son of James and Amy Boone … has an older brother James, who was recently discharged from the Marine Corps, and a younger sister, Julianna … an uncle, Ed Boone, played football at Penn State … enjoys hunting and playing golf … claims to have the biggest truck on earth … favorite place on campus is Mirror Lake … favorite cartoon character is Yosemite Sam … favorite American from history is Bill Clinton.