- Alonzo Spellman
- United States
- Mt. Holly, NJ
- High School
- Rancocas Valley Regional
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1990, 1991
Major: Education (1991), Undecided (1990)
Weight: 285 (1991), 265 (1990)
1991 Media Guide: Will be in his third year as a starter, but just his second at his current position … moved from outside linebacker to a down position last year and finished with 52 tackles in 10 games (missed the Wisconsin and Air Force games) … loads of potential and should be in the running for postseason honors in 1991 now that he has had a year of experience as an end … one of the Buckeyes’ strongest players, but still needs to refine his technique … a real diamond in the rough … if he reaches his potential this year, he could be a legitimate candidate for both the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award.
1990 Media Guide: Started 10 games at outside linebacker last fall, but was moved to defensive end in the spring and will start there this season … won honorable mention all-Big Ten honors last year, but the OSU coaching staff believes he will be even better as a down lineman … strong, aggressive and very demonstrative player … one of college football’s up-and-coming young stars … already named to several preseason All-American teams … a unique personality … will be a big plus for the OSU pass rush … wears a size 18 shoe.
1989: Started 10 of the 12 games and finished the season with 49 tackles, including 10 tackles for losses to tie for the team lead in that department … also had four sacks … top game was 10 tackles against Indiana … second-team All-Big Ten choice by the coaches.
HIGH SCHOOL: New Jersey player of the year as a senior … also named to the USA Today All-USA team … had 104 tackles and 14 sacks as a senior … attended the same high school that produced Franco Harris … also played basketball, averaging 17 points and 22 rebounds a game as a junior.
PERSONAL: Honored as a high school senior by the Columbus Touchdown Club as the national player … nickname is “Zo-Man” … named to the 1990 Playboy Preseason All-America team.
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