63 Ben Person

Ben Person Ohio State
usa United States
Xenia, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2004, 2005, 2006

Major: Consumer Affairs (2006)

Weight: 315 (2005-06), 300 (2004)

2006 Media Guide: Third-year player in search of his first taste of quality minutes … saw brief action in nine games last year … expected to lend help at right guard in 2006, but can also play tackle if the need arises.

2005: Did not play in the first three games, but saw action in the last nine with the extra point and field goal units … seven minutes at right guard against Illinois was his longest stint.

2005 Media Guide: Talented young lineman, who is expected to compete for playing time at guard this year … is big, strong, tough and competitive and has a great work ethic … goes into the fall as a backup on the right side … still has a lot to learn at this level but is undeniably talented and will be a standout before his career is over … was one of the first players in the class of 2004 to commit to the Buckeyes and his early declaration was instrumental in attracting a number of other players … a blue-collar player.

2004: Did not see any game action and was redshirted.

High School: Comes to Ohio State amid glowing reviews … considered one of the top offensive lineman in the country out of high school … repeatedly rang the bells of defensive lineman with his dominant run blocking … started at left tackle his junior and senior seasons and did not allow a sack either year … graded out to better than 80% as a senior in terms of blocking efficiency … committed early for the Buckeyes and was a drawing card for a number of other players in his class … has all the physical tools and is tough and competitive … expected to play tackle for the Buckeyes, but runs well enough to play guard at the collegiate level … ranked as the third-best prospect in the state by Ohio High and No. 8 by The Ohio Football Recruiting News … also ranked as the 17th-best offensive line prospect by TheInsiders.com … Rivals.com ranked him as the 10th-best offensive guard in the nation and as the eighth best prospect in the state of Ohio … listed by SuperPrep as the 25th-best prospect in the Midwest and the 35th-best offensive line prospect … listed as the eighth-best offensive guard by Tom Lemming.

Personal: Is the son of Donald and Cheryl Person.