- United States
- St. Henry, OH
- High School
- St. Henry
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Major: Production & Operations Management (1995), Business (1992-94)
Weight: 223 (1995), 222 (1994), 223 (1993), 220 (1992), 210 (1991)
1995: Enjoyed a brilliant senior year, winning first-team All-Big Ten honors and setting numerous game, season and career records as the quarterback for the most productive offense in Ohio State football history (a school-record 475 points) … led the Big Ten in total offense and passing efficiency and finished second nationally in the latter after leading the country much of the season … threw at least one touchdown pass tn all 13 games, including a record-tying five at Pittsburgh … wound up the year with 29 TD strikes, breaking his own school record of 19 set as a junior … threw for 3,269 yards, including a personal-high 354 at Penn State, easily breaking the old school mark of 2,551. set in 1981 by Art Schlichter … other single-season records include passing efficiency (163.4), completion percentage (.619), passing yards per game (251.4), total offense per game (253), consecutive 200 yard games (7) and most 200-yard games (11) … wound up as OSU’s career leader in touchdown passes with 57 and also set career records for completion percentage (.580), passing efficiency (142.16), most 200-yard passing games (16) and completions (498) … also finished second in career passing yardage at 7,232 … won several academic awards, including the National Football Foundation’s Vincent dePaul Draddy Award, which goes annually to the top senior student-athlete in college football … MVP in the Senior Bowl.
1995 Media Guide: In his third year as the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback … a leading candidate for all-Big Ten honors in 1995 … has led the Buckeyes to a two-year record of 19-5-1, including a share of the conference title in 1993 … threw for a career-high 2,335 yards and a school-record-tying 19 touchdowns in 1994 … completed 20 of 24 passes for 304 yards and five touchdowns against Purdue last season … had five other games of at least 200 yards passing … can put it on the money deep and also has a good short touch.
1994 Media Guide: Performed well in his first season as the starting quarterback last season, and should be one of the best quarterbacks in the Big Ten this fall … has a strong, accurate arm and a great touch … also gives OSU the threat of the deep pass, and is adept at avoiding the rush …. will be counted on to pass more this season with the loss of four of the top five running backs from last season … has the potential to win national post-season honors before his days are over at Ohio State.
1993: Completed 109 of 202 passes (54 percent) for 1,570 vards, eight TDs and eight interceptions … shared playing time with graduated senior Bret Powers, but saw the majority of the playing time and started each contest … threw for over 100 yards in every game but Illinois and Brigham Young, with a high of 181 against Michigan State … threw two TD passes in the latter game, and also threw two touchdowns at Pitt … longest pass was a 45-yarder to Terry Glenn at Pittsburgh … longest touchdown pass was a 35-yard toss to Joey Galloway on a fourth-and-two situation against Washington … a two-year member of the Academic All-Big Ten team and made the District All-Academic Team.
1993 Media Guide: Enters the fall as the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback … will have to hold off a challenge from senior transfer Bret Powers … has learned the OSU system the past two
seasons and appears ready to handle the starting chores … has all the physical tools for the position, and only lacks game experience … has a strong, accurate arm and a great touch … also gives OSU the threat of the deep pass, and is adept at avoiding the rush … still needs to work on staying within the Buckeye offense, but that will come with experience … completed 10 of 19 passes for 140 yards in the spring game … backed up Kirk Herbstreit in six games last season, and made another appearance with the specialty teams … completed 8 of 14 passes for 58 yards and an interception, and threw his lone scoring pass to tight end Joe Metzger from two yards out against Northwestern … had his longest stint of the year in the latter game when he completed 7 of 11 passes for 54 yards … earliest appearance came late in the first quarter against Bowling Green when Herbstreit sprained his ankle, but was replaced when Herbstreit returned to start the second period.
1992: Backed up Kirk Herbstreit in six games, and made another appearance with the specialty teams … completed 8 of 14 passes for 58 yards and an interception, and threw his lone scoring pass against Northwestern … had his longest stint of the year in the latter game when he completed 7 of 11 passes for 54 yards … earliest appearance came late in the first quarter against Bowling Green when Herbstreit sprained his ankle, but was replaced when Herbstreit returned to start the second period.
1992 Media Guide: Redshirted last year … expected to back up Kirk Herbstreit this year and take over as the starter next season … coaches would like him to get as much seasoning as possible this year without force feeding him … played on the scout team last year and impressed the coaching staff with his ability to deliver the ball under pressure … has a strong, accurate arm and, more importantly, a great touch … can also pull the ball down and run … got lots of work in the spring as one of just two scholarship QBs on the team … like Herbstreit, an outstanding leader who is accustomed to winning when he stands over center … lacks experience, but the OSU coaches won’t hesitate to use him when the game is on the line … outstanding prospect who is the Buckeyes’ quarterback of the future.
1991 Media Guide: Earned several All-America honors and was a first team all-state selection at quarterback last fall… Was selected Ohio’s Mr. Football by AP, marking the fourth straight Mr. Football to attend Ohio State… Led high school to a 14-0 record and the state Division V (small school) championship as a senior when team scored all 20 points in the fourth quarter of the title game to overcome a 17-0 deficit … Passed for 2,435 yards and 27 TDs and threw just eight interceptions as a senior … Also intercepted eight passes as a free safety … Four-year passing totals were 5,665 yards and 57 touchdowns, and he also had 21 interceptions … Can high jump 6-8, ran the high hurdles and was a starter on the school’s Division IV state champion basketball team as a junior and senior … From the same high school that produced former Buckeye offensive lineman Jim Lachey … Grandfather is former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Wally Post … From a family of six children, including fellow OSU QB Tom … Four uncles and an aunt are OSU graduates … St. Henry teammate Kevin Niekamp also is a Buckeye freshman … Admires the Miami Dolphins’ Dan Marino … An honor student who plans to major in information systems … High school coach was Tim Boeckman … Born 9-20-72.
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