54 Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith Ohio State
usa United States
Euclid, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2004, 2005, 2006

Major: Family Resources Management (2006)

Weight: 252 (2006), 240 (2004-05)

2006 Media Guide: Came to Ohio State as a linebacker and was redshirted as a freshman … began last season with the defense, but was switched to tight end after injuries claimed Rory Nicol and Ryan Hamby … he and Marcel Frost were the Buckeyes’ “lonesome ends” much of the season … was used primarily as a blocker, but did have five receptions and has good hands … is a physical player with a great attitude … is still learning the position and has a chance to be an excellent tight end … also plays on the special teams.

2005: Began the year at linebacker, but was moved to tight end when injuries decimated the position … played in 11 games and earned his first letter … had three reception against San Diego State in week three of the season … also had receptions against Illinois and Northwestern … his 16-yard grab vs. Northwestern was his longest catch of the year.

2005 Media Guide: Was redshirted last year as a freshman … is a good athlete with size and speed … lends quality depth to an already deep position … can play either of the two outside linebacker spots (and he saw time at both in the springs so the coaches could get a better handle on where he would be most valuable) and could also move to a down position on the defensive line … most of his playing time this year will probably be with the special teams … should be a standout on the coverage units … is a physical player with a great attitude.

2004: Did not play any games.

High School: Versatile performer who can play linebacker or tight end … expected to concentrate on the former at Ohio State, but this is not cast in stone and can certainly change in the fall … is a highly regarded athlete who excelled in high school against good competition … has excellent closing speed and is a jarring hitter … could make a name for himself in the fall with the special teams … coming off a productive senior season in which he was credited with a career-high 125 tackles, including four sacks … also had three interceptions last season … started as a junior and finished the season with 70 tackles.

Personal: Is the son of Wilbert and Elzoria Smith.


SeasonTeamGGSRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLngFumLostFRDef TD
2005Ohio State1105306.0016NANA00


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2005Ohio State11042200000000000