87 Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith Ohio State
Nationality
usa United States
Position
FB, ILB, ST, TE
Height
6'3"
Weight
252
Birthday
7/13/1986
Hometown
Euclid, OH
High School
Euclid
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Jersey #: 87 (2007-08), 54 (2004-06)

Major: Family Resources Management (2006-08)

Weight: 251 (2008), 252 (2006-07), 240 (2004-05)

2008 Media Guide: Team-oriented veteran in his fifth year at Ohio State … on track to graduate in December.

2007: An outstanding contributor on special teams … played on three of the special units … special teams dog tags: Illinois … third-year letterman.

2007 Media Guide: In his fourth year at Ohio State … came to Ohio State as a linebacker.

2006: Saw action in 11 games, mainly as a member of the special teams.

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 … nickname is B-Smeezy … favorite subject is economics … favorite former Buckeye is Pepper Johnson.

Offense

SeasonTeamGGSRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLngFumLostFRDef TD
2005Ohio State1105306.0016NANA00
2006Ohio State8NA000000000
2007Ohio State13NA33010.0011NANA00
2008Ohio State13NA8799.9021NANA00
Total-450161398.7021NANA00

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2005Ohio State11042200000000000
2006Ohio State8NA41300000000000
2007Ohio State13NA00000000000000
2008Ohio State13NA00000000000000
Total-45083500000000000