87 Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith Ohio State
usa United States
Euclid, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
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.


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


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