88 Brian Stablein

Brian Stablein Ohio State
usaUnited States
Erie, PA
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992

Major: Business (1992), Marketing (1991), Business (1990)

Weight: 186 (1990-92)

1992 Media Guide: Stablein is OSU’s leading returning receiver … started at flanker last year, but switched places with Joey Galloway in the spring and will now start at split end … had his best year in 1991, hauling in 26 receptions for a team-best 381 yards and earning honorable mention all-Big Ten honors … sure-handed, heady receiver, who runs precise routes, does a fine job of separating from the defender and is deceptively fast … caught at least one pass in every game last year, including a career-high five against Arizona … 32-yard reception against Indiana was his longest catch of the year … has made a number of “circus catches” to keep drives alive during his career … also returned punts last year, averaging 8.4 yards per return … a walk-on in 1988, he was converted to scholarship prior to the 1990 season.

1991 Media Guide: Will fill the vacancy created by the loss of last year’s leading receiver, Bobby Olive (41 catches) … doesn’t have Olive’s elusiveness, but does have tremendous hands and a penchant for finding the open spot in the defense … has been a solid reserve the past two seasons and played particularly well last year with 10 catches for 161 yards and one touchdown … will lay out for the ball and makes catches that sustain drives … had three receptions against Minnesota … TD came against Northwestern.

1990: Played behind Bobby Olive and was OSU’s third wide out … 10 catches included a 36-yard TD reception against Northwestern.

1990 Media Guide: Will alternate with Greg Beatty as the starting split end … played in 10 games last year but most of his playing time came in the second half of the season when he moved up to the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind Beatty … caught seven passes for 104 yards and one TD (Auburn) … 19-yard diving grab at Minnesota kept OSU’s winning TD drive alive … sure-handed receiver who isn’t afraid to block … 34-inch vertical jump … originally a walk-on, but converted to scholarship beginning this fall.

1989: Played in ten game and caught seven balls … caught passes in five games … top game was two catches for 41 yards at Michigan.

1988: Walked on in the fall and did not play.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three year starter and an all-city selection as a senior … caught 45 passes for 600 yards and six touchdowns his senior year … career totals of 95 catches, 1,100 yards and 10 TDs … also earned three letters in track.

PERSONAL: Hobbies include playing golf … his older brother, Chris, is a reserve quarterback for the Buckeyes, and was converted to scholarship after transferring from John Carroll … younger brother, Todd, plays basketball at Gannon University in Erie and his older brother, Scott, is in the Marines and served in the Persian Gulf.


SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLngFumLostFRPRFCPR YdsPR TD
1989Ohio State100000NA710414.91230000000
1990Ohio State110000181016116.11360000000
1991Ohio State1210000462638114.70322002181770
1992Ohio State1292230885364312.1246403164990