29 Bryan Cook

Bryan Cook Ohio State
usaUnited States
Youngstown, OH
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992

Major: Marketing (1991-92) Business (1990), Business Finance (1989)

Weight: 200 (1992), 190 (1991), 183 (1989), 190 (1988)

1992: Media Guide: Hopes to bounce back from major surgery on his left knee and reclaim his starting spot at the boundary corner … an honorable mention all-Big Ten selection … was playing his best football of his career prior to being hurt at Minnesota and missing the last three games of the season and the Hall of Fame Bowl … wound up the year with 56 total tackles, fifth-best on the team, and had 38 solos, good for third place on the OSU defense … played safety his first two years with the Buckeyes but adapted quickly when moved to corner last year … gives the Buckeyes a big, physical corner with the speed to cover one-on-one … had a career-high 11 tackles in the season opener with Arizona and also had his lone interception of the year … played at least 20 minutes in each of the eight games prior to his injury … has played in 33 of 36 games during his career and has 14 starts to his credit.

1991: Media Guide: Has spent most of his career as a safety, but will start at boundary corner this fall … switched positions in the spring and adapted easily and quickly … strong, rangy player, who should be just what the doctor ordered on the short side of the field … used in a reserve role last year, but did play in all 12 games and had starts against Purdue and Minnesota … wound up the year with 44 tackles and also had four passes broken up and two interceptions … nine tackles at Boston College, including seven solos … has a 36-inch vertical leap.

1990: Media Guide: Moves over from free to strong safety this year … will battle Jim Peel for playing time … talented athlete who started the first three games last year … good speed and goes to the ball very well for a young player … ideal blend of size and speed for his position … highly regarded by the OSU coaching staff … 4.5 speed and a 34-inch vertical jump.

1989: Played in all 12 games … 19 tackles and three passes broken up … seven tackles in the opener against Oklahoma State.

1989 Media Guide: A young impact player who could challenge for a starting spot before the year is over … impressive athlete who likes to hit … has excellent speed and goes to the ball amazingly well for a young player … has picked up his position quickly and rarely makes the same mistake twice … just needs playing time and he will play a lot.

1988: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Broke his leg as a freshman and by his own choice decided not to play football the next two years … took up the sport again as a senior and won honorable mention all-state honors as a defensive back .. . calls Ursuline’s win over Cincinnati Moeller his senior year his most memorable football moment … also played backup quarterback as a senior … played three years of basketball and earned four letters in track.

PERSONAL: Enjoys playing basketball, chess and ‘tinkering around” with computer programming.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBU
1989Ohio State12319811000000003
1990Ohio State1124631151500012164
1991Ohio State8756381821215101162
1992Ohio State1297050202300003505