4 C.J. Barnett

C.J. Barnett Ohio State
Nationality
usa United States
Position
DB, ST
Height
6'0"
Weight
202
Hometown
Dayton, OH
High School
Northmont
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Jersey #: 4 (2010-13), 14 (2009)

Major: Criminology (2012-13), Undeclared (2009-11)

Weight: 203 (2013), 202 (2012), 190 (2010-11), 180 (2009)

2013 Media Guide: C.J. Barnett is one of three key returnees in Ohio State’s secondary and, in terms of experience, he is the most tested Buckeye on a team that features just four seniors on defense … a fifth-year senior, he enters his final season having played in 32 games and he has started 24 games, the most of any defensive player … this hard-hitting strong safety has more tackles the last two years – 131, including a team-leading 75 in 2011 – than all but one Buckeye (Ryan Shazier with 172) … his 83 solo tackles combined in 2011 and 2012 also rank second on the team, to Shazier’s 107 … his 140 tackles rank third among current Buckeyes … C.J. has twice been honored by the Big Ten Conference, earning honorable mention all-Big Ten honors in 2012 and second-team all-Big Ten accolades as a sophomore in 2011 … he started nine games in 2012, missing three others because of an ankle injury … he ranked fourth on the team with 56 tackles and his six pass break-ups helped the Buckeyes set a team record with 73 pass break-ups on the season … recorded a personal-best tying six solo tackles in the overtime
win at Wisconsin, part of an 11-tackle game … he ranked 13th in the Big Ten with .89 passes defended per game … his two interceptions last season – vs. Purdue and Michigan – increased his career total to four, including 2011 interceptions at Miami and vs. Michigan State.

2011: Came back strong from a knee injury suffered in 2010 to start all 13 games and led the Buckeyes with 75 tackles … named second-team all-Big Ten Conference by the league’s coaches in 2011 … was in on a career-high 12 tackles vs. Michigan and had a personal-best six solo tackles vs. Nebraska … recorded interceptions vs. Miami and Michigan State … also totaled eight tackles vs. Illinois and had seven tackles four times … ranked 19th in the Big Ten with eight total passes defended (two interceptions and six pass break-ups) … six pass breakups were second-most on the team.

2011 Media Guide: Capable secondary performer who made an impact last season on the Buckeye
defense before felled by injury … will work this spring at safety.

2010: Earned the strong safety job to start the season … right knee injury vs. Miami … subsequent surgery placed him out of action the remainder of the season … Jack Tatum big hit: Miami … academic all-Big Ten … first-year letterman.

2010 Media Guide: Talented secondary prospect who is increasing his impact on the Buckeye defense … will work behind Jermale Hines this spring at free safety.

2009: Saw limited action on special teams for the Rose Bowl and Big Ten champions … Top Ten Tenacious four times.

High School: Talented cornerback with all the tools … first team all-Ohio, all-Southwest Ohio, all-GWOC conference … recorded 65 tackles, 13 pass deflections and an interception as a senior for Coach Lance Schneider’s Thunderbolts … scored a rushing touchdown and also scored on a 65-yard punt return … captain as a junior and senior … Under Armour All-America game … Art Tainer and Archie Griffin awards … ESPNU 150 … Super Prep Midwest Top 30 … Rivals 250 … also played basketball and ran track at Northmont … student ambassador and Mock Trial programs.

Personal: Son of Yolanda and Tom Buskey … enrolled in March of 2009.

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2009Ohio State8NA42200000000000
2010Ohio State2254100000000100
2011Ohio State13137549261.04000022600
2012Ohio State995634222.54000121600
2013Ohio State13NA8456280.500000429500
Total-45NA224145794800018321800