97 Cameron Heyward

Cameron Heyward Ohio State
usaUnited States
Suwanee, GA
High School
Peachtree Ridge
Past Teams
Ohio State
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Post-OSU Update: Cam Heyward was selected with the 31st overall pick (1st round) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Heyward has played 12 years with the Steeler and is still active going into the 2023 NFL season. Heyward has reached the Pro Bowl the last six seasons and has 78.5 career sacks entering 2023. (updated: Aug. 2023)

Major: Human Development (2010), Undeclared (2007-08)

Weight: 288 (2010), 287 (2008), 280 (2007)

2010 Media Guide: Outstanding defensive end who has benefited from experience … agile and quick for his size … has all the physical tools to make a tremendous impact … high-motor competitor … 24.5 career TFL, 12 sacks.

2009: Had 10 TFL, 6.5 sacks for the Rose Bowl champs … second team all-Big Ten … Lombardi Award nominee … five tackles vs. Navy … two TFL, seven tackles against USC … 7-yard sack, three tackles in the Toledo game … sack, five tackles in the win over Wisconsin … pair of unassisted stops at Purdue … team-best 11 tackles, two sacks, three TFL in dominant performance at Penn State … four tackles in Iowa win … fumble recovery for a touchdown at Michigan was game’s first score … also had a sack and two tackles … 9-yard sack in Rose Bowl victory … Big Ten player of week: Penn State … defensive player of week: Penn State … Attack Force award: USC, Toledo … Jack Stephenson Award (outstanding defensive lineman) from Ohio State coaches … Top Ten Tenacious five times … third-year letterwinner.

2008: Rotating starter along the defensive front who is equally comfortable at tackle or end … 36 tackles, three sacks for season … five-yard sack at Wisconsin … TFL and two tackles at Michigan State … six tackles and a pass breakup in a strong performance against Penn State … forced a fumble on a fourth-quarter sack at Northwestern … recorded seven tackles at Illinois … sack and six tackles against Michigan … Attack Force award: Penn State, Michigan … Jack Tatum big hit: Penn State … second-year letterman.

2008 Media Guide: Outstanding defensive end who has benefited from a year of experience … agile and quick for his size … has all the physical tools to make a tremendous impact … high-motor competitor who studies the game intensely.

2007: Became a starter along the defensive line as a true freshman … freshman All-America (Sporting News, Rivals, Scout) … freshman all-Big Ten (Sporting News) … 30 tackles, 9 TFL, 2.5 sacks and 2 PBU … five tackles and a sack at Penn State … Attack Force award: Penn State … Jack Tatum hit of week: Michigan State, Penn State … team’s outstanding first-year player on defense … first-year letterman.

High School: Named the 2006 Georgia Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year … rated as the No. 15 prospect overall in Georgia and as high as the nation’s No. 20 defensive tackle … totaled over 100 tackles and 16 sacks as a senior … benches 335-pounds and squats 510 … ranked the seventh-best player in Georgia and the 13th best defensive tackle in the nation … owns a 3.2 GPA … an outstanding basketball player, who plans to play the latter at Ohio State.

Personal: Born May 6, 1989 … son of former NFL running back Craig “Ironhead” Heyward and Charlotte Heyward-Blackwell … stepfather Cory Blackwell played at Wisconsin … favorite music artist is Chris Brown.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2007Ohio State13NA33211210.0332.591000300
2008Ohio State13NA3613234.5223.0211000100
2009Ohio State13NA46212510.0536.5430100001
2010Ohio State13NA48252313.0423.52501180100