46 Chad Hoobler

Chad Hoobler Ohio State
usaUnited States
Carrollton, OH
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
2004, 2005, 2006

Major: Undeclared (2004-06)

Weight: 240 (2005-06), 215 (2004)

2006 Media Guide: Promising young linebacker and special teams player … has lettered each of the past two years … has played in 18 games in his two seasons at Ohio State, including all 12 last year … most of his action to date has come with the special teams, but that could change this year … hard worker, has good speed and is a hitter … his ability to play any of the three linebacker spots will be a plus for him.

2005: Played in all 12 games and had four tackles … longest stint was five minutes in the season opener against Miami … credited with an assist against Miami and recorded solos against Iowa, Michigan State and Minnesota.

2005 Media Guide: Good young linebacker and special teams player … lettered last year as a true freshman … began the season at tight end, but was moved to linebacker prior to the first game … played in the final six games of the season, with most of that playing time coming with the special teams … should see increased playing time this year, both with the special teams and at linebacker … is tough, fast, smart and will hit you … expected to play the mike position, but is versatile enough to play any of the three linebacker spots in a pinch.

2004: Impressed the coaches early with his quick grasp of the game … made his collegiate debut against Indiana and recorded his first career tackle against the Hoosiers … also had a tackle as a member of the kickoff team against Michigan … played on the punt coverage, punt return and kickoff teams.

High School: Excelled at both tight end and linebacker in high school, but is expected to concentrate on the former in college … at a position where the Buckeyes lack depth and overall experience, so will get a long look in the fall … rated as the 19th best tight end in the country by Prep Football Report Rivals.com rated him as the third best tight end prospect in the country and the 30th best overall prospect in the Midwest (five state area) … rated as the fourth best tight end in the nation by TheInsiders.com … is as tough as he is talented (played with a broken fibula senior season) … was selected All-Ohio three times … owned Carrollton’s career tackles record by the end of his junior season … as a junior, caught 13 passes for 230 yards and three touchdowns and totaled 101 tackles, three sacks and 10 tackles-for-loss … as a sophomore, caught 27 passes for close to 500 yards … was coached at Carrollton by Ohio State graduates Barry Goettemoeller and Kirk Lowdermilk … ran the 200-meter dash in track and also threw the shot put and discus … also played basketball.

Personal: Is the son of Michele Hoobler.


SeasonTeamGGSTgtRecRec Yds
2004Ohio State60000
2005Ohio State120000


2004Ohio State602200
2005Ohio State1204310