- Dan Colson
- United States
- DB, ST, SS
- Middletown, OH
- High School
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Major: Sociology (1994-96), Unknown (1992-93)
Jersey #: 5 (1994-96), 22 (1993), 38 (1992)
Weight: 190 (1994-96), 185 (1992-93)
1996: Reserve defensive back and captain of the OSU special teams … played in all 12 games and finished the year with seven tackles, including six solos … recovered a fumble at lowa to set up an OSU touchdown … wound up his career with 17 tackles (seven in 1994 and five in 1995) … appeared in 29 games during his career.
1996 Media Guide: Reserve defensive back who can play several positions, but will probably spend most of his time this year at free safety … also plays on the special teams … played in 12 games last year (all but Tennessee) and logged a total of 25 minutes … wound up the season with five tackles, including two against Purdue … also had a fumble recovery against Pittsburgh.
1995 Media Guide: A reserve at free safety last year who appeared in five games for a total of 14 minutes in 1994 … had seven tackles, including three against Houston and two at Michigan State … is a good open-field tackler and has outstanding speed … ineligible as a freshman in 1992 and redshirted in 1993, so last year was his first year of competition after two years away from the game … made progress last year and played well in the spring … hopes to return this year to the form that made him one of the top recruits in the state as a high school senior … also plays on the special teams (kickoff, punt and kick block).
1994 Media Guide: Fine athlete who is expected to back up Tim Patillo … redshirted last year and was not eligible to play in 1992, so must regain his competitive edge after two years away from actual game competition … has great speed and is a fine open-field tackler … experience is his key … could be a very valuable addition to the OSU secondary … will also play on the special teams.
1993 Media Guide: Ineligible in 1992, but was enrolled at Ohio State.
1992 Media Guide: A gifted athlete who has tremendous speed and is an outstanding open field tackler … had 81 tackles and six interceptions as a senior … also rushed for over 600 yards and scored 12 TDs as a running back … named first team Division I all-Ohio and all-conference as a senior … an All-America selection by SuperPrep and honorable mention pick by Street & Smith’s … a three-year starter for the Middies … 1991 team was 9-1 after squad went 9-3 in both his sophomore and junior years … a relative of former Buckeye all-Big Ten defensive back Sonny Gordon … high school coach was Joe Tresey … plans to major in accounting … has three brothers and a sister … born 9-25-73.