42 Darius Slade

Darius Slade Ohio State
usaUnited States
Montclair, NJ
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Major: Hospitality Management (2016-17), Undeclared (2015)

Weight: 255 (2017), 258 (2016), 255 (2015), 237 (2014)

2017 Media Guide: Darius Slade is a fourth-year member of the football program and is a junior eligibility-wise … he is coming off a lower leg injury that occurred during the 2016 fall camp and kept him
sidelined for the season.

2016 Media Guide: Darius Slade earned his first Varsity O letter last year after playing in seven games for the Buckeyes … had a career-best 12 plays from scrimmage in the win over Rutgers and had 11
plays against both Virginia Tech and Michigan … Slade is a third-year sophomore.

2015 Media Guide: Darius Slade red-shirted the 2014 campaign as a true freshman and will vie for playing time along the defensive line as a second-year player in 2015.

2014 Media Guide: Darius Slade was a pleasant, signing day announcement that went Ohio State’s way as he signed his national letter of intent late in the afternoon.

High School: Slade recorded 37 quarterback sacks for 126 yards in losses the past two seasons and helped Montclair High School, coached by John Fiore, to consecutive 12-0 seasons and back-to-back New Jersey Group 5 state championships … his school has the distinction of being the first to claim consecutive state titles since the current New Jersey playoff system was implemented in 1974 … Slade had 67 tackles, including 23.5 sacks (and 35 total tackles for loss), as a senior and was named first-team all-New Jersey … he had 13.5 sacks and 46 tackles as a junior … considered one of the Top 20 senior prospects in New Jersey, a state with rich football talent … rated as high as the No. 30 strong side defensive end by 247Sports and the No. 66 defensive lineman by Scout.

Personal: Slade is the cousin of Jared Odrick, who in his fifth season with the Miami Dolphins after an All-American career at Penn State … Odrick was coached by current Ohio State assistant head coach and defensive line coach Larry Johnson at Penn State … Slade is the son of Kimberly and Dwight Slade.


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