27 David Brown

David Brown Ohio State
usaUnited States
Utica, NY
High School
Notre Dame
Current Team
Ohio State
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989

Major: Communications (1987-89), Business (1985)

Weight: 182 (1989), 180 (1988), 184 (1986), 182 (1985)

1989 Media Guide: In his fourth year as a starter and the Buckeyes’ most experienced defensive player … moves from safety to cornerback this year to take better advantage of his athletic ability … excellent speed … could play any of the secondary positions … has eight career interceptions … missed the spring game last April because of a severe concussion suffered in practice.

1988: Started the first eight games, but saw limited action the last three due to a hamstring pull … totaled 41 tackles … recorded a 10-yard sack in the closing seconds at Minnesota that helped preserve OSU’s 13-6 win.

1988 Media Guide: One of the top safeties in the Big Ten … hard hitter who has a nose for the ball … had three interceptions and four pass breakups last year … nine tackles and an interception at Michigan.

1987: Started all 11 games and had 53 tackles, including 27 in the last three games.

1986: Started 12 of the 13 games and had a 100-yard interception return for a TD at Purdue that tied the Big Ten modern era record … played a total of 333.5 minutes, tops for all freshmen and fifth-highest on the entire team.

1986 Media Guide: Figures to be Ohio State’s backup safety to Terry White.

1985: Redshirted.

1985 Media Guide: The fastest of the freshman recruits … runs the 100-meter dash in 10.7 … consistently runs the 40 in 4.5 … will likely be used in the secondary.

High School: All-state tailback as a senior, rushing for 1,225 yards and 17 touchdowns … was a sprinter on the U.S. team that competed in West Germany … 10.7 in the 100 meters is his best time … set the New York high school record in the 100-meter dash.

Personal: Hobbies are jogging and fishing … has five brothers and one sister … raised by his grandmother after his parents were killed 15 years ago.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TDPRPR Yds
1986Ohio State1312703931000003411720100
1987Ohio State111153252813000133341016
1988Ohio State1084127141.0101.010001240000
1989Ohio State121148282016000146670100