30 Devan Bogard

Devan Bogard Ohio State
usaUnited States
Cleveland, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Pronunciation: DEH-vin BOE-gard

Major: Sport Industry (2014-15)

Weight: 210 (2014-15), 193 (2013), 192 (2012)

2015 Media Guide: Devan Bogard is working as a student intern in the strength and conditioning area after being a granted medical hardship status after having three knee injuries, one in each year he was at Ohio State and, somehow remarkably all three occurring during the game designated as the cancer awareness game … Bogard had a key special teams performer in each of his seasons before his injuries … he played in 22 games as a Buckeye and earned three Varsity O letters.

2014 Media Guide:  Devan Bogard has been a key special teams performer his first two seasons with the program … unfortunately, he has run into misfortune each year and hasn’t been able to finish either campaign as knee injuries and subsequent surgeries have sidelined him during the season … he has played enough – in 16 games – to earn two Varsity O letters … he moved to linebacker during the season last year and didn’t get to practice at his new position during the 2014 spring drills as he was still
rehabbing from fall 2013 surgery.

2013: Bogard played in each of Ohio State’s first eight games as a reserve safety and on special teams, and totaled 92 plays … he was in on seven tackles, including six solo stops … suffered a knee injury prior to the Nov. 2 game at Purdue, had surgery and missed the remainder of the year.

2013 Media Guide: Devan Bogard was a significant contributor to the Buckeyes’ success last season as a true freshman … he was a member of multiple special teams from Day 1, until sustaining a knee injury and subsequent surgery that caused him to miss the final four games of the season … he was in on 58 special teams plays, totaled three unassisted tackles and earned his first varsity letter … Bogard earned the honor of being the first 2012 freshman to lose his black helmet stripe, a gesture that indicates a freshman is ready to be a Buckeye football player … he had his stripe removed after the team’s first two-a-day practice Aug. 9 … Bogard is a young man of great character … he displayed his serious approach to football and training and doing things that help the team just weeks after his older brother, Ramone Ashby, lost his six-year battle with bone-marrow cancer and passed away on Devan’s 18th birthday
… “It tells you that [he] has the heart of a lion to overcome that,” coach Urban Meyer said to the media after Bogard lost his stripe … “His strength and his faith just pulled him through…that and his teammates. He’s just a wonderful kid.”

2012 Media Guide: Devan is yet another punishing Glenville High School defensive back who could have gone almost anywhere and yet he chose the Buckeyes … called by some recruiting analysts as the
hardest-hitter among an Ohio senior class full of big-hitting safeties, Bogard is the latest in an impressive line of Tarblooder DBs – and players – to end up at Ohio State, a list that includes NFL DBs Donte Whitner and Jermale Hines and current Buckeye Christian Bryant, and also includes 2006 Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith and NFL receiver/return man Ted Ginn Jr.

High School: Bogard was a first-team Division I all-state selection by the Associated Press after a 91-tackle-two-interception senior season for coach Ted Ginn … named special mention all-state as a junior after recording 74 tackles and an interception … was considered the No. 1 safety in Ohio in 2011 by Bill Kurelic and garnered national rankings of No. 14 by Rivals.com, No. 24 by Scout.com – both sites had Bogard projected as a four-star prospect – and No. 32 by ESPNU … ranked as the No. 6 senior in the state by 247Sports and No. 21 by Scout.com.

Personal: Is the son of Cynthia Shakir and Ali Shakir … played in the OHSFCA North-South Classic at Ohio Stadium.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2012Ohio State7033000000000000
2013Ohio State8000000000000000
2014Ohio State6033000000000000