- United States
- Orchard Lake, MI
- High School
- St. Mary's Prep
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Major: Communications (1992-95)
Weight: 192 (1994-95), 190 (1993), 185 (1991-92)
1995 Media Guide: Fifth-year senior who can play either wideout spot … has been used almost exclusively in a reserve role throughout his career, but did start the Big Ten opener against Northwestern as a sophomore in 1993 … played in a career-high 11 games last year for a career-best 61 minutes … wound up the season with five catches for 44 yards … top game was three catches for 33 yards against Pittsburgh, including a season-long 17 yarder … also had receptions against Purdue and Indiana and a two-point PAT against Washington … has always played well when called upon … hopes to graduate at the end of Winter Quarter.
1994 Media Guide: Hopes to see more playing time this season at split end … a steady player who runs precise routes and has a good pair of hands … coaching staff is not afraid to use him because of his experience and dependability.
1993: Played in seven games and had his only career start in the Big Ten opener against Northwestern … caught five passes for 59 yards (11.8 average) … Made three receptions for 23 yards in the opener against Rice … also caught passes against Pittsburgh (season-high 21-yarder) and against Northwestern … totaled 42 minutes for the season, with a high of 13 minutes at Purdue.
1993 Media Guide: Will serve as a backup player again this season … played in five games for a total of 11 minutes last season … longest stints were three minutes against both Northwestern and Iowa … did not catch a pass … performed well in the annual spring game, catching three passes for 54 yards, including a 13-yard TD reception, for the victorious Scarlet team … runs good routes, has good hands and knows the Buckeye system.
1992 Media Guide: Redshirted as a freshman last year … will be used in a reserve role this year, but has the speed and athletic ability to contribute on one of the special teams.
1991 Media Guide: A Youngstown, Ohio, native who attended St. Mary’s Prep School in Orchard Lake, Mich … A talented receiver who caught 27 passes for 471 yards (17.4 average) and seven touchdowns as a senior and had 25 receptions for 468 yards and six TDs as a junior … Also started at safety … Team was 24-7 his three years as a starter and reached the state playoffs each year … Earned several All-America honors and was a first team all-state selection … Served as a team captain as a senior … Also earned four letters in track and three in basketball … A brother, Ray, played football at Notre Dame and another, John, at Western Kentucky … Father, Ray Sr, was a standout in track at Youngstown State … is a cousin of Philadelphia 76ers forward Rick Mahorn … Lists former Buckeye receiving standout Cris Carter as one of the players he most admires … Worked at a camp for disadvantaged children last summer … Plans to major in communications and hopes for a career in radio or television … Calls upsetting Birmingham Brother Rice and receiving a scholarship to Ohio State his greatest athletic thrills … High school coach was George Porritt … Born 4-21-73.
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