72 Dexter Larimore

Dexter Larimore Ohio State 2010
usaUnited States
Merrillville, IN
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Post-OSU Update: Dexter Larimore wasn’t selected in the 2011 NFL Draft and never played in the NFL. Larimore coached high school wrestling after graduating. He is now the Director of Operations at an Ohio custom metal fabrication company. (updated: Aug. 2023)

Pronunciation: LARE-rih-more

Major: Finance (2008-10), Business Administration (2007)

Weight: 310 (2010), 300 (2008-09), 275 (2006-07)

2010 Media Guide: Heads into spring practice as one of the experienced veterans of the defensive line … will continue to factor heavily into OSU’s tackle rotation … an extremely tough, physical player … 51 career tackles, nine TFL, four sacks … will work at left tackle along with Garrett Goebel.

2009: 20 tackles for the Rose Bowl champs … recorded seven tackles against Navy … four tackles vs. USC … two stops vs. Toledo … three tackles in the win over Illinois … was voted captain for Indiana … left the Indiana game with a knee sprain and missed the next four contests … returned to action in November … third-year letterwinner.

2009 Media Guide: Experienced veteran at defensive tackle … will continue to factor heavily into OSU’s defensive line rotation this fall … an extremely tough, physical player.

2008:  Rotating starter at defensive tackle … 15 tackles, 3.5 TFL for season … sack against Ohio … TFL in the Purdue win … pair of tackles at Michigan State and at Illinois … 10-yard sack against Michigan.

2008 Media Guide: Talented and productive defensive tackle who will continue to factor more into OSU’s defensive line rotation this fall … an extremely tough, physical player.

2007: Redshirt freshman who was a contributor along the defensive line … 16 tackles, 5.5 TFL for season … starter at Purdue … sack and three tackles against Michigan State … fumble recovery and TFL in the Wisconsin win … sack at Michigan … Attack Force award: Youngstown State, Kent State … Big Ten all-academic … first-year letterman.

2007 Media Guide: An extremely tough, physical player … was a standout offensive lineman in high school and one of the nation’s top heavyweight wrestler.

2006: Redshirted.

2006 Media Guide: Could factor into OSU’s defensive line rotation as a freshman … was also a standout offensive lineman in high school and one of the nation’s top heavyweight wrestlers.

High School: Collected 88 tackles, 57 of which were solo stops, 17 tackles for a loss (47 yards), five quarterback sacks, 13 QB pressures and three passes batted down as a senior … graded at 90-percent offensively with 18 pancakes … first-team 5A all-state and conference defensive player of the year … all-state as a junior when he had five quarterback sacks, 52 tackles (26 solos), 12 tackles for loss (56 yards), 10 QB pressures and one fumble recovery … graded at 87-percent with 17 pancakes as a junior.

Personal: Son of Jeff and Theresia Larimore … as a heavyweight wrestler, owned a 160-15 career record … was the state runner-up as a sophomore and junior before winning state as a senior and ending the season ranked the No. 1 in the nation … placed seventh in the state in the shot put as a junior and returned to the finals as a senior … nickname is “Dex” … favorite subject is Philosophy … favorite former Buckeyes are Tom Skladany and Doug Datish.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2007Ohio State13116795.5162.0100100000
2008Ohio State13NA153123.5122.0110000000
2009Ohio State9NA2061400000000000
2010Ohio State13NA4019217.5404.0331000000