50 Doug Datish

Doug Datish Ohio State
usaUnited States
Warren, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Post-OSU Update: Doug Datish was selected with the 198th overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. Despite spending time with four teams, Datish never played a regular season NFL game. After football, Datish began a career in the hunting / firearm / outdoor arena. He has developed television shows for two networks and runs a production company himself. He also teaches classes about firearms for the School of Firearms Technology at Sonoran Desert Institute. (updated: Dec. 2023)

Jersey #: 50 (2003-05), 66 (2002)

Major: Military History (2004-05), Pharmaceutical Sciences (2003)

Weight: 295 (2003-05), 290 (2002)

2006 Media Guide: Received his degree in history at the end of Winter Quarter and is currently attending graduate school … will step in at center for graduated graduated Nick Mangold, a first-round pick of the New York Jets in last spring’s NFL draft … has big shoes to fill but is more than capable of doing so … has played and started all three interior line positions for the Buckeyes, including all 12 games last year at left tackle … has 26 games and 22 starts to his credit … was named offensive lineman of the week following the Iowa, Illinois and Michigan games last year and was the offensive player of the game after the win over Michigan State … has been one of the Buckeyes’ most consistent performers up front the past two years and has the perfect temperament for the offensive line … should be in the hunt for postseason honors this year and could be a candidate for the Rimington Award as the best center in college football … certainly has all the physical tools for the latter award and is a smart football player who goes the extra yard when it comes to studying film … sat out spring ball while recovering from postseason shoulder surgery, but will be champing at the bit when fall camp opens … a very good football player and an outstanding leader.

2005: Moved outside to tackle (switching places with Rob Sims who moved to guard) and never missed a beat … was named offensive lineman of the week following the Iowa, Illinois and Michigan games … was the offensive player of the week following the win over Michigan State … played at last 20 minutes in every game but one and totaled 343 minutes in playing time … was one of the top offensive linemen in the league at the end of the year.

2005 Media Guide: Can play center or either guard spot … is expected to play right guard this year … played his best football last year … runs well, can pull and has good power … quiet, but very competitive and hard working … coaches believe he is on the brink of a breakout year … has strong Buckeye roots – his father, Mike Datish, played for the Buckeyes and was a teammate of All-Americans Archie Griffin, Pete Johnson, Kurt Schumacher and John Hicks, just to name a few.

2004: Started ten games – nine at left guard and one (Michigan State) at center – and has played in 14 games as a Buckeye.

2004 Media Guide: Appears to be the successor to three-year starter Adrien Clarke at left guard … redshirted as a freshman and spent last year learning the ropes behind Clarke and right guard Alex Stepanovich … appeared just briefly in four games in 2003 as a member of the field goal unit, but then really established himself this past spring … was considered one of the top high school prospects in the state and has made steady progress the past two years … is “on course” to have an outstanding season in the eyes of offensive coordinator and line coach Jim Bollman … runs well, can pull and has good power … spent the last week of spring practice at center, an experiment that could pay off in the fall in certain situations.

2003: Made his collegiate debut against Washington in the season opener … was a member of the field goal unit from the Penn State game on and played against Indiana, Michigan State and Purdue (the latter a 3-point overtime victory that extended Ohio State’s home winning streak to 16 games) in that capacity.

2003 Media Guide: Doug Datish was considered one of the top offensive lineman in the nation coming out of high school … redshirted last year, but picked up valuable experience with the scout team while going up against the OSU defense on a daily basis … emerged from spring ball as a backup to incumbent starter Shane Olivea at right tackle … will contend with Mike Kne for playing time behind Olivea, giving the Buckeyes three solid players at that position … has outstanding size, runs well and is a gifted athlete who should begin making an impact this year … his father, Mike Datish, played for teh Buckeyes in 1975 when OSU went to a still unprecedented fourth-consecutive Rose Bowl and posted an 11-1 record.

2002: Redshirted.

2002 Media Guide: One of the top offensive line prospects in the nation … named to PrepStar’s Dream Team and rated by SuperPrep as the fifth best offensive lineman in high school football … one of the top overall prospects in Ohio… was a two-way starter since his freshman year … won all-state honors as a senior and was the Associated Press Division II co-Defensive Player of the Year … combines size and strength with great agility … his father, Mike Datish, played for the Buckeyes and lettered in 1975, when the Buckeyes posted an 11-1 record and made a still unequalled fourth-consecutive Rose Bowl appearance … high school coach – Dick Angle.

Personal: Parents are Mike and Sue Datish … has an older sister Kristen … enjoys deer hunting and fishing for walleye … is a World War II buff … born Aug. 1, 1983.



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