49 E.J. Underwood

E.J. Underwood Ohio State
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49
Name
E.J. Underwood
Nationality
United States
Position
DB, CB
Birthday
8/3/1983
Hometown
Hamilton, OH
High School
Hamilton
Height
6'1"
Weight
175
Current Team
Ohio State
Seasons
2002, 2003

Jersey #: 2 (2003), 49 (2002)

Major: Science (2003)

2003 Media Guide: E.J. Underwood is a good young prospect who got his feet wet as a true freshman … played in all 14 games as a rookie and started the San Jose State and Wisconsin games when Richard McNutt was sidelined because of a chronic ankle condition … finished the year with 21 tackles, the second highest total of any true freshman … has good ball skills, is a fine athlete and is going to be an outstanding player once he gains the necessary experience … will back up two-way starter Chris Gamble and will provide quality depth when the coaches need to rest Gamble.

2002: Had a career-high five tackles in a tense 23-19 win at Cincinnati, where he played in front of a large contingent of family and friends who made the short trek from nearby Hamilton, Ohio … also broke up a pair of passes in the end zone at Cincinnati, including one late in the fourth quarter when the Bearcats were threatening to score what could have been the winning touchdown … also had five tackles against San Jose State in his first career start.

High School: A first-team Division I Associated Press All-Ohio selection this past season … considered one of the top two defensive backs in the state of Ohio and one of the best cover corner prospects in the country … in on 63 tackles as a senior … had 11 career interceptions … also a standout kick returner … had 70 tackles as a junior … rated as the nation’s 19th best cornerback prospect by Rivals.com … also runs track and plays basketball … coming in at a position where OSU needs to develop quality depth … parents are Pamela and Elmer Underwood … high school coach – Ed Mignery … born Aug. 3, 1983.

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2002Ohio State1422117400000000300
Total-1422117400000000300