6 Etienne Sabino

Etienne Sabino Ohio State
Nationality
usa United States
Position
ILB, ST
Height
6'3"
Weight
237
Hometown
Sunny Isles, FL
High School
Dr. Krop
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Post-OSU Update: Etienne Sabino wasn’t selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. He spent time with two NFL teams, but never played a regular season game. After football, Sabino entered a career in real estate (updated: Oct. 2023)

Pronunciation: eighty-yen sah-BEE-no

Jersey #: 6 (2009-12), 11, 6 (2008)

Major: Family Resource Management (2010-12), Business Administration (2009)

Weight: 237 (2012), 242 (2011), 240 (2010), 232 (2008-09)

2012 Media Guide: Etienne is a fifth-year leader on this team who has played in 39 games, started five times and earned three Varsity O letters … after red-shirting the 2010 season, he played in all 13 games for the Buckeyes in 2011 and started five times at linebacker (Miami, Colorado, Illinois, Purdue and Florida) … was one of the team’s top five tacklers with 62 stops in 2011 … had high games of eight tackles three times: vs. Toledo, Miami and Michigan … he also had 6.5 tackles for loss (for minus 27 yards), including quarterback sacks vs. Akron and Toledo, respectively … named Ohio State’s MVP in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl with four tackles, including two TFLs for losses totaling seven yards … Etienne played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2008 and again in 2009.

2011 Media Guide: Worked this spring at mike linebacker.

2010: Redshirted the 2010 campaign … scout team workhorse: Indiana.

2010 Media Guide: Talented linebacker who has improved with game experience … has added strength and bulk during the offseason to his excellent strength and athletic skills … will work this spring at sam linebacker along with Jon Newsome.

2009: Reserve linebacker … 5-yard sack in the Toledo game … special teams player of week: Minnesota … Top Ten Tenacious four times … second-year letterwinner.

2009 Media Guide: Talented young linebacker who has improved with game experience … excellent strength and athletic skills … worked during the spring at sam linebacker behind Tyler Moeller.

2008: Earned increased time on special teams as a true freshman … six tackles for year … backed up James Laurinaitis with the injury to Austin Spitler … took a blocked punt 20 yards in the first quarter against Purdue for that game’s only touchdown … special teams champion: Minnesota, Purdue
… Jack Tatum big hit: Troy, Minnesota … special teams dog tags: Troy, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Purdue … enrolled at OSU in March … first-year letterman.

High School: Highly ranked inside linebacker prospect … enrolled at OSU in March … first team all-Florida and all-Dade County … 146 tackles, seven sacks, five forced fumbles, one interception … U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Top 100 national ranking from ESPN, Rivals, Scout, PrepStar, SuperprepAtlanta Journal-Constitution “Super Southern 100” … EA Sports All-America …district discus champion … also a basketball letterman … honor roll student.

Personal: Son of Agatha Rijo … is best at making steak … most interesting American from history is Harriet Tubman … favorite international cuisine is Spanish.

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2008Ohio State13064200000000001
2009Ohio State1306330.550.550000000
2011Ohio State1356239236.5272.0120000100
2012Ohio State875024263.5151.091112300
Total-4712124705410.5473.5261112401