12 Garcia Lane

Garcia Lane Ohio State
usaUnited States
Youngstown, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983

Post-OSU Update: Garcia Lane played two years in the USFL after leaving Ohio State. He twice was an all-USFL selection. He played parts of two NFL seasons with the Chiefs, mostly returning kicks and punts. Lane averaged 8.9 yards per punt return on 43 returns and 20.4 yards per kick return on 15 returns for his NFL career. Lane’s son, Shaun, played for Ohio State from 2004-08. (updated: Jan. 2024)

Major: Business Administration (1983), Accounting (1981-82)

Weight: 177 (1983), 174 (1982), 175 (1980-81)

1983 Media Guide: Has played a total of 686 minutes over a three-year career at Ohio State, tops among all defensive players … started all 24 games the past two years … a sure tackler who hits surprisingly hard … elected defensive co-captain of the 1983 Buckeyes … will be one of the top defensive backs in the Big Ten.

1982: Second in the Big Ten in punt returns in 1982.

1982 Media Guide: Has excellent speed, runs a 4.5 in the 40.

1981: Started all 12 games and led the team in playing time with 343 minutes … made 60 tackles, intercepted two passes and batted down 13 others … runs the 40 in 4.66.

1981 Media Guide: Was moved to safety on defense during spring drills in 1981.

1980: Was used as a wide receiver his freshman year … saw brief action in seven games.

1980 Media Guide: Hard to cover when used as a pass receiver because of his quickness.

High School: Played both quarterback and wide receiver on offense and safety on defense at South High … ran for 1,013 yards and passed for 507 as a quarterback his senior year and caught 23 passes as a wide receiver … scored five touchdowns in a game once … won high school letters in three sports.

Personal: Admires Lynn Swan … hobbies are skating and music … plans to become an accountant.



SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TDPRPR YdsPR AvgPR TD
1981Ohio State12126048120000NA4262NA00232058.90
1982Ohio State121270472311000113NA004041110.20
1983Ohio State12125943163500033168002627910.72