18 Gary Clift

Gary Clift Ohio State
Nationality
usa United States
Position
FL, SE, QB
Height
6'2"
Weight
195
Birthday
12/12/1965
Hometown
Brunswick, OH
High School
Brunswick
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988

Post-OSU Update: Gary Clift worked several jobs in sales after leaving Ohio State. He is currently CEO of an independent medical device distributor that serves Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. (updated: Apr. 2023)

Major: Communications (1984-88)

Weight: 195 (1988), 193 (1987), 190 (1984-86)

1988 Media Guide: Gary Clift is coming off his best year … came to Ohio State as a quarterback in 1984, but did not play that year … a persistent shoulder injury necessitated a move to the defensive secondary in 1985 … moved again in the spring of 1986, this time to wide receiver … missed almost all of last spring due to a pulled hamstring.

1987: Played in seven games and started against Minnesota …  had five catches for 87 yards, a fancy 17.4 yards per catch average … had two receptions at Purdue, one a diving 40 yarder that set up an early OSU touchdown.

1986: Saw brief action in three games.

1986 Media Guide: Buckeye coaches are anxious to find a place to use this versatile athlete … moved to split end in 1986 spring practice.

1985 Media Guide: Entered Ohio State in the fall of 1984 but saw no game action … a persistent shoulder injury, diagnosed as a torn tendon, required surgery and kept him out of spring practice … begins fall behind other quarterback hopefuls but will narrow the gap quickly because of his talent.

High School: Threw for more than 1,000 yards in each of his last two years … ran for 12 touchdowns as a senior … holds nearly all the Brunswick High passing marks … won nine letters at Brunswick High, three each in football, basketball and baseball … an honor student.

Personal: Enjoys traveling and swimming … member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Offense

SeasonTeamGGSRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLngFumLostFR
1986Ohio State3000000000
1987Ohio State7158717.4040000
1988Ohio State2000000000
Total-1215870040000