- United States
- OG, OT
- Bridgeton, NJ
- High School
- Cumberland Regional
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
Major: Economics (1992-93), Pre-Law (1990)
Weight: 325 (1993), 300 (1990-92), 280 (1989)
1993 Media Guide: A two-year starter at right tackle who was moved to left guard in the spring … the coaching staff was more than pleased with his play there, and he should have a banner senior season if he stays injury free … could be in line for post-season honors if he regains the form he showed as a sophomore … nagging injuries hampered him some last season, but he still had a solid season starting 10 games … started eight games at right tackle and opened twice on the left side when usual starter Alan Kline suffered a sprained ankle … injuries were to his lower back and legs, but played through the pain and was one of the team leaders in minutes with 280 minutes … missed the last few days of spring practice, including the Scarlet and Gray Game, with a sprained knee … has had to work hard to keep his weight in check … one of the Buckeyes’ strongest linemen and an exceptional run blocker … has surprising agility for his size.
1992 Media Guide: Starts on the right side and teams up with Alan Kline to give Ohio State two of the top offensive tackles in the Big Ten … honorable mention all-Big Ten … selected by the OSU coaches as last year’s top offensive lineman … bothered last spring by some lower back pain, but did play in the spring game and the OSU medical staff does not anticipate any lingering problems in the fall … one of the Buckeyes’ strongest lineman and an exceptional run blocker … started all 12 games last year and was second on the team (to Kline) in playing time … good athlete with surprising agility for his size … showed tremendous improvement from start to finish last year … coaches are hoping he will continue that improvement in 1992 … intelligent player who learns very quickly.
1990 Media Guide: Redshirted last year … expected to back up Mick Shoaf at strong tackle this year … excellent potential … good pass blocker, but still needs work on his run blocking … needs to improve his intensity … a diamond in the rough.
HIGH SCHOOL: All-state center as a senior … played tight end as a junior … also played nose guard on defense, recording 234 career tackles … had one career interception, returning it for 75 yards … played tight end on offense as a junior, and was switched to center his senior campaign … won the state discus title in track, the first athlete at his school ever to win a state title.
PERSONAL: Lists all sports as his hobbies … goes by Jay.