5 Jeff Cargile

Jeff Cargile Ohio State
Nationality
usa United States
Position
DB, FB, ST
Height
6'0"
Weight
209
Birthday
1/15/1964
Hometown
Cincinnati, OH
High School
Roger Bacon
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
1982, 1983, 1984

Post-OSU Update: Jeff Cargile failed a drug test before the 1985 Rose Bowl game against USC and never played for the Buckeyes again. He continued his drug use for about 20 years, before getting clean. He moved to Cincinnati and eventually worked his way up to be the head football coach at Taft High School. He won four Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference titles during his tenure, recording a 38-12 record. He was relieved of his duties in 2021. (updated: Jan. 2024)

Pronunciation: CAR-GILE (pile)

Jersey #: 5 (1984), 48 (1982-83)

Major: Economics (1984), Industrial Technology (1983), Civil Engineering (1982)

Weight: 209 (1984), 207 (1983), 203 (1982)

1984 Media Guide: Quick, strong and aggressive … came to Ohio State as a fullback … moved to defense his sophomore year.

1983: Won a letter for his contribution to the specialty teams … made 11 tackles even though his playing time was very limited.

1983 Media Guide: Was injured most of spring practice and was not able to make the expected progress … a power runner who can break tackles.

1982: Enrolled at Ohio State in the fall of 1982 but did not see any game action.

High School: Ran for 2,715 yards and scored 25 touchdowns at Roger Bacon during his high school career … won nine high school awards … captained the football and track teams … an all-Cincinnati tailback as a senior.

Personal: Admires Tony Dorsett and Billy Sims … his father owns a construction company … from a family of five.

Offense

SeasonTeamGGSFRDef TD
1983Ohio State12000
1984Ohio State6200
Total-18200

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
1983Ohio State120115600000000000
1984Ohio State6285300000000000
Total-1821910900000000000