- United States
- Ottawa, OH
- High School
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 1984, 1985, 1986
Post-OSU Update: Jeff Compton held a variety of careers after leaving Ohio State. He started off as a computer programmer, then held several positions related to project management. Currently he is the General Manager at Holy Family Communications, a Christian-themed radio station. (updated: Apr. 2023)
Major: Mechanical Engineering (1985-86), Computer Science (1984)
Weight: 160 (1986), 164 (1985), 150 (1984)
1986 Media Guide: Has been Ohio State’s backup place-kicker the past two seasons but has not been used in game competition … has increased his range by 15 yards since entering Ohio State … must beat out two other kickers to become Buckeyes’ top place-kicker.
1985 Media Guide: Was recruited as an extra point and field goal specialist … was five for five in extra points in the two spring games … will back up Spangler this year.
1984: Did not see any game action.
High School: Played soccer at Ottawa-Glandorf High and did not kick his first extra point in football until midway in his junior year … attracted the attention of the high school football coach while playing soccer in a physical education class … was invited to go out for football even though it was late in the sophomore year … kicked his first field goal midway through his junior year … all told, he made 37 of 40 extra points and 19 of 26 field goals, the longest being 49 yards … his only misses as a senior were at distances of 54, 57 and 59 yards … also played baseball at Ottawa-Glandorf High … member of National Honor Society.