64 Jim Cordle

Jim Cordle Ohio State
usaUnited States
Lancaster, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Major: Marketing (2008), Business Administration (2007), Undeclared (2005-06)

Weight: 297 (2008), 280 (2006-07), 275 (2005)

2008 Media Guide: Returning starter at center … has exceptional quickness and outstanding speed … plays low and with power … tough and competitive.

2007: First-year starter at center … played much of the season with his right hand in a cast to protect a wrist fracture … ESPN all-Mayday team for toughness … offensive player of week: Akron … Jim Parker lineman of week: Minnesota … Jim Marshall “Warrior” award … Big Ten all-academic … second-year letterman.

2007 Media Guide: Taking over at center for graduated All-American Doug Datish … enrolled in the spring of 2005 and immediately made a favorable impression with the OSU coaching staff.

2006: Was the No. 2 center … played in six games as a redshirt freshman.

2006 Media Guide: Figured to play last fall as a true freshman, but suffered a foot injury in preseason camp and wound up being redshirted … took part in spring drills this past April and is working hard to get back to the level of play he was at before he was hurt … will benefit enormously from the 29 practice sessions in the fall … has exceptional quickness and outstanding speed … plays low and with power … is going to be a very good football player … will probably spend most of his time at center this year, but is also capable of playing guard … will be a definite asset once he gets back in the groove.

2005: Suffered a broken foot in fall camp and was redshirted … continued to study film and was able to resume workouts during winter conditioning.

2005 Media Guide: Enrolled at Ohio State for spring quarter classes and participated in spring practice … is officially a member of the 2004 recruiting class … ranked by Rivals.com rated him as the No. 4 overall prospect in the state in its January 2005 report and the No. 2 offensive lineman behind fellow OSU signee Alex Boone … ESPN’s Tom Lemming ranked him the No. 16 guard/center in the nation … bench presses nearly 350 pounds … was a devastating pulling blocker on stretch and counter plays … was Ohio State’s third commitment to its 2005 recruiting class, that coming in April after his junior football season.

High School: 2003 and 2004 first-team All-Ohio … was a first-team 2004 Dispatch-Agonis Club selection … joins former Lancaster teammate Bobby Carpenter at Ohio State … a heavyweight wrestler for Lancaster … coached by Rob Carpenter, father of OSU linebacker Bobby Carpenter.

Personal: Is the son of James and Denise Cordle … has a younger sister, Elizabeth … goal this year (2006) is to be the starting center … feels he “got better” last year by watching Nick Mangold play center for the Buckeyes … favorite TV show is Friday Night Lights … favorite former Buckeye is Jim Lachey.


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