- United States
- ST, C, OG, DT, OLB
- Westerville, OH
- High School
- Westerville North
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
Major: Pre-medicine (1984-87)
Jersey #: 77 (1986), 84 (1984-85)
Weight: 245 (1987), 236 (1986), 228 (1985), 225 (1984)
1987 Media Guide: Lettered as a freshman in 1985 playing outside linebacker and with the specialty teams … began the 1986 season at outside linebacker but moved to offensive guard to bolster that position … was moved to center in the spring of 1987 when a serious shortage developed at the position.
1986 Media Guide: Moved to defensive tackle in spring drills … quickly adapted to the new position … steady and dependable, he makes a minimum of mistakes … an honor student.
1985 Media Guide: A good showing in spring practice advanced him to a backup role behind Eric Kumerow … steady and dependable, he learns quickly and makes a minimum of mistakes … an honor student in pre-medicine … will continue to improve because of his dedication and intelligence.
1984: Enrolled at Ohio State in the fall of 1984 but did not see any game action.
High School: A three-year starter in high school who played a variety of positions, but not center … a second team all-Ohio selection … threw the shot and discus in high school … graduated first in his class at Westerville North High with a perfect 4.00 average … President of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Hobbies are lifting weights and flying … an honor student in college studying pre-medicine … his brother, Jeff, plays guard for the Buckeyes and his father, Jim Sr., was an all-American tackle at Ohio State in 1964.