46 Jim Peel

Jim Peel Ohio State
usaUnited States
Beaver Falls, PA
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990

Major: Economics (1990), Business Management (1986-89)

Weight: 190 (1989-90), 196 (1988), 195 (1987), 188 (1986)

1990 Media Guide: Will start at strong safety … physical player who plays the run exceptionally well … has played in 30 of a possible 34 games the past three years and is one of the Buckeyes’ most experienced defensive backs … backed up Zack Dumas and was the nickel back last year … a crowd favorite on kick coverage because of his jarring tackles.

1989: Played in eight games and started the USC and Purdue games … had 30 tackles … top effort was eight tackles (Purdue and Minnesota) … twisted a knee against Northwestern and missed the last three games.

1989 Media Guide: The Buckeyes’ leading returning tackler … started nine of the 11 games and was second on the team in playing time with 293 minutes … a jarring tackler and the Buckeyes’ best blitzer.

1988: Was second on the team in tackles with 87 and had a team best 54 solos … recorded a career high 12 tackles against Purdue … also had double-figure games against Syracuse and lowa with 11 and 10 stops, respectively.

1988 Media Guide: Won the starting spot in the spring … probably the Buckeyes’ most physical defensive back … very good on punt and kickoff coverage.

1987: Appeared in 11 games, but totaled just 12 minutes … did see some action as the nickel back … played both rover and corner.

1987 Media Guide: Has impressed the Buckeye staff with his ability to hit … was recruited by Penn State, Notre Dame and Virginia in addition to Ohio State.

1986: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: An all-state quarterback … completed nearly 60 percent of his passes as a senior, but had his season prematurely ended by a broken collarbone … a versatile two-way athlete who also played safety on defense and was an outstanding punt and kick return specialist … led his team in tackles as a sophomore and junior … holds his school record for interceptions … played in the Big 33 All-Star Game … also a sprinter on the track team.

PERSONAL: Hobby is skiing … enjoys listening to music


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
1987Ohio State110105500001000000
1988Ohio State1198754337.5271.0100123300
1989Ohio State823015151.5121.5121000100
1990Ohio State12106845234181110000100