26 Jimmy Gayle

Jimmy Gayle Ohio State
usaUnited States
Hampton, VA
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
1980, 1981, 1982

Major: Business Administration (1980-82)

Weight: 192 (1980-82)

1982 Media Guide: Runs the 40 in 4.58 … bench presses 380 pounds … has a good blend of speed and power.

1981: Alternated at tailback with Tim Spencer … ran for 732 yards on 153 attempts and scored nine touchdowns … played in all 12 games for a total of 154.5 minutes … his top games were against Indiana, when he ran for 186 yards on 29 tries and Illinois when he rushed for 121 yards on 18 carries … caught 20 passes, including eight in the Wisconsin game.

1981 Media Guide: Ideally suited for the “I” formation because of his ability to run wide as well as from tackle to tackle … will be a strong contender to start.

1980: The third-leading rusher with 263 yards in 61 carries … averaged 5.3 per carry … scored four touchdowns including a 20-yard picture run against Indiana in which he broke numerous tackles.

1980 Media Guide: Has good body balance and the ability to break away the long gainer … an ideal “I” back with the ability to run wide or from tackle to tackle … an explosive runner who is certain to help.

1979: Played in eight games and averaged 5.7 yards per carry … his top games were against Syracuse, when he ran for 63 yards in nine carries and Michigan, when he rushed for 72 yards in nine carries … had a sparkling 29-yard touchdown run against Syracuse.

High School: Won all-Virginia honors at Bethel High … his team won the state championship his freshman and junior years.

Personal: Hobbies are music and hunting … father is retired from the U.S. Army.



SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLostFRKRKR YdsKR AvgKR TD
1981Ohio State1201537324.89201919.60NA0NANA011212.00
1982Ohio State1211426474.567456.40270NANA00000