- United States
- Strongsville, OH
- High School
- St. Ignatius
- Current Team
- Ohio State
Major: Exploring (2004)
2004 Media Guide: John Kerr began his career at Indiana where he starred as a freshman in 2002 … transferred to Ohio State following his rookie campaign in Bloomington … sat out the 2003 season while serving a year-in-residence requirement under NCAA transfer rules … Big Ten rules prohibit Ohio State from granting him a scholarship so he is paying his own way to play for the Buckeyes … enters the fall vying for time at the middle linebacker spot … aggressive, nose-to-the-ball type player … will have three years of eligibility at Ohio State.
2003: Did not play while satisfying NCAA transfer rules while in Columbus … worked out and practiced with the Buckeyes.
2002: Led Indiana in tackles with 114 (75 solo, 39 assisted) … the only Hoosier freshman to start all 12 games (first two at outside linebacker and last 10 at middle linebacker) … led all Big Ten freshmen in tackles overall and in league games … was the team’s leading tackler in four games, including Ohio State when he recorded 10 … followed that effort with a career-high 13-tackle performance in a come-from-behind 32-29 triumph over eventual Alamo Bowl champion Wisconsin … matched his career-high 13 tackles against Penn State and also recorded his first career interception in that game … other double digit tackle efforts included 12 each at Illinois, at Purdue and at Utah … made nine tackles against Iowa and had eight stops each at Kentucky, against Central Michigan and against Michigan State.
High School: Recorded 230 tackles and 17 sacks helping St. Ignatius to the state title … two-time all-state selection, Cuyahoga County Player-of-the-Year … member of the North/South All-Star squad … Sports Illustrated Honorable Mention All-American … All-Midwest Region by Prep Star … Ohio Defensive Player-of-the-Year.
Personal: Is the son of Bill and Susan Kerr … has four siblings, Bill, Luke (played football at Bowling Green), Josh and Katie … biggest risk he has taken to date was leaving Indiana for Ohio State … if he were not playing football, might be found playing baseball for the Buckeyes … hopes to travel to Cancun someday … favorite president is Ronald Reagan.