52 Johnathan Hankins

Johnathan Hankins Ohio State
usaUnited States
Dearborn Heights, MI
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2010, 2011, 2012

Post-OSU Update: Johnathan Hankins left Ohio State with a year of eligibility remaining. He was selected with the 49th overall pick (2nd round) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Hankins is still playing in the 2023 season and has started over 100 games in his career which has spanned four teams. (updated: Oct. 2023)

Major: Criminology (2012), Undeclared (2010-11)

Weight: 317 (2012), 335 (2010-11)

2012 Media Guide: Johnathan is a rising star – he is a 2012 preseason All-American and has been named to the Bednarik, Lombardi, Outland and Nagurski Award watch lists – who has played in all 22 games the past two years … he ranks third among current Buckeyes with 12.5 TFLs and with 4.0 quarterback sacks … started all 13 games in 2011 … this powerful, yet agile and very athletic performer ranked fourth on the team in tackles in 2011 with 67, trailing the team leader by only five … had 32 solo tackles among his total, a figure that included 11 tackles for losses totaling 24 yards … also had three quarterback sacks … had a career-high 10 tackles vs. Nebraska and recorded nine vs. Illinois … he was named the team’s Jack Stephenson Award winner as the team’s outstanding defensive lineman … named honorable mention all-Big Ten as a sophomore by the conference coaches and media.

2011 Media Guide: Outstanding young defensive tackle who will make an increased contribution this season.

2010: True freshman who earned a spot in the D-line rotation … 16 tackles for season … 7-yard sack in the Eastern Michigan win … 3 tackles and a TFL at Illinois … 3 tackles in Indiana win … 2 tackles vs. Purdue … 2 tackles in Michigan win … outstanding first-year defensive player award from OSU coaches … first-year letterman.

High School: Outstanding defensive tackle prospect … two-time all-state selection for Coach Donshell English’s 11-1 division champions … 85 tackles, 12 sacks as a senior … all-Detroit city, all-metro, Michigan Blue Chip playing on both sides of the football … four-year starter … Cityballers.com player of the year … also a shot putter … Drama Club.

Personal: Son of Louise and James Ward.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2010Ohio State130163131.591.070000000
2011Ohio State131367323511.0243.0100100000
2012Ohio State12125523324.0221.0100000010