- Josh Jackson
- United States
- Logan, OH
- High School
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Jersey #: 4 (1995-96), 9 (1993-94)
Major: Marketing (1995-96), Business (1994), Unknown (1993)
Weight: 175 (1995-96), 162 (1994), 155 (1993)
1996: Handled PATs and short-to-medium range field goals for the Buckeyes … made 10 of 15 field goal attempts and 52 of 56 extra points for 82 total points and finished second on the team in scoring behind tailback Pepe Pearson (102 points) … kicked a season-high three field goals against Michigan … also had a pair of crucial field goals in the win over Indiana that guaranteed OSU a berth in the Rose Bowl … longest field goal of the year was a 39-yarder against Wisconsin which equaled his career best … longest attempt of the year, and his career, was a 43-yarder at Indiana.
1996 Media Guide: In his third year as the Buckeyes’ placekicker … has 172 career points to rank 15th on the all-time OSU scoring list … is the fourth most prolific kicker in OSU history … hit 57 of 60 extra points and 10 of 15 field goals last year for 87 total points and finished third on the team in scoring behind Eddie George (152) and Terry Glenn (104) … longest field goal of the year was 39 yards against Pittsburgh (that was also his longest attempt) … hit three field goals in the first half at Michigan, accounting for all nine of OSU’s points at intermission … closed out the season by making his last 46 PATs … also used at times to kickoff … made the team as a walk-on in 1993 and was converted to scholarship at the beginning of the 1994 campaign.
1995 Media Guide: In his second season as the Buckeyes’ field goal and extra point specialist … hit 14 of 17 field goal attempts and 31 of 36 PATs last year for a team leading 73 points … was seven-of-seven inside the 30, seven-of-nine between the 30 and 39 and 0-for-1 from beyond the 40 … longest successful kick of the year was a 39-yarder against Houston … longest attempt was a 40-yarder at Penn State that hit the upright and bounced back into the end zone … fifth in the Big Ten in kick scoring and 10th in overall scoring … had a pair of field goals against Michigan, including a 36-yarder that put Ohio State up 15-6 early in the fourth quarter … drilled a clutch 34-yarder in the Citrus Bowl that gave OSU a 17-14 lead with 8:41 to play … 12 points against Purdue
on six PATs and a pair of field goals, and 10 points against Fresno State … also backs up Mike Malfatt on kickoffs.
1994 Media Guide: In the running for starting kicking duties after backing up graduated Tim Williams last season … is very accurate from 40 yards in, and may end up sharing the kicking duties with freshman Mike Malfatt … has a calm, relaxed disposition, which should really help him as a kicker.
1993: Appeared in four games in backup duty and converted all six of his extra point attempts and both field goal attempts … made a 32-yarder against Northwestern and and a 20-yarder at Purdue … made three of his extra point kicks against Pittsburgh.
Other: Earned all-state. all-district and all-league honors as a senior at. Logan High … besides football, also lettered four times in soccer, where he earned all-league and all-district honors … connected on 19 of 26 field goals during his prep career, including 11 of 14 as a senior … missed just one extra point kick in 53 attempts … a business major … earned Academic All-Big Ten honors last fall … has two brothers and four sisters.