- United States
- OG, DT
- Gahanna, OH
- High School
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
Jersey #: 66 (1986-1989), 91 (1985)
Major: Recreation Education (1988-89), Business Administration (1985)
Weight: 295 (1989), 290 (1988), 260 (1987), 256 (1986), 252 (1985)
1989 Media Guide: Karl Coles emerged from spring practice with a slight edge over John Peterson in the battle to replace Greg Zackeroff at strong guard … an excellent athlete … probably OSU’s strongest guard … good run blocker … has played both guard and tackle at OSU and can play either the quick or strong sides at both of those positions … has the potential to be very good … has added more than 40 pounds since his freshman year.
1988: Moved from guard to tackle in the spring and entered the fall as the Buckeyes’ third tackle … played in the opener against Syracuse, but subsequently suffered a knee injury and did not play again the rest of the year … moved to guard in the spring.
1988 Media Guide: Moves from guard to tackle this year to take better advantage of his size … will play behind Tim Moxley on the strong side … has the athletic ability to play the quick side if necessary … has added 20 pounds since last year … has great physical tools.
1987: Started eight games at left guard, the last seven after Jeff Davidson broke his leg at Illinois … played well as a starter, but with Davidson and Zackeroff both returning in 1988, he was shifted to tackle in the spring.
1987 Media Guide: A second team guard who played behind Zackeroff in 1986 … has considerable athletic ability and needs only experience to become a standout.
1986: Played in nine games for a total of 56.5 minutes as a back-up guard … playing weight was 256.
1986 Media Guide: Entered Ohio State in the fall of 1985 but did not see any game action … began as a defensive tackle but moved to offensive guard in the spring of 1986 … a broken hand limited his play … strong physically and has good quickness.
1985 Media Guide: A two-way player who prefers defense … strong physically with good quickness.
High School: Won honorable mention all-Ohio honors at Lincoln High in Gahanna, primarily as a defensive tackle … attended Eastmoor High prior to moving to Gahanna his junior year.
Personal: Hobbies are music and collecting coins … admires Ed “Too Tall” Jones and Michael Jordan.