- United States
- Farrell, PA
- High School
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1992, 1993, 1994
Major: English (1994), Business (1993), Unknown (1992)
Weight: 244 (1994), 242 (1993), 230 (1992)
1994 Media Guide: A tremendous young player who is on the verge of stardom … started for the first time last year and led the Buckeyes in tackles with 117 … won unanimous first-team All-Big Ten honors and was named to the Football News Sophomore All-America team … also named to an honorable mention spot on the UPI All-America squad … selected as the most valuable defensive player in the Holiday Bowl … has the complete package — can run, can hit, has great instincts, makes big plays and is an intense competitor… strong against the run and equally adept at dropping off and filling the passing lanes … led the team in tackles six times in 1993 and had five games with 10 or more tackles, including a career-high 18 against Michigan State … named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after the Washington and MSU games … OSU’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 1993 (along with Dan Wilkinson) … the undisputed leader of the Ohio State defense … repeatedly makes big plays and has just scratched the surface of what should be an all-star career.
1993: Entered fall camp as a backup to Mark Williams on the outside, but moved inside on the first day of practice and became an immediate fixture there … started all 12 games and played 272 total minutes … had nine tackles in his first start against Rice and 14 tackles, a pass broken up and a key fumble recovery the next week against Washington … his 18 tackles against Michigan State included a career-high 14 solos… also had 17 tackles (13 solo) at Wisconsin … lone interception last year was against Northwestern … tackle totals last year included nine for losses.
1993 Media Guide: Will back up Mark Williams on the outside and will play a lot … a tremendously talented young football player with great athletic ability … learns quickly and has all the physical tools necessary to someday become a standout player … played in all 12 games last year and had 33 tackles … logged 90 minutes of playing time in 1992, the second highest number of minutes by an OSU frosh … six tackles against Minnesota was his top effort … had four tackles for loss, two of those coming against Iowa … one of the latter was his lone quarterback sack of the year … has added nearly 15 pounds since last season.
1992 Media Guide: An All-America pick by SuperPrep magazine and honorable mention selection by USA Today and Street & Smith’s … earned all-state honors for classes A and AA … played high school ball in Columbus as a freshman and sophomore before moving to Farrell … was a standout linebacker and running back, but is expected to concentrate on the former with the Buckeyes … led his team in tackles as a junior and senior with nearly 250 … as a senior, recorded 140 tackles and 12 quarterback sacks and rushed for 1,766 yards and 23 TDs as a tailback … played tight end as a junior and caught 13 passes for 212 yards and six touchdowns … his team finished 14-1 in 1990 and was state Class A (small school) runner-up … team also made the state playoffs his senior year, when he served as co-captain … also standout basketball player … high school coach was Lou Falconi … born 1-31-74.
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