39 Malik Harrison

Malik Harrison Ohio State
usaUnited States
Columbus, OH
High School
Walnut Ridge
Past Teams
Ohio State
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Post-OSU Update: Malik Harrison was a third-round pick (98th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. He has played the last four years with the Ravens, starting 27 of the 61 games he’s played. Harrison has accounted for 120 tackles and is a key member of the Ravens special teams. (updated: Feb. 2024)

Major: Human Development and Family Science (2018-19), Undeclared (2017)

Weight: 245 (2018-19), 235 (2017), 225 (2016)

2019 Media Guide: Malik Harrison is a top linebacker and one of the key defensive players on the team … a true senior, he has played in 39 games the past three seasons and started 14 times, including 13 starts for the 2018 Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion Buckeyes … enters his senior season second on the team in career tackles with 130 and solo tackles with 87 … Harrison tied for the team lead in tackles in 2018 with 81, including 8.5 tackles-for-losses totaling 31 yards … named honorable mention all-Big Ten by the league’s coaches and media … he recorded a key interception in the win over No. 15 TCU and recovered a fumble in the overtime victory over Maryland … had three double digit talking games: 10 at Purdue, including a career-high nine solo tackles; a career-high 13 vs. Nebraska and 10 vs. Northwestern.

2018 Media Guide: Malik Harrison is a true junior who has played in 26 games for the Buckeyes over the past two seasons … he is a key linebacker to watch in 2018 as Ohio State coaches must replace all three starters from last season with two NFL draft picks and a third sidelined for the start of the season … Harrison is a talented young man who totaled 487 plays and contributed 36 tackles as a true sophomore last year when he played in all 14 games and started in the win over Michigan State … he
enters his junior campaign with 49 career tackles and 4.0 tackles-for-loss … set a personal best with six tackles in the Michigan State game … was named a game “champion” by OSU coaches after the Penn State victory.

2017 Media Guide: Malik Harrison lettered last year as a true freshman after playing in 12 of the Buckeyes’ 13 games … he was having a fine spring drills earlier this year until he suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery and sidelined him for the duration … he is expected back and healthy for the start of fall camp … he is an OSU Scholar-Athlete exploring majors.

2016: Harrison earned his Varsity O letter after playing in 12 of 13 games for the Buckeyes as a true freshman … he was in on 13 tackles, including his first quarterback sack (vs. Maryland) … he had high games of four tackles against both Bowling Green and Maryland, and he had a personal-best three solo tackles vs. Rutgers.

High School: Malik Harrison, who announced his decision to attend Ohio State on national signing day, was a three-year starting quarterback for coach Byron Mattox at Walnut Ridge High School … he played strong safety on defense and punted as well in high school, and his coach confirmed in published accounts that college recruiters viewed the talented Harrison capable of playing a number of positions, including as a wide receiver, tight end, strong safety, linebacker and even as a defensive end … he is ranked by Rivals as the No. 44 athlete nationally and the No. 23 overall player in Ohio … Scout lists Harrison as the No. 2 athlete in Ohio and No. 6 in the Midwest … he had a fine senior year in which he passed for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 897 yards and 15 scores … he also had 40 tackles, including five quarterback sacks, and was named third-team Associated Press Division II all-state and all-Central District … in 2014 he passed for 1,100 yards, rushed for 1,087 and had 15 rushing touchdowns and seven passing … helped Walnut Ridge to its first basketball state tournament since 1971 in 2014-15 by averaging 14.0 points and 10.0 rebounds for a 21-4 team …was honorable mention all-state in basketball and second-team all-Central District.

Personal: Harrison is the son of Donetta and Charles Harrison.



SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2016Ohio State110131031.031.030000000
2017Ohio State1413622143.0202.0180000100
2018Ohio State13138155268.5312.51701113400
2019Ohio State141475492616.5534.5270200400