- United States
- ST, TE, DE
- Lyndhurst, OH
- High School
- Lyndhurst Brush
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Major: Sociology (2006), Undeclared (2003-05)
Weight: 255 (2004-06), 240 (2003)
2006 Media Guide: Heads into the fall as the likely starter at tight end … is a talented athlete with all the physical tools to be a standout … played well down the stretch for the Buckeyes last year after Ryan Hamby suffered a knee injury and missed the last four games of the regular season … started those four games and the bowl game … wound up the season with seven receptions for 70 yards … had two receptions for 34 yards against Illinois and three for 22 yards at Michigan … is a sure-handed receiver and has made tremendous strides as a blocker … presents real matchup problems for the defense with his combination of size and speed … can stretch the field vertically and is a dangerous runner after he catches the ball … made significant strides last year and is coming off a solid spring … also plays on special teams.
2005: Played in nine games for a total of 99 minutes … 89 of those minutes came in the last five games of the regular season … was the No. 1 tight end the last five games of the season … made his Ohio State debut at Penn State … hauled in his first collegiate reception against Minnesota, then had two catches against Illinois, three at Michigan and one vs. Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl … played a key role the last half of the season.
2005 Media Guide: Has a chance to be a special player … blessed with size, speed and tremendous athletic ability … came to Ohio State as a defensive lineman and was redshirted as a freshman … was moved to offense in the summer of 2004, shortly after the conclusion of spring practice … made an immediate impression at tight end, but suffered a knee injury in early October and was lost for the remainder of the season, including the bowl game … returned to action in the spring and again performed extremely well … lacks experience and still has a lot to learn, but is an undeniable talent … adds an element of explosiveness to the offense … his development give the Buckeyes three solid tight ends, each of whom brings a little something different to the table … can also help on special teams … did not see any game action in either of his first two years with the Buckeyes.
2004: Injured his right knee in practice the week of the Iowa game and underwent surgery … was able to return for winter conditioning and was 100% in the spring.
2004 Media Guide: Played both offense and defense in high school but will concentrate on the defensive end position at Ohio State … heads into fall camp as a contender for playing time at the right defensive end position … had everyone after him because of his combination of size and speed … as a prep tight end he was able to stretch the defense with his speed and soft hands … added size and strength helped him move to the defensive side of the ball … one of the up-and-coming standouts on the defensive line … is playing at a very competitive position, but appears to be good enough to contend for playing time.
2003: Worked out with the scout team at defensive end while redshirting his first year in Columbus.
High School: Had everyone after him because of his combination of size and speed … 36 catches for 558 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior … followed that up with 11 touchdown catches and 62 receptions as a senior … racked up 1,438 yards on 87 receptions and 232 tackles for his career … owns school records with 32 career sacks and 43 tackles-for-loss and is tied for the single-season record with 12 sacks … can stretch a defense with his speed and soft hands … has the frame and determination to be an excellent blocker … defensive stats include 65 tackles and eight sacks as a junior and 80 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior … two-time all-conference (2002, 2003), first-team all district as a senior and a special mention all-state selection … was a first-team all conference basketball player as a junior and senior … he and current Ohio State redshirt freshman Roy Hall were high school teammates and formed one of the most dangerous receiving tandems in Ohio … lists winning back-to-back conference championships in basketball as his biggest sports thrills to date … high school coach was Eric Mitchell.
Personal: Parents are LaMarr and Debbie Frost … has a younger sister, Jazmyne … relaxes by listening to all types of music, reading and playing video games … enjoys the pregame aura surrounding Ohio State football games.
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