85 Marcus Baugh

Marcus Baugh Ohio State
usaUnited States
Riverside, CA
High School
John W. North
Past Teams
Ohio State
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Post-OSU Update: Marcus Baugh was not selected in the 2018 NFL Draft. He signed with the Raiders, but was cut before the start of the regular season. Baugh eventually played eight regular season NFL games with Washington in 2020 (one reception). He’s extended his career playing in the USFL as recently as 2023. (updated: Jan. 2024)

Pronunciation: BAWH

Major: Criminology (2015-17), Sport Industry (2014)

Weight: 250 (2017), 258 (2016), 255 (2015), 248 (2014), 245 (2013)

2017 Media Guide: Marcus Baugh is a fifth-year senior who has started 17 games over the past two seasons, including all 13 last year … he had shoulder surgery after the season and did not engage in contact drills this spring while going through rehabilitation … a veteran of 38 games played with career statistics of 27 receptions for 303 yards and three touchdowns … Baugh can climb into Ohio State’s all-time Top 10 for receptions by a tight end with a season similar to what he produced in 2016 … Robert Joslin is 10th on the tight ends list with 54 receptions in the early 1950s … Baugh has now caught a pass in nine of the last 10 games.

2016: Baugh had his best season as a Buckeye statistically, catching 24 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns to rank fourth on the team in both receptions and yards … he played in all 13 games for the second consecutive season … caught a career-high five passes for a career-high 55 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown, at Penn State … also had four receptions for 35 yards in the win over No. 10 Nebraska … helped set up a game-tying field goal with :06 on the clock in the fourth quarter against Michigan with a 13-yard catch and run to the 6 yard line … had a career-long 29-yard catch in the overtime win at No. 8 Wisconsin … his other touchdown catch on the season came against Rutgers.

2016 Media Guide: Marcus Baugh is in his fourth year with the program and has junior eligibility … after backing up and then playing alongside two teammates since drafted into the NFL – Jeff Heuerman in 2015 by Denver and Nick Vannett this year by Seattle – Baugh is now the leader of the team’s corps of tight ends … he has played in 25 games and earned four starting assignments.

2015: Baugh played in all 13 games for the Buckeyes to earn his second Varsity O letter … his play continued to improve as the season went along and his playing time increased from an average of 15 offensive plays per game for the first five games of the season to 38 plays per game over the last eight games of the campaign … during this stretch he earned his first starting assignments with Ohio State employing two-tight end sets … the starts came against Penn State, Rutgers, Illinois and at Michigan … recorded a career-long 27-yard catch in the Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame.

2015 Media Guide: Marcus Baugh is in his third year with the program and is a sophomore in eligibility … after red-shirting the 2013 season as a true freshman, Baugh emerged on special teams in 2014 and played in 12 games for the national champions to earn his first Varsity O letter … he also lined up as a tight end on offense in three games, including playing a personal best 42 plays in the win over Kent State … recorded his first collegiate reception with a two-yard touchdown catch in the Kent State game … played in each of the Buckeyes’ post-season games last year, including a combined total of 18 special teams plays in games against No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon.

2014 Media Guide: Marcus Baugh red-shirted the 2013 season as a true freshman.

2013 Media Guide:  Marcus Baugh is a consensus four-star prospect (ESPN, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports) and a Top 150 player overall, including a No. 73 ranking on the final Scout 100, a No. 102 ranking on the ESPN 150 and a 148 ranking on the final Rivals 250 … considered among the Top 3 tight ends in this recruiting class (Scout and 247Sports) … played in the 2013 Under Armour All-American game.

High School: Marcus caught a combined 68 passes for 1,138 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior and senior for John W. North High School and coach Mark Parades … his senior season included 38 receptions for 610 yards and he was named second-team Division II all-state … as a junior he caught 30 passes for 528 yards and seven touchdowns … was also used as a wide receiver, running back and linebacker by Parades in 2012.

Personal: Baugh has family in the Central Ohio area as an aunt lives in Reynoldsburg (Mom, Debbie Clausen’s, twin sister) and he has a cousin who already attends Ohio State.


SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLost
2014Ohio State120000NA122.002000
2015Ohio State134000NA23216.0027000
2016Ohio State1313000NA2426911.2229000
2017Ohio State1412150NA2830410.9531000


2014Ohio State120000
2015Ohio State134000
2016Ohio State1313000
2017Ohio State1412110