- Marlon Kerner
- United States
- DB, CB
- Columbus, OH
- High School
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Major: Business (1993-94), Unknown (1991-92)
Weight: 188 (1993-94), 175 (1991-92)
1994 Media Guide: Should be in the running for all-Big Ten honors this year after winning Honorable Mention acclaim last year … in his second year as a starter at the open corner … the Buckeyes’ top one-on-one pass defender … OSU’s most experienced defensive back with 34 games and 15 starts under his belt … should be the leader of the Buckeye secondary this fall … tied a school record with his 100-yard interception return for a touchdown at Purdue … also blocked consecutive field goal attempts, the first against Penn State and the latter at Wisconsin … his block against the Badgers preserved a 14-14 tie and kept Ohio State atop the Big Ten standings … outstanding athlete with fine speed and the ability to anticipate … has three career interceptions … wore jersey No. 49 in last year’s bowl game as a tribute to teammate Jayson Gwinn, killed Dec. 12 in a car accident.
1993: Started 11 of the 12 games, missing the Pitt game because of a sprained ankle … wound up the year with 44 tackles, including 31 solos … had a season-high nine tackles and a touchdown save at IIlinois … other top efforts included eight tackles against Michigan State and seven (all solos) at Michigan.
1993 Media Guide: Will start at the wide-side corner … has been a solid reserve the past two years … excellent athlete with fine speed … may be the Buckeyes’ best cover man … quickly
established himself as a starter in the spring … played in all 12 games last year and had 25 tackles … started four games, including three (Northwestern, Michigan State and Iowa) when regular Tim Walton was recovering from a concussion and shoulder separation … also started the Minnesota game at nickel back … had a career high seven tackles and a fumble caused at Wisconsin … one of his three pass deflections and both of his interceptions came against Bowling Green … good nose for the ball … intelligent, coachable player.
1992: Played in all 12 games and started four times … finished the year with 25 tackles, including a season-high seven at Wisconsin … had two interceptions and a pass broken up against Bowling Green.
1992 Media Guide: Will play behind Foster Paulk at the field corner and could move into the starting lineup with a good fall camp … excellent athlete with fine speed and the ability to cover one-on-one … the first freshman to see any extended action last year, playing 18 minutes against Louisville in the second game of the season … missed the Illinois game, but played in the other 11 and had eight tackles and two pass break ups … one of the latter came in the closing moments of the Louisville game, when he deflected a fourth-down pass in the end zone, helping to preserve a 23-15 OSU win … smart player, coming off a solid spring.
1991: Plaved in 11 games and had eight tackles and two passes broken up … knocked down a fourth-down pass in the end zone in the season opener against Louisville to help preserve a 23-15 OSU victory.
1991 Media Guide: A special mention all-state selection and honorable mention all-district pick as a senior quarterback … Led an option attack and passed for 651 yards and eight TDs and rushed for 704 more and 17 scores … A two-year starter at quarterback … Led team to a pair of league championships … Team was 9-2 in 1989 and captured the city championship and went 10-2 in ’90 and made the school’s first-ever appearance in the state playoffs (Division I) … Played in the Ohio North-South All-Star Game last summer … Also a standout in track who competed in the state meet the last two springs … An honor student … Plans to be a pre-med major with a long-range goal of becoming a pediatrician … High school coach was Gregg Miller … Hobbies include football video games … Born 3-18-73.
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