- United States
- ILB, NG, ST
- Timberlake, OH
- High School
- Lake Catholic
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
Major: Arts & Sciences (1988)
Weight: 241 (1988), 238 (1987), 223 (1986), 218 (1985)
1988 Media Guide: Mike Sullivan is Ohio State’s leading returning tackler … will vie for all-Big Ten honors this fall … a tough, competitive and very emotional player … often outsized, he relies on quickness and strength to get to the ball carrier … moved to nose guard as a sophomore.
1987: Started all 11 games last year and had 78 tackles, second on the team to All-American Chris Spielman … had nine tackles for losses and five sacks … 14 tackles against Michigan State …
1987 Media Guide: A twin brother of Buckeye linebacker John Sullivan … a valuable member of the special teams because of his all-out play.
1986: Played in all 13 games (one start) last year, chiefly at nose guard … made 45 tackles in 1986, including two for lost yardage … blocked the only punt for the Buckeyes last year (vs. Illinois).
1986 Media Guide: Will play as a down lineman over the middle because of his quickness and strength.
1985: Played in 12 games as a freshman, seeing action with the special teams and as a reserve linebacker.
High School: Two-time all-Ohio pick at middle guard … All-American as a senior … named Cleveland Touchdown Club “High School Player of the Year” in 1984 … won the Ohio heavyweight wrestling championship as a senior.
Personal: Has four brothers and a sister … older brother, Mark, played for the Buckeyes in 1979 and ’80 … lists his brothers as the athletes he most admires … hobby is water skiing … admires Jack Lambert … does construction work for his father, a contractor, in the summer.
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