56 Orlondo Craig

Orlondo Craig Ohio State
usa United States
Detroit, MI
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1986, 1987, 1988, 1989

Major: Sociology (1989), Undeclared (1988), Political Science (1986-87)

Weight: 215 (1989), 220 (1988), 224 (1987), 222 (1986)

1989 Media Guide: Coming off an excellent year in which he was thrust into the starting lineup after Andy Gurd was injured … will contend with Gurd for the starting spot on the strong side … OSU’s most experienced returning linebacker … finished the season with 70 tackles, fourth on the team, and logged 194 minutes of playing time (compared to 24 minutes his first two years combined) … has good mobility and lateral movement.

1988: Started seven games … had 11 tackles against Illinois in his first start and had a career-high 13 stops against Wisconsin … also had 12 tackles against Michigan.

1988 Media Guide: A good spring vaulted him into contention for a starting spot … probably the best speed of the inside linebackers … goes to the ball well and is a jarring tackler … played in all 11 games last year and earned a letter … had three tackles, including a sack, against West Virginia … OSU coaches expect great things.

1987: Played in 11 games, chiefly with the specialty teams.

1986: Appeared in seven games and had three tackles and an interception.

High School: Won all-state honors as a senior at Mackenzie, the same school that produced form OSU All-American Pepper Johnson … played tailback on offense and linebacker on defense … 105 tackles as a senior … a three-year starter who played middle linebacker on defense and guard on offense.

Personal: Hobbies include playing chess and racquetball … admires Jim Brown and Lawrence Taylor … favorite movie is The Killing Fields … from a family of seven.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
1986Ohio State70321000000112000
1987Ohio State1103211131130000000
1988Ohio State977028422.0201.0170000200
1989Ohio State52188100.540.540010000