- United States
- DB, ST, SS
- Elmhurst, IL
- High School
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Jersey #: 34 (2004-05), 4 (2003)
Major: Marketing (2004-05)
2005 Media Guide: Walk-on who has earned two letters playing with the special teams … is on five of the six special teams units … missed spring ball while rehabbing his knee, but should be fine in the fall … is an OSU Scholar-Athlete … has just one tackle the past two years, but that statistic does not begin to measure his worth with the special teams.
2004: Played in the Buckeyes’ first seven games before being hurt and lost for the season … after being injured in the first half of the Penn State game, hobbled back onto the field on crutches at halftime to be part of his great, great uncle Chic’s jersey retirement celebration … received his second letter.
2004 Media Guide: Rob Harley is an intelligent and hard-working member of the Ohio State secondary … played in all 13 games last season … has made his mark with the Buckeye special teams units, starting on the punt block and kickoff return units in 2003 … an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2003: Played in every game … had one solo tackle, coming at Indiana.
2002: Did not see any game action but displayed promising potential in practice … OSU coaches named him the scout team special units player of the week following the Texas Tech game … was honored again following the Purdue game as the scout team defensive player of the week.
High School: Helped lead York to an eighth place finish in the state football playoffs as a junior … that season was named honorable mention all-state and an honorable mention All-American by PrepStar Magazine … started at safety but won his accolades as a wide receiver … also competed in track, helping lead York to a state championship and No. 1 national ranking as a member of the 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams.
Personal: Parents are Bob and Paula Harley … siblings are Kit (27) and Jenny (25) … is the great-great nephew of Chic Harley, who was Ohio State’s first three-time All-American (1916-17 & 19) and led the Buckeyes to their first two Big Ten championships (1916 and 17), which helped inspire the building of Ohio Stadium (which is known as the “House that Harley built”) … teammates call Rob “Chic” … has parents had tickets to attend the Ohio State at Illinois game Oct. 16, 1982, but Rob was born that morning so they didn’t attend (the Buckeyes upset No. 15 Illinois, 26-21 that day) … favorite sportscaster is Keith Jackson … favorite pro sports team is the Chicago Cubs … his favorite childhood memory is little league baseball.