51 Ross Homan

Ross Homan Ohio State
usaUnited States
Coldwater, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Post-OSU Update: Ross Homan was selected with the 200th overall pick (6th round) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. Homan never played in a regular season NFL game. (updated: Aug. 2023)

Pronunciation: HOH-man

Major: Family Resource Management (2009-10), Business Administration (2007-08)

Weight: 227 (2010), 229 (2008-09), 237 (2006-07)

2010 Media Guide: multi-year starter at will linebacker … blessed with quality speed and big-play making ability … excellent understanding of the defensive package … has 215 career tackles … pushing himself to make his senior campaign an exemplary one.

2009: Led the Rose Bowl champions with 108 tackles … second team all-Big Ten … fumble recovery and five tackles vs. Navy … leading tackler (9) vs. USC with a 3-yard second-quarter interception … six tackles and recovered a Toledo fumble in the Cleveland contest … left the Illinois game with a concussion … six tackles led the Buckeyes at Indiana … career-best 15 tackles in the Wisconsin win, with two sacks (-13) and a forced fumble … nine tackles, TFL at Purdue … team-high eight tackles in Minnesota win … leading tackler with seven against New Mexico State plus an interception … interception and 10 tackles at Penn State … 21-yard interception and team-best eight tackles in Iowa win … 12 tackles and a pass breakup at Michigan … 20-yard second-quarter interception in the Rose Bowl was the key defensive play vs. Oregon … also had 12 tackles against the Ducks … Big Ten player of the week: Wisconsin … defensive player of week: Toledo, New Mexico State, Iowa … Attack Force award: Wisconsin … Randy Gradishar Award (outstanding linebacker) from Ohio State coaches … Top Ten Tenacious three times … third-year letterwinner.

2009 Media Guide: returning starter at will linebacker … blessed with quality speed and playmaking ability … tough, physical hitter … excellent understanding of the defensive package.

2008: first-year starter at will linebacker … fourth on squad with 67 tackles, six TFL for season … made
first career start vs. Youngstown State … eight tackles against Ohio … seven tackles at USC … 10 tackles with a TFL against Minnesota … team-best 10 stops at Wisconsin and recovered a Badger fumble … nine tackles, two TFL at Michigan State … TFL and eight tackles at Northwestern … 8-yard sack at Illinois … defensive champion: Wisconsin … attack force award: Michigan State … third-year letterman.

2008 Media Guide: Will compete with Marcus Freeman at will linebacker … will see field time because of speed and play-making ability … excellent understanding of the defensive packages.

2007: Missed much of the season with turf toe … took a medical redshirt.

2007 Media Guide: Blessed with tremendous speed and play-making ability … ranked the No. 10 outside linebacker prospect in the country coming out of high school.

2006: Played all 13 games and collected 28 tackles, which ranked ninth on the team and third among linebackers … top tackle efforts came against Minnesota (seven), at Northwestern (five) and at Texas (four) … collected his first collegiate interception in the win at Northwestern and returned it five yards … had a 13-yard sack in the win over Cincinnati.

2006 Media Guide: Enrolled at Ohio State for winter quarter and participated in the winter conditioning program and spring practice … had a team-high eight tackles, including a four-yard sack, in the spring game to help lead the Scarlet to a 12-0 win over the Gray … ranked the No. 10 outside linebacker prospect in the country coming out of high school.

High School: Three-time first-team All-Ohio selection … totaled 119 solo tackles and 85 assists as a senior, including 17 for lost yardage … Ohio’s 2005 Div. IV Player of the Year … led Coldwater to the 2005 Div. IV state title … had one interception, which he returned for a touchdown … rushed for 1,412 yards and 26 touchdowns on 215 carries and caught 31 passes for 488 yards and four touchdowns … collected 137 solo tackles and 97 assists as a junior and had 13 tackles for loss … rushed for 806 yards and 14 TDs on 167 carries as a junior and had 12 receptions for 249 yards and five touchdowns.

Personal: Son of David and Alice Homan … favorite former Buckeye is Archie Griffin … favorite former cousin to former Buckeyes Bob and Tom Hoying.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2006Ohio State13NA2815132.0151.0130NA15000
2007Ohio State4NA12662.04000000100
2008Ohio State13NA6735326.0171.080200100
2009Ohio State13NA10857515.0172.01312544500
2010Ohio State11NA7242302.021.012117400