29 Shaun Lane

Shaun Lane Ohio State
usaUnited States
Hubbard, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Major: Family Resource Management (2008), Consumer Affairs (2006-07)

Weight: 175 (2008), 180 (2004-07)

2008 Media Guide: Veteran in the Buckeye secondary who adds to the team in a number of ways … agile athlete who continues to study the game … will give Ohio State experience and leadership among the cornerbacks … will also provide beneficial service to the special teams.

2007: Significant contributor on defense and special teams … 13 tackles for season … forced a Purdue fumble in that road win … special units player of week: Purdue, Michigan State, Illinois … Jack Tatum hit of week: Minnesota … special teams dog tags: Washington, Minnesota, Purdue, Michigan State, Illinois … third-year letterman.

2006: Was on track to contribute but needed another surgery on the knee he injured in 2005 prior to the opening of preseason camp … was forced to miss the season.

2006 Media Guide: Earned his first letter last year, appearing in eight games with the special teams … had his season cut short at Minnesota when he tore the ACL in his left knee and missed the remainder of the 2005 campaign … also sat out spring practice, but is expected to be ready in the fall … recruited as a cornerback, but was moved to tailback at the beginning of fall camp in 2005 to add depth to that position … expected move back to cornerback in 2006, but the coaches will keep their options open … very competitive and hard working … wants to play and doesn’t care whether it is on offense or defense.

2005: Member of the special teams … season ended prematurely at Minnesota when he tore his ACL … had surgery in November and sat out winter conditioning and spring practice.

2005 Media Guide: Redshirted last year as a true freshman … heads into his sophomore year hoping to land a spot on the two-deep at cornerback … will also help out as a member of the special teams … is a sure tackler and has excellent speed … while his father, Garcia Lane, played safety and cornerback at Ohio State under then-coach Earle Bruce, the younger Lane is expected to concentrate on the latter … showed a flare for coverage last year and is going to be an excellent football player.

2004: Played on the scout team and did not see any game action.

High School: Hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father, Garcia Lane, during the next four years at Ohio State … the elder Lane was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes at safety and cornerback, winning first-team All-Big Ten honors and serving as a team co-captain as a senior in 1983 (Jim Tressel’s first year on the Ohio State staff) … the younger Lane is expected to concentrate on corner … excels at man-to-man coverage, has exceptional closing speed and can change direction on a dime … had five interceptions as a junior and four more as a senior … also played running back and ran for more than 3,700 yards his last two years, including 2,400 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior … won first-team All-Ohio honors as a senior at running back when he averaged more than 10 yards per carry … also returned punts in high school … runs the 40 in 4.45 seconds … was the first commitment of the 2004 class … Rivals.com rated him as the 14th best cornerback prospect in the nation and as one of the Top 10 overall prospects in the state of Ohio … SuperPrep ranked him as the 31st best defensive back.

Personal: Is the son of Garcia Lane and Danella Stanford … nickname is “S Dot” … favorite subject is Economics … favorite TV show is Flavor of Love.


SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRecRec YdsRec TDLngFRDef TD
2005Ohio State80122.00000200
2007Ohio State13NA0000000010
2008Ohio State13NA0000000010


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2005Ohio State8031200000000000
2007Ohio State13NA1412200002100000
2008Ohio State13NA2719800002100100