88 Thad Jemison

Thad Jemison Ohio State
usaUnited States
Cincinnati, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983

Post-OSU Update: Thad Jemison was selected with the 310th pick (12th round) of the 1984 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jemison never played a regular season game in the NFL, however. He entered a career in coaching after college. Jemison also took advantage of Ohio State’s Degree Completion Program to finish his degree in 2009. (updated: July 2024)

Major: Economics (1983), Business (1980-82)

Weight: 192 (1983), 194 (1982), 191 (1981), 186 (1980)

1983 Media Guide: Was the “Top Offensive Player” in the Spring Game with eight receptions for 147 yards and three touchdowns … has won two varsity letters at Ohio State … over a three year period, Thad has played in 31 games for a total of 171.5 minutes and started once … has the quickness and timing to get open and is capable of making great catches.

1982: Caught 10 passes for 248 yards, including a 66-yard reception against Purdue.

1981: Saw action in 11 games for a total of 71.5 minutes … started the opener with Duke and caught a touchdown pass … has a special knack for getting open on pass cuts … has excellent speed, being timed at 4.53 in the 40.

1981 Media Guide: Has a special knack for getting open on pass cuts … has good speed and sure hands … an outstanding kickoff return specialist … will see plenty of action this year, especially when Ohio State goes to three wide-outs.

1980: Played briefly in eight games.

High School: Won all-Ohio and all-America honors at Princeton High, where he caught passes for 659 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior in 1979 … an outstanding kickoff return specialist in high school … Princeton High was state champions in 1978 … won high school letters in football, basketball and track and captained the football and basketball teams.

Personal: Hobbies are playing cards and bowling … admires Tony Dorsett … from a family of five.



SeasonTeamGGSRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLostFR
1980Ohio State8NA11313.00130NANA0
1981Ohio State11158316.61200NANA0
1982Ohio State1201024824.80660NANA0
1983Ohio State12123555815.93440001