- United States
- Columbus, GA
- High School
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
Major: Sociology (1993), Communications (1990-92), Undeclared (1989)
Weight: 180 (1993), 170 (1992), 165 (1991), 163 (1990), 170 (1989)
1993 Media Guide: Outstanding defensive back … Started on the open side last year, but moves to the boundary this season … lethal hitter who is absolutely fearless … has added 10 pounds since last fall, which should be a big plus at his new position … tough, aggressive football player, who is always around the ball … didn’t figure to start last year, but that changed when Foster Paulk was ineligible at the beginning of the season … went on to start nine games and collect a career-high 54 tackles … suffered a concussion against Illinois and sat out the next two games against Northwestern and Michigan State … returned to action the following week at Iowa, although he did not start, and had a season-high seven tackles, including six solos … also had seven tackles against Syracuse, Wisconsin and Michigan … led the team in touchdown saves with two and was second in passes broken up with four … picked off a pair of interceptions, one at Syracuse and the other versus Illinois … a lot of football player on a small frame.
1992 Media Guide: Will back up Bryan Cook at the boundary corner and could start in the event that Cook is unable to return from a knee injury that forced him to miss the last three games of the 1991 season … will be the Buckeyes’ nickel back in the event he does not start … very athletic and a surprisingly physical player for his size … has played in 21 games, with seven starts, the past two seasons and has been one of the Buckeyes’ most consistent play makers … started four times last year, including the Indiana, Michigan and Syracuse games after Cook was hurt … 28 of his 44 tackles came in the four games he started … 10 tackles against Washington State was his season and career high … had five passes broken up (second on the team) and tied for the team lead in interceptions with three … also had three tackles for loss.
1991 Media Guide: In his second year as a backup to Foster Paulk on the wide side … played in nine games last year and started the Texas Tech, Indiana and Purdue games … second on the team in interceptions with three and had 43 yards in runbacks … finished the season with 22 tackles … had a career-high 8 stops against Indiana.
1990 Media Guide: Redshirted last year … good young athlete who can run and is a surprising hitter for his size … will play behind Foster Paulk on the right side … needs experience, but has the potential to be an excellent player … seems to have a good sense for the ball … also an outstanding offensive player in high school.
HIGH SCHOOL: An honorable mention all-Georgia pick … named his team’s most valuable back and most academic athlete … ran for 31 touchdowns and threw for 37 more during his career … 5,363 yards in career total offense … also had 27 career interceptions, eight as a senior … had 260 career tackles, 80 as a senior … also returned kicks … led the football team to a 7-3 record and the state semifinals as a senior, and a 9-1 mark as a junior … a sprinter on the track team, and also played basketball … an honor student.
PERSONAL: Plans to go into sports medicine after his football career is over … hobbies include dancing and reading magazines.
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