32 Tuf Borland

Tuff Borland Ohio State
Nationality
usa United States
Position
ILB
Height
6'1"
Weight
228
Birthday
3/23/1998
Hometown
Bolingbrook, IL
High School
Bolingbrook
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Major: Exercise Science (2017-19)

Weight: 232 (2019), 230 (2017-18), 228 (2016)

2019 Media Guide: Tuf Borland has played in every game the past two seasons – 28 – which is impressive enough, until one considers he played at all in 2018 after injuring an Achilles tendon during spring practice … he worked on rehab throughout the summer months and by fall camp he was seeing action to the point he was named a captain of the team … his playing time increased as the season progressed and he ended up starting 11 games a finishing third on the team with 67 tackles … his 9.0 tackles for loss were third on the team.

2018 Media Guide: Tuf Borland was capitalizing this spring on a solid freshman season in 2017 by lining up as the No. 1 middle linebacker through the first part of the drills … his fine spring showing came to an abrupt end, though, in late March when he incurred an ankle-area injury and was subsequently lost for the foreseeable future … Coach Urban Meyer felt confident he would be back at some point during the 2018 season … that’s a good thing, because Borland is a really good player … he started the 2017 season as the captain of the punt team, but once he got his first defensive snaps in game No. 3 of the season vs. Army it was tough to keep Tuff off the field … he was in on 12 tackles vs. the Cadets … he started the next game because of a teammate’s injury but played so well he would ultimately start nine of the final 11 games of the season … he was fourth among all Buckeyes with 58 stops, a total that included 11 in the win over Michigan State … Borland was the team’s defensive player of the game vs. both Army and Michigan State … he was named a game “champion” by the Ohio State coaches five times, including the final three games of the season vs. Michigan, the Big Ten championship game vs. Wisconsin and the Goodyear Cotton Bowl vs. USC.

2017 Media Guide: Tuf Borland red-shirted the 2016 season as a true freshman … he enrolled in classes in January 2016 so he has now participated in two spring drills with the Buckeyes.

2016 Media Guide: Tuff Borland enrolled in classes at Ohio State in January 2016 and participated in the team’s 2016 spring drills … he came to Ohio State as a 4-star outside linebacker prospect by both 247Sports and Scout.

High School: He was a two-time all-state selection who starred for Bolingbrook teams that advanced to Illinois state playoffs four consecutive years under the direction of coach John Ivlow … Borland recorded 165 tackles as a senior and was named all-state by the Chicago Tribune, all-SW Suburban Blue and the Voyager Media defensive player of the year … he had 152 tackles as a junior and was an IHSFCA 8A and Chicago Tribune all-state selection … rated a Top 20 linebacker prospect by Scout (No. 18) and
247Sports (No. 20) … also played baseball and basketball for two years.

Personal: Is the son of Jeny and Kyle Borland.

 

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2017Ohio State1495835233.5141.0100000000
2018Ohio State14116733349.0293.0162000100
2019Ohio State14145527283.0131.0900142100
Total-4234180958515.55653520142200