68 Winfield Garnett

Winfield Garnett Ohio State
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Name
Winfield Garnett
Nationality
United States
Position
DT
Birthday
7/24/1976
Hometown
Riverdale, IL
High School
Thornton Township
Height
6'6"
Weight
305
Current Team
Ohio State
Seasons
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Major: Technology Education (1997), Industrial Technology (1996), Engineering (1995), Unknown (1994)

Weight: 305 (1996-97), 310 (1995), 330 (1994)

1997 Media Guide: The lone returnee on the defensive line … big, strong, quick player who is capable of dominating the line of scrimmage … did not get a lot of credit last season playing alongside the likes of Luke Fickell, Mike Vrabel and Matt Finkes, but clearly played a major part in the success of the OSU defense, which allowed just one runner all year long to top the 100-yard plateau … should be one of the defensive leaders this year.

1996: Played well in his first year as a starter, finishing the season with 27 tackles, including five tackles for loss, a pair of sacks and two passes broken up … played extremely well in OSU’s come-from-behind win over Wisconsin, collecting a season-high five tackles.

1996 Media Guide: Expected to take over for Matt Bonhaus at defensive tackle … gives the Buckeyes a dominating physical presence inside and has the potential to be an impact player … has the OSU coaching staff excited after a very impressive spring showing … played in 11 games last year, with most of his playing time coming in short-yardage situations … wound up the year with nine tackles, including three for loss and a sack and, at times, seems unstoppable … tackles for loss came against Boston College (a sack), Washington and Pitt … two tackles at Minnesota was
his top game in terms of number of tackles … longest stints were 11 minutes against Boston College and 10 vs. Pittsburgh … got almost all the reps in the spring and should benefit greatly from that individual attention … ready to come into his own.

1995: backed up Matt Bonhaus at tackle and appeared in 11 games for a total of 72 minutes … saw most of his action in short-yardage situations.

1995 Media Guide: Highly thought of player who is being counted on to provide depth on the defensive line … will play behind Matt Bonhaus at tackle … big, strong, talented athlete with a bright future … began the 1994 season as a defensive tackle, but was switched to offensive guard in August … moved back to defense midway through the regular season … appeared in six games
for a total of 36 minutes (most of those on offense) … longest stint was 17 minutes against Houston … did play six minutes on defense against Purdue.

1994: Played in six games as a true freshman … began the year on defense, was moved to offensive guard for a short spell, and then went back to defense … total playing time was 36 minutes, 17 of those coming on offense against Houston.

High School: Earned All-America honors on offense from Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report … enjoyed a standout senior year on both sides of the ball … in his first season at Thornton Township (Harvey, IL) after transferring from Westchester, IL., St. Joseph, the same school that produced current Buckeye basketball center Gerald Eaker … also a standout high school wrestler who was 32-1 as a junior, and was on the track team as a senor … high school coach was Bill Mosel.

Personal: Hobbies include playing basketball and weight lifting … Likes to relax by spending time with his friends, especially teammates Juan Porter, Eric Gohlstin and John Lumpkin.

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsPBU
1994Ohio State5000000000
1995Ohio State1109452.570.530
1996Ohio State12122716115152102
1997Ohio State131347331410444290
Total-412583533017.5666.5422