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Buckeye Bits: Thaddeus is a rangy, physical defender who has the ability to make tackles sideline to sideline … converted linebacker who delivered quite an impact in 2008 … plenty of big-play potential

Last Season (Sophomore): Thaddeus carved a place in the starting lineup at defensive end … 26 tackles, 5 sacks, 9 TFL in 2008 … 6-yard sack in opener with Youngstown State … sack against Troy … four tackles in Big Ten opener with Minnesota … forced a Wisconsin fumble … forced a Purdue fumble and recorded two TFL, a sack and six tackles against the Boilermakers … returned a Michigan State fumble 69 yards for a touchdown … 3-yard sack and five tackles against Penn State … two TFL and an 11-yard sack in Fiesta Bowl … Agonis/Rick Meyer Award from OSU coaches … second-year letterman

What you may not know about Thaddeus:

  • If I had a superhero power, it would be: to fly
  • The most inspirational person in your life is: my mom
  • If I could play any instrument, I would play: piano
  • When I was younger, I dreamed of being a: rapper
  • A hobby of mine is: video games
  • Favorite vacation spot: Florida
  • Best thing I cook: spaghetti
  • Memorable advice/saying from a parent: work every day; no days off