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Baron Browning

LB

Player profile

  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 240
  • Hometown Fort Worth, Texas
  • Last School Kennedale
  • Year Senior

Ohio State Overview
• Posted career highs in every major statistical category as a junior in 2019 and he shared time with Tuf Borland in a middle linebacker rotation
• Posted a career-high of seven tackles on three different occasions: at Nebraska, vs. Penn State and at Michigan
• Played in 12 of 14 games
• His performance vs. Penn State – seven tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks – earned him “champion” honors from the Ohio State coaching staff
• Was selected as a champion for times during the 2019 season
• Finished the season with 43 tackles (sixth highest on the team), 10 tackles for loss (fourth highest on the team) and five sacks
• Recorded at least one tackle in all 12 games that he played in
• Enters his senior season in 2020 with 36 games of career experience, 80 tackles, 15.0 tackles for loss for minus 42 yards and six quarterback sacks
• Made three starts during the 2018 season – vs. Oregon State, Rutgers and Purdue
• Was in on 23 tackles in 2018, including 3.5 tackles for loss
• Had 14 tackles as a true freshman in 2017, including six in a win over Maryland
• Was one of 10 from the 2017 class of recruits to enroll in classes that January
• Is majoring in communication

More on Baron
• Was one of the top linebackers in the nation as a senior, a 5-star prospect (Rivals, 247 and Scout) who earned the No. 1 outside linebacker distinction from Rivals, 247Sports and Scout and a No. 2 ranking by ESPN
• Considered among the Top 10 players in this class by Rivals (No. 9 overall) and had a No. 11 ranking by 247Sports
• Named a U.S. Army All-American and a finalist for the 2016 high school Butkus Award as top linebacker
• Helped Kennedale, coached by Richard Barrett, to an 11-4 season in 2016 and a spot in the Texas 4A state semifinals for the first time in school history
• Was the state’s Associated Press 4A defensive player of the year with 81 tackles, 10 TFLs and 10 PBUs
• Also named Fort Worth Star Telegram all-area
• Two-time first-team all-state honoree had 74 tackles and eight TFLs as a junior and finished his career with eight forced fumbles