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Baron Browning

LB

Player profile

  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 248
  • Hometown Fort Worth, Texas
  • Last School Kennedale
  • Year Junior

Ohio State Overview: Barron Browning is among a mix of talented linebackers all vying for playing time and starts at one of the deepest positions on the team … a true junior and a two-time Varsity O letterwinner, Browning will bank on his 24 games of experience and three starts during the 2018 season – vs. Oregon State, Rutgers and Purdue – to add to his playing time totals in 2019 … Browning was in on 23 tackles in 2018, including 3.5 tackles for loss, and enters his junior campaign with 37 total tackles and 5.0 tackles for loss … was in on a personal best four solo tackles, and five total, against Purdue … he had 14 tackles as a true freshman in 2017, including a personal best six tackles in the win over Maryland … was one of 10 from the 2017 class of recruits to enroll in classes that January … Browning is exploring majors.

More on Barron: Browning 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 … the two-time first-team all-state honoree had 74 tackles and eight TFLs as a junior and finished his career with eight forced fumbles … is the son of DeKisha and Barry Browning … father was a two-year football letterman at TCU … brother, Barry Jr., is a Stanford graduate who was a four-year football letterman for the Cardinal between 2007-10.

 

BROWNING’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

YEAR   G-GS    UA      A      TOT  TFL   YD  SCK QBH

2017           12        7       7           14     1.5       1         0        0

2018       12-3     12    11           23     3.5    11     1.0        0

TOT       24-3     19    18           37     5.0    12     1.0        0