Damon Arnette


Player profile

  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 195
  • Hometown Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Last School St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Year Graduate

Ohio State Career Overview
• Graduated in Summer 2019 with his degree in communications
• Spent five years, including 2015 red-shirt year, with the program
• Played in four victories over Michigan and was a part of three consecutive outright Big Ten Conference championship teams
• Earned all-Big Ten Conference honors three times, including second-team accolades by the coaches and media votes in 2019
• Played in 53 games and started 38 times at cornerback
• Recorded five career interceptions, including a 96-yard return for a touchdown vs. Indiana in 2019 that is the fourth-longest such return in school history
• Had an interception in the 2018 Big Ten championship game win over Northwestern
• Also had interceptions in 2017 (vs. UNLV and Michigan State) and one as a red-shirt freshman in 2016 vs. Nebraska
• Career stats include 27 passes defensed (five interceptions; 22 pass break-ups) and 140 career tackles
• Tough and physical performer who brought swagger to the field
• Played senior season with a cast on one hand to protect a painful hand injury

Honors & Awards
2019: Second-team All-Big Ten (coaches and media)
2018: Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches and media)
2017: Honorable mention All-Big Ten (media)

More on Damon
• A 4-star prospect by ESPN out of the strong St. Thomas Aquinas program
• Helped Aquinas to the Florida 7A state championship in 2014 as a senior
• Earned honorable mention all-defensive team honors on Broward County’s Class 8A-7A-6A list