Jaden McKenzie


Player profile

  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 286
  • Hometown Wake Forest, N.C.
  • Last School Wake Forest H.S.
  • Year 4th Year

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @jadenm92
Instagram: @jadenmac92

Ohio State Overview
• Jaden is in his fourth season with the program and has three seasons of eligibility
• He is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic all-Big Ten Conference honoree majoring in human development and family sciences
• Has playd in six games for the Buckeyes over the past three seasons
• Played in three games in 2021, including 31 combined defensive snaps in the wins over Akron and Rutgers
• As a true freshman in 2019, played in two games – vs. Miami (Ohio) and Maryland – before redshirting
• Appeared in one game in 2020 for the Big Ten and Sugar Bowl champion Buckeyes

Honors & Awards
2021: OSU Scholar-Athlete; Academic All-Big Ten
2020: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Jaden
• A three-star prospect who was a key contributor in helping Wake Forest High School win three consecutive 4A state championships
• Rated as the No. 48 defensive tackle prospect in the nation and the No. 32 player in North Carolina by 247Sports
• Recorded 71 tackles and 10.5 sacks as a senior
• Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, an annual all-star game between players from North Carolina and South Carolina
• Finished his high school career on a 45-game winning streak
• Four-year varsity letterwinner
• As a junior, compiled 97 tackles, 23 tackles-for-loss and nine sacks
• Totaled 28.5 sacks over his final three seasons
• Originally from New Orleans, his family moved to North Carolina after Hurricane Katrina when Jaden was five years old
• Mother is Quandra McKenzie