Ohio State Overview: Jashon Cornell is a versatile, fifth-year senior who has manned both the defensive tackle and end positions during his career and will focus his efforts at tackle for the 2019 season … a veteran of 32 games played, Cornell earned his first collegiate start against his home state school, Minnesota, last season … he tallied 15 tackles on the season last year, including 2.0 tackles-for-losses totaling 15 yards … enters his senior campaign with 33 career tackles, 7.0 TFLs and 3.0 quarterback sacks … recorded a quarterback sack for minus-7 yards in the Rose Bowl win over Washington … had quarterback sacks against Indiana and Maryland in 2017 when he played in all 14 games … saw action in five games in 2016 after red-shirting the 2015 season as a true freshman … enrolled at Ohio State in January 2015 in time for the start of the spring semester.
Honors & Awards
2018: Graduated with his degree in family resource management
More on Jashon: Cornell had No. 7 strong-side defensive end ratings virtually across the board as a senior and Top 100 overall status by ESPN (No. 33), Rivals (No. 14) and 247Sports (No. 88) … a consensus 4-star prospect who was regarded as the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2015 by ESPN prior to his junior season … he twice was named a second-team Minnesota all-state pick by the Associated Press … the No. 1 defensive end in the Midwest according to Scout … the defensive line MVP of the Nike training camp in Columbus in the summer of 2014 and thus earned an invite to The Opening later that summer … capped career at the Under Armour All-American game … is from the powerful Catholic high school in St. Paul that has produced outstanding athletes like Joe Mauer, Michael Floyd, Chris Weinke and Steve Walsh … Cornell is the son of Sheena Cornell.
CORNELL’S DEFENSIVE STATS
YEAR G-GS UA A TOT TFL YD SCK FR
2016 5-0 2 2 4 1.5 4 0 0
2017 14-0 8 6 14 3.5 19 2.0 2
2018 13-1 9 6 15 2.0 15 1.0 0
TOT 32-1 19 14 33 7.0 38 3.0 2