Ohio State Overview: Jordan Fuller is one of the top players on the 2018 Buckeye team and one of its top student-athletes as well, which combined makes him highly regarded as one of the team’s top leaders … he has played in 26 games the past two seasons including 13 starts in 2017 and all 13 games played in 2016 as a true freshman … he is coming off an outstanding sophomore season in 2017 when he was second on the team in tackles with 70 and had 13 more solo tackles – 57 total – than anyone else on the team … he topped out at a career-best 10 tackles twice, vs. Iowa and in the Cotton Bowl victory over USC … was awarded game “champion” status by the coaching staff seven times, including player of the game honors vs. Nebraska … recorded his first career interception in the end zone vs. Indiana … he is majoring in business marketing and has earned Academic All-America, Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and multiple OSU Scholar-Athlete honors in his first two seasons.
Notable Note: Fuller had essentially a game-deciding play in the 2017 game vs. Michigan, intercepting a pass with 2:36 to play and the Buckeyes up by four, 24-20. Three plays later Mike Weber scored to clinch the 31-20 win, Ohio State’s sixth consecutive over its rivals from the north.
Honors and Awards
2017: Third-team all-Big Ten, Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar, Second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American, Academic All-Big Ten Conference, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2016: OSU Scholar-Athlete
More on Jordan: Fuller, the Gatorade New Jersey player of the year and the NJ.com player of the year as a senior, was a 4-star prospect (ESPN, Scout, 247Sports) and one of the outstanding athletes in this class … he was rated as high as the No. 2 athlete nationally by 247Sports and ESPN ranking him No. 9, with Scout ranking him in the Top 10 (No. 9) at cornerback … he was also rated as high as the No. 41 overall player (247Sports) … a member of the PrepStar Dream Team … Fuller helped Old Tappan, coached by Brian Dunn, to a record of 29-5 between 2013-15, including a 12-0 season in 2015 when the Golden Knights won their first state title in 30 years … Fuller led the way with 747 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns; 33 receptions for 886 yards and five touchdowns; 44 tackles, six interceptions and 135 passing yards … he had 646 rushing yards and five touchdowns as a junior in addition to 15 receptions and 53 tackles … his career numbers included 30 touchdowns with two of those scores off interception returns and two off punt returns … played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … is the son of Cindy Mizelle and Bart Fuller … Mom is the rock star of the family, a highly regarded professional singer who has performed with greats, including Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys, to name but a few… brother, Devin, played collegiately at UCLA … also has one sister, Jasmine.