Ohio State Overview: Athletic and physical Rashod Berry returns for his fifth-year senior season with the Buckeyes … he is one of the key tight ends on the roster for Ohio State and is coming off a 2018 season that saw him earn four starts and catch nine passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns … Berry is a veteran of 38 games played with the Buckeyes and has 15 career catches for 178 yards and four touchdowns … Berry caught what proved to be the winning touchdown pass in the Rose Bowl, a 1-yarder from Dwayne Haskins … he also scored a touchdown off a 6-yard reception in the season opener against Oregon State … by far, though, Berry’s biggest catch of the 2018 season came in overtime against Maryland, an 11-yard reception on fourth down that extended an OSU touchdown drive in the 52-51 victory … the win over Maryland was needed and, coupled with Ohio State’s victory a week later over Michigan, clinched a Big Ten championship game berth for the Buckeyes … Berry, who has the third-most TD receptions on the team, behind only K.J. Hill and Binjimen Victor, played in all 14 games in 2017, catching six passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns … he broke multiple tackles to score his first collegiate touchdown, vs. UNLV, a 38-yard score … also had a 16-yard touchdown reception in the win over Nebraska … played in 10 games as a red-shirt freshman in 2016 along the defensive line … is a two-year Varsity O letterwinner majoring in family resource management.
More on Rashod: Berry came to Ohio State as a two-time Associated Press all-state honoree, including first-team Division I honors in 2014 … he helped Lorain, under coach Dave McFarland, to a 7-4 season in 2014 and the first state playoff appearance in school history … he had 37 receptions for 578 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior, plus an additional 11 tackles-for-loss, including six sacks, plus six forced fumbles and an interception on defense … considered among the Top 40 defensive ends in the nation, Berry had national positional rankings of No. 20 by Rivals, No. 26 by Scout and No. 36 by 247Sports … also played basketball … is the son of Lashonda Berry.
BERRY’S CAREER OFFENSIVE STATS
YEAR G-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg.
2017 14-0 6 100 16.7 2 38
2018 14-4 9 78 8.7 2 15
TOT *38-4 15 178 11.9 4 38
*Played in 10 games on defense in 2016