Tanner McCalister


Player profile

  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 195
  • Hometown Rockwall, Texas
  • Last School Rockwall-Heath H.S. & Oklahoma State
  • Year Graduated

Ohio State Overview
• Tanner transferred to Ohio State from Oklahoma State and enrolled in classes in January of 2022
• Graduated from Oklahoma State in December of 2021 with his degree in finance and has one year of eligibility with the Buckeyes
• Has a superb understanding of the defensive schemes run by new Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles

More on Tanner
• Played four years at Oklahoma State under then Cowboy defensive coordinator Jim Knowles
• Started 23 games for the Cowboys in 2020 and 2021
• Recorded 78 tackles, 10 pass break ups, three tackles for loss and one interception in that span, including a game-clinching INT vs. Texas in 2021
• Finished his Oklahoma State career with 123 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 12 passes defended in 41 games
• A two-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree who earned his degree in finance
• Played running back and cornerback for coach Mickey Moss at Rockwall-Heath, finishing with 2,443 total rushing yards, 31 rushing touchdowns, 132 tackles, six passes defended, five forced fumbles, four interceptions and 10 tackles for loss
• Rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports
• Is the son of Cedric and Alice McCalister