Tommy Eichenberg


Player profile

  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 239
  • Hometown Cleveland, Ohio
  • Last School St. Ignatius
  • Year 4th Year

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @tommyike41
Instagram: @tommyeichenberg

Briefly in 2022 – Postseason Awards Page

  • Semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, Butkus Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy
  • No. 4 in Big Ten and 10th in Power 5 with 92 tackles and 9.2 per game
  • No. 1 in Big Ten with 57 solos
  • Has games of 15 (Penn State), 14 (Wisconsin) and 13 tackles (Northwestern)
  • Nagurski national player of the week and two-time Lott IMPACT player of the week
  • Matched his season-high with three tackles for loss last week vs. Indiana. Has 11 total TFLs on the season
  • Has started every game this season on de-fense and has seven or more tackles in nine of 10 games

Ohio State Overview
• Tommy is in his fourth year with the program and is an OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in business
• Is a veteran of 18 games and four starting assignments, and he has three seasons of eligibility
• Coming off a fine 2021 campaign when he was second on the team in tackles with 64, played in all 13 games and started four times
• Terrific against Utah in the Rose Bowl with a Rose Bowl-record 17 tackles, including 11 solo stops
• Recorded seven tackles in the wins over Maryland and Michigan State
• Played in five games, on special teams, in his first two seasons and he did red-shirt the 2019 campaign after playing in only four games

Honors & Awards
2021: Academic All-Big Ten Conference; Rose Bowl-record 17 tackles vs. Utah
Academic All-Big Ten, OSU Scholar-Athlete
OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Tommy
• He was a four-star recruit according to 247Sports.com who was a consensus top-10 ranked player in the state of Ohio as a high school senior
• One of the top-20 ranked linebacker prospects by all of the major recruiting services
• A first-team All-Ohio selection as a senior by the Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association
• Moved from outside to middle linebacker early in the 2018 season and finished with 126 total tackles (80 solo, 46 assists), eight sacks, 23 tackles-for-loss and five pass breakups
• Also had seven quarterback hurries, five forced fumbles and an interception
• St. Ignatius started 0-2 but finished 8-1 and made the state playoffs with Eichenberg at middle linebacker
• Included in those eight wins was a 21-7 win over eventual state champion St. Edward
• Led the team with 81 tackles and 7.5 sacks as a junior
• A state qualifier for the St. Ignatius track and field team in the shot put and finished eighth at the state championship meet in 2018
• Parents are Heather and Gregg Eichenberg