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Zach Harrison

DE

Player profile

  • Height 6-6
  • Weight 268
  • Hometown Lewis Center, Ohio
  • Last School Olentangy Orange
  • Year Junior

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @ zacharrison_
Instagram: @zacharrison88

Ohio State Overview
• Zach is a true junior and an OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in psychology
• The most experienced ends on the roster, and certainly one of the most talented
• Is a member of the watch lists for the Bronko Nargurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy
• A third team preseason All-American by Athlon Sports
• Was one of three student-athlete representatives for the Buckeyes at Big Ten Media Day in 2021
• Named second-team all-Big Ten in 2020 by the conference coaches
• Has played in 21 games the past two seasons with three starts
• Played in seven of the team’s eight games in 2020 with a start against Penn State
• Has a team-best 9.5 tackles-for-loss for his career and a team-best 5.5 quarterback sacks
• Also has 38 career tackles, two pass break-ups and a fumble recovery
• Appeared in all 14 games in 2019 and started vs. Maryland and vs. Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal
• In the 2019 Big Ten championship game vs. Wisconsin, Harrison had a career-high four tackles and a sack
• Enrolled in winter 2019 semester classes at Ohio State and went through spring drills with the Buckeyes

Honors & Awards
2020: Second-team all-Big Ten (coaches), OSU Scholar-Athlete, Selected as one of eight Ohio State representatives on the Big Ten’s Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, and one of only 11 Big Ten football players named

More on Zach
• Was the consensus top-ranked player in the state of Ohio in 2018 and a top-five prospect nationally
• The nation’s No. 1 defensive end by all the major scouting services
• Earned a five-star designation by 247Sports.com, Scout.com and Rivals
• A superb athlete who has been clocked at 4.47 in the 40-yard dash and he’s also run a 10.7 100 meters and a 21.5 200 meters
• First team all-Ohio by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and the Delaware County defensive player of the year
• Had 14 tackles-for-loss and seven sacks in just seven games as a senior
• Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl
• Invited to The Opening in 2017 and 2018
• Named a finalist for the All-American Bowl Man of the Year
• Parents are Tracey and Jimmie Harrison