Jaelen Gill


Player profile

  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 188
  • Hometown Westerville, Ohio
  • Last School Westerville South
  • Year Sophomore

Ohio State Overview
• Played in six games as a redshirt freshman in 2019, seeing a season-high 14 offensive snaps vs. Indiana
• Figures to be in the mix for an expanded role in 2020 with the departure of H-B K.J. Hill, who finished his career as Ohio State’s all-time leading pass catcher
• Scored his first collegiate touchdown at Rutgers, a 32-yard reception
• Caught a total of six passes on the season for 51 yards
• Had at least one catch in each of Ohio State’s first three games of the season
• Red-shirted the 2018 season as a true freshman, although he did see action early in the season in the Rutgers and Tulane games
• He caught one pass, vs. Tulane, for 11 yards
• Is majoring in new media and communication technology

Honors & Awards
2019: OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten

More on Jaelen
• Gill was a consensus Top 50 prospect, had a four-star rating and was considered one of the best all-around athletes nationally in his 2018 recruiting cycle
• Ranked No. 30 by both 247Sports and on the ESPN 300 and No. 41 by Rivals
• One of the nation’s top all-purpose backs with a No. 2 ranking by Rivals and from 247Sports
• No. 2 player in the state of Ohio
• Army All-American Bowl honoree
• A Prepstar Dream Team member (No. 29 overall)
• Missed nearly his entire junior season with an injury but returned to post 138 yards rushing and four TDs in the 2017 season-opener for Westerville South and head coach Matthew Christ
• Was the fourth commitment in the 2018 class and first from Ohio
• Rushed for 1,553 yards and 19 TDs as a sophomore
• First team All-Offense at “The Opening”
• Elite baseball player who also was a member of the school-record setting 4×100 meter relay team
• Parents are Shelly and Rod Gill