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Dallas Gant

LB

Player profile

  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 232
  • Hometown Toledo, Ohio
  • Last School St. John's Jesuit
  • Year Junior

Ohio State Overview
• Played in all 14 games as a reserve linebacker and key member of numerous special teams units as a true sophomore in 2019
• Finished the season with 21 tackles, three tackles-for-loss and 1.5 sacks
• Credited with a forced fumble at the goal line late in the fourth quarter vs. Cincinnati that preserved a 42-0 shutout
• Played a season-high 19 snaps on defense vs. Northwestern and had four tackles
• Matched his season high with five stops and added a TFL vs. Rutgers
• Made five tackles and had 1.5 quarterback sacks – all career highs – vs. Miami (Ohio)
• Played in all 14 games for the Big Ten Conference champion Buckeyes in 2018 and earned his first Varsity O letter
• Had a high game of 21 plays in the win over Nebraska
• Was credited with six tackles on the season, including a season-best four in the win over Tulane
• Is exploring majors in the management and industry areas

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

More on Dallas
• Enrolled in classes at Ohio State in January 2018 as a Top 175-ranked prospect by 247Sports and a member of the ESPN 300
• A four-star prospect, Gant was the nation’s No. 10-ranked outside linebacker and No. 5 player in the state of Ohio by 247Sports
• A U.S. Army All-American and Prepstar All-American
• Four-year starter for head coaches Doug Pearson and Larry McDaniel
• Rated as an outside linebacker but also had the skill set to play in the middle
• 2017 Toledo Blade Player of the Year and first team all-Ohio, Gant totaled 96 tackles, seven TFLs, seven sacks and an interception
• Doubling as a tight end, Gant caught 27 passes for 456 yards and seven touchdowns
• Also a three-year starter on the St. John’s basketball team
• Parents are Rhonda Kimmons and Jim Gant