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Javontae Jean-Baptiste

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Player profile

  • Height 6-5
  • Weight 250
  • Hometown Spring Valley, N.J.
  • Last School Bergen Catholic
  • Year Sophomore

Ohio State Overview
• Played in all 14 games as a redshirt freshman in 2019 and was a key member of the defensive end group that included Chase Young, Tyler Friday, Jonathon Cooper and Zach Harrison
• Multiple tackles in each of the first four games
• Season-high four stops vs. Northwestern
• Sacks in back to back games against Indiana and Miami (Ohio)
• Was named a “champion” for his play vs. Miami (Ohio)
• A final 2019 stat line that included 14 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and two sacks
• Redshirted as a true freshman in 2018
• Majoring in human development and family science

A Jersey Flavor
• Jean-Baptiste is one of five New Jerseyans on the Buckeyes’ 2020 roster
• Ohio State’s had at least one player from New Jersey in each of its last three recruiting classes

More on Javontae
• Jean-Baptiste was a four-star prospect and top-10 rated prospect (No. 6) in the state of New Jersey
• Helped Bergan Catholic High School win the non-public Group IV state title as a senior
• Played for Nunzio Campanile, who is currently the tight ends coach at Rutgers
• First team all-New Jersey and NJ.com’s Defensive Player of the Year
• In the state championship game, had two sacks, two TFLs, two pass breakups and a forced fumble in a 44-7 win over St. Peter’s Prep
• Contributed two sacks against Mater Dei, the nation’s No. 1-ranked team
• Keyed a fourth-quarter come-from-behind win over rival Don Bosco Prep with a tackle for loss on a third-and-short late in the third quarter
• Two sacks and a forced fumble in a win over defending state champion Paramus Catholic
• Finished his senior season with 88 tackles, 14.5 TFL and 11.5 sacks
• Parents are Lisa Milhouse and Jerry Jean-Baptiste