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Jerron Cage

DT

Player profile

  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 299
  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Last School Winton Woods
  • Year Junior

Ohio State Overview
• Jerron Cage is working for playing time on the defensive line along with a bunch of talented defensive tackles.
• Saw action in nine games last season as a third-year sophomore and will fight for even more time in 2020 with the departure of veteran DTs Robert Landers, DaVon Hamilton and Jashon Cornell.
• Recorded tackles in three games – vs. Miami (Ohio), Maryland and Rutgers.
• Added a tackle for loss and forced fumble against Maryland.
• Played in three games in 2018: vs. Oregon State, Rutgers and Tulsa.
• Red-shirted the 2017 season as a true freshman.
• Is majoring in consumer and family financial services.

More on Jerron
• Two-time Associated Press Division II first-team all-state defensive lineman.
• Was a unanimous 4-star prospect rated among the Top 15 defensive tackles in his class.
• Member of the ESPN 300 (No. 138) and the No. 3 player in the state according to ESPN.
• The No. 2 tackle in the Midwest according to Scout.
• A PrepStar Top 300 All-American.
• First-team MaxPreps/JJ Huddle all-Ohio selection.
• Two-time Cincinnati Enquirer all-area selection.
• A three-year starter for head coach Andre Parker, Cage recorded 43 tackles-for-loss for his career, a total that includes 24 quarterback sacks.
• The three-time all-Southwest District performer was its defensive player of the year in 2015 as a junior when he posted 48 tackles, including 10 sacks.
• Led Winton Woods defenders with 81 tackles as a senior.
• Was a standout wrestler throughout his high school career under the direction of head coach Jason Dean.
• Is the son of Dionne and Adrian Cage.
• Has an older brother, Daniel, who started 11 games along the defensive line for Notre Dame in 2015 and 2016 before taking a red-shirt season in 2017.