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Dawand Jones

OL

Player profile

  • Height 6-8
  • Weight 350
  • Hometown Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Last School Ben Davis
  • Year 4th Year

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @dvj79
Instagram: @dawandj

Ohio State Overview
• Dawand is a true senior and has two seasons of eligibility
• He is majoring in communications
• Is a veteran of 28 games played, including 14 starting assignments at right tackle
• Played 788 snaps on offense in 2021 to rank third among all players on the team in offensive/defensive snaps
• Earned third-team All-America status (Pro Football Focus) and second-team all-Big Ten Conference honors in 2021 after starting all 13 games for the Buckeyes
• Helped Ohio State’s offense rank No. 1 in the nation in total offense (561.5) and scoring offense (45/7)
• Ohio State’s offense also ranked in the Top 5 nationally in 2021 in passing (3rd; 380.9), passing efficiency (2nd; 182.3) and third down conversions (2nd; 52 pct.)
• Appeared in six of eight games during the Covid-shortened 2020 season, including getting his first career start – and earning team “champion” status – against Michigan State
• In 2019 as a true freshman, he appeared in nine games

Honors & Awards
2021: Second-team all-Big Ten Conference (media) and third-team by the coaches

More on Dawand
• Dawand was a four-star prospect by ESPN and was a member of Ohio State’s 2019 recruiting class
• Earned three stars by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com
• Consensus top-15 rated player – regardless of position – in the state of Indiana
• A talented two-sport athlete who also excelled on the basketball court
• Averaged 17.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game on the hardwood and had several Division I scholarship offers
• Played at Ben Davis for head coaches Mike Kirschner and Jason Simmons
• In his first year as a starter in 2017, helped Ben Davis to an undefeated 6A state championship
• An Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 team selection as a senior
• 6A All-State selection in 2017 as a junior
• Is the son of Deanna Jones