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Javontae Jean-Baptiste

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Player profile

  • Height 6-5
  • Weight 248
  • Hometown Spring Valley, N.Y.
  • Last School Bergen Catholic
  • Year Graduated

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @Javontae_JB
Instagram: @javontae_jb

Ohio State Overview
• Javontae is in his fifth year with the program and has two seasons of eligibility
• He has graduated with his degree in human development and family sciences
• Has played in 32 games for the Buckeyes over the past three seasons, including 13 games in 2021, six of eight games in 2020 and all 14 games as a redshirt freshman in 2019
• Earned his first two collegiate starts in 2020: vs. Rutgers and vs. Alabama in the CFP championship game
• Has recorded 34 career tackles with 6.5 tackles-for-loss, including 4.0 quarterback sacks
• Has sacks against Maryland and Nebraska in 2021, Penn State in 2020 and vs. Indiana and Miami (Ohio) back-to-back in 2019
• Has a personal best of four tackles in 2019 vs. Northwestern
• Redshirted as a true freshman in 2018

Honors & Awards
2022: Graduated in May with his degree in human development and family sciences

More on Javontae
• Jean-Baptiste was a four-star prospect and top-10 rated prospect (No. 6) in the state of New Jersey as a senior
• Helped Bergan Catholic High School win the non-public Group IV state title as a senior
• Played for Nunzio Campanile, 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