Cade Stover


Player profile

  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 251
  • Hometown Mansfield, Ohio
  • Last School Lexington
  • Year Senior

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @cstov8
Instagram: @cstov8

Ohio State Overview
• Cade is a fifth-year senior and a three-year letterman for the program
• He has two seasons of eligibility remaining, including a 2020 COVID year if he so chooses
• Is coming off a fine 2022 season when he started all 13 games at tight end after moving to the position permanently in 2022
• Played terrific for the Buckeyes in 2022, catching 36 passes for 406 yards and five touchdowns
• His receptions and yardage totals last year were the most by a Buckeye tight end in 28 years, or since Rickey Dudley had 37 and 575, respectively
• Cade’s TD total in 2022 was the most by a Buckeye tight end in 12 years, or since Jake Stoneburner caught seven in 2011
• Earned third-team all-Big Ten Conference honors by the media and honorable mention honors from the conference head coaches
• Caught a pass in all 13 games with highs of six receptions vs. Penn State and 83 receiving yards vs. Toledo
• Caught two TD passes vs. Wisconsin and also vs. Indiana, plus scored in the win over Penn State
• Has 41 career receptions for 480 yards and five touchdowns for his career
• He has played in 34 games for the Buckeyes, including 28 at tight end and six on defense (four at DE and two at LB)
• Played at defensive end in 2019 and then moved to tight end for the 2020 and 2021 seasons
• Moved to linebacker late in the 2021 season, and played at the position against Michigan and started at LB in the Rose Bowl vs. Utah
• Recorded six tackles vs. Utah and for his career, has been in on 15 total tackles
• As a second-year player in 2020, made three tackles and forced a fumble vs. Michigan State
• Played in four games as a true freshman for the Buckeyes in 2019 and redshirted
• Is an agricultural systems management major

Honors & Awards
2022: All-Big Ten Conference (third-team; media)

More on Cade
• The fourth-ranked player in Ohio and the No. 130 overall prospect according to 247Sports
• Named Ohio’s Mr. Football by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and the Gatorade Player of the Year
• The eighth-ranked linebacker nationally and a semifinalist for the High School Butkus Award honoring the nation’s top prep linebacker
• Selected as Ohio’s Division III Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 and a first-team all-state selection after recording 163 tackles and four interceptions during the regular season
• Added 1,477 yards and 17 touchdowns as a running back
• Ohio Cardinal Conference Defensive Player of the Year
• As a sophomore in 2016 for head coach Taylor Gerhardt, Stover made 190 tackles (14.6 per game) as Lexington made the regional finals
• A great all-around athlete, Stover earned second team all-Ohio honors on the basketball court as a junior in leading Lexington to the OHSAA Final Four in Columbus
• Set the school’s all-time scoring record in basketball
• Parents are Chelsi and Trevor Stover