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Dawand Jones

OL

Player profile

  • Height 6-8
  • Weight 359
  • Hometown Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Last School Ben Davis
  • Year Senior

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

Ohio State Overview
• Dawand spent four seasons at Ohio State (2019-22) and was a veteran of 41 games played, including 27 starting assignments
• He was working on a degree in communications before electing to forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2023 NFL Draft
• Started all 13 games at right guard in 2021, and all 13 games at right tackle in 2022
• Earned first-team All-America honors in 2022 by CBSSports.com and second-team all-Big Ten Conference honors by the league’s coaches
• Helped lead Ohio State to a No. 9 ranking nationally in total offense (490.7 ypg) and No. 2 in scoring (44.2 ppg) in 2022
• In 2021 and was a major factor for the best offense in the nation with Ohio State No. 1 nationally in total offense (561.5) and scoring offense (45.7) while also finishing No. 2 in passing efficiency and and No. 3 in passing offense (380.9 ypg)
• Earned second-team all-Big Ten Conference honors in 2021
• 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
2022: First-team All-American (CBS Sports), Second-team all-Big Ten (coaches)
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