Zach Harrison


Player profile

  • Height 6-6
  • Weight 272
  • Hometown Lewis Center, Ohio
  • Last School Olentangy Orange
  • Year Graduated

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @ zacharrison_
Instagram: @zacharrison88

Ohio State Overview
• Zach played four seasons with the Buckeyes and totaled 46 games played and 27 starting assignments, including 11 starts in 2021 and 13 in 2022
• He graduated in December 2022 with his degree in criminology
• Earned first-team all-Big Ten Conference honors as a senior in 2022 after recording 34 tackles, 8.0 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, four PBUs and six quarterback hurries
• Had 2.5 TFLs (-16 yards) in the win over Maryland and 2.0 in the win over Iowa
• Closed his career with TFLs in final three games, including 1.0 vs. Michigan and 1.5 in the CFP vs. Georgia
• Closed out his career with 106 career tackles, 25.5 TFLs (-75 yards) and 13.0 quarterback sacks
• A team captain in 2021 who had a fine year with 8.0 TFLs, 4.0 sacks, four pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and two quarterback hurries
• Had two “strip sacks” that resulted in TDs vs. Minnesota and Penn State
• Started 11 games in 2021 and was named second-team all-Big Ten Conference
• Had a career high six tackles vs. Purdue and had five in the win over Utah in the Rose Bowl
• Named second-team all-Big Ten in 2020 by the conference coaches
• Played in seven of the team’s eight games in 2020; started vs. Penn State
• Appeared in all 14 games in 2019 and started vs. Maryland and vs. Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal
• In the 2019 Big Ten championship game vs. Wisconsin, Harrison had four tackles and a sack

Honors & Awards
2022: First-team all-Big Ten Conference (media), Graduated in December with his degree in criminology
2021: Team captain; Second-team all-Big Ten (media) and third-team by the coaches
2020: Second-team all-Big Ten (coaches), OSU Scholar-Athlete, Selected as one of eight Ohio State representatives on the Big Ten’s Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, and one of only 11 Big Ten football players named

More on Zach

• Zach enrolled in winter 2019 semester classes at Ohio State and went through spring drills with the Buckeyes
• Was the consensus top-ranked player in the state of Ohio in 2018 and a top-five prospect nationally
• The nation’s No. 1 defensive end by all the major scouting services
• Earned a five-star designation by 247Sports.com, Scout.com and Rivals
• A superb athlete who has been clocked at 4.47 in the 40-yard dash and he’s also run a 10.7 100 meters and a 21.5 200 meters
• First team all-Ohio by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and the Delaware County defensive player of the year
• Had 14 tackles-for-loss and seven sacks in just seven games as a senior
• Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl
• Invited to The Opening in 2017 and 2018
• Named a finalist for the All-American Bowl Man of the Year
• Parents are Tracey and Jimmie Harrison