Former OSU Football Player, Jashon Cornell, on Biggest Challenge as a College Athlete and why Ohio State | 2aDays

Former OSU Football Player, Jashon Cornell, on Biggest Challenge as a College Athlete and why Ohio State

Recruiting advice during COVID-19 is especially important. 2aDays sat down with Jashon Cornell to talk about being a college athlete, playing at Ohio State University, and more.

The Detroit Lions will be waiting to see how rookie defenseman recovers from a severe Achilles injury. We are wishing and hoping for the best for him. Jashon Cornell was picked in the seventh round, which put him at 235th overall, of the NFL Draft of 2020.

During his time as a Buckeye this standout football player played both defensive end and defensive tackle throughout his five seasons, Cornell worked hard and started all 14 games at defensive tackle which led to him setting career highs in tackles (30), tackles for a loss (7.5) and sacks (4). He also forced one fumble on the season. 

Cornell recorded 62 total tackles with 14.5 tackles for loss for his college career, two forced fumbles, 7 sacks, along with two fumble recoveries. 

Jashon was apart of three straight Big Ten championship teams with the Scarlet and Gray and he went to the College Football Playoff.

Ohio State Career Overview

• Was both defensive tackle and end positions during his career

• Started all 14 games in 2019 for the Big Ten Conference champions

• Started 15x and played in 46 games over his career 

• Earned first collegiate start against his home state school, Minnesota in 2018

• Recorded 13.5 tackles-for-losses totaling 71 yards in his career

• Worked hard for his seven quarterback sacks among his 63 total tackles

• Outstanding senior season included 30 tackles, 6.5 TFLs and 4.0 sacks

• Recorded a quarterback sack for minus-7 yards in the Rose Bowl win over Washington


* Originally published on September 3, 2020, by Hannah Lee

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