Bobcat signal caller receives fifth career weekly award
2013:Finished the year by earning All-Mid-American Conference First Team honors as a kick returner and Second Team all-league honors as a defensive back... Opened the year with five kick returns for a total of 124 yards at Louisville (Sept. 1)... Posted 11 tackles and one interception against Marshall (Sept. 14) en route to being named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week... Returned five kickoffs for 84 yards against Central Michigan (Oct. 12)... Had four tackles and picked off one pass in the endzone at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 19)... Registered three tackles and had one pass break up against Miami (Oct. 26)... Closed out the regular season with a pair of pass breakups against Massachusetts (Nov. 29)... Tallied five tackles and had two pass breakups in the 2013 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl (Dec. 23).
2012: Appeared in all 13 games and made one start... Finished the year with 43 tackles (36 solo)... His 36 solo tackles were tied for third on the team... Made one solo tackle and broke up one pass in Ohio's 24-14 win at Penn State on Sept. 1... Totaled a three solo tackles and a tackle for loss in the Bobcats' home-opener against New Mexico State (Sept. 8)... Tallied four tackles at Marshall (Sept. 15)... Notched four stops and recorded his first career interception against Norfolk State (Sept. 22)... Posted seven tackles (five solo) at Massachusetts (Sept. 29)... Made a season-high seven solo tackles in the Bobcats win over Akron (Oct. 13)... Registered a pair of pass breakups at Miami (Oct. 27)... Totaled three stops at Ball State (Nov. 14)... Made four tackles and had a tackle-for-loss to close out the year against Louisiana-Monroe in Independence Bowl (Dec. 28).
Prior to Ohio: Played wide receiver, cornerback and running back at Millard North ... Picked off eight passes and had nine pass breakups as a senior, with 48 solo tackles ... Also posted four rushing touchdowns and four touchdown catches on offense ... Named All-Nebraska, Defensive Back of the Year and was a Class A defensive captain ... Helped lead Millard North to a state championship ... Lettered in football four times and track three times.
Personal: Son of Tera Bass ... Pre-Exercise Physiology major ... Born Mar. 20, 1993 ... Enjoys reading and playing video games ... Has two brothers, Tim and Antonio.