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  Tarell Basham

Tarell  Basham

Player Profile


Rocky Mount, Va.

High School:
Franklin County High School

Last College:
Hargrave Military Academy

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 262



Basham Named to Hendricks Award Midseason Watch List

Ohio sophomore was the only MAC player selected to the midseason watch list


BATTLE FOR THE BELL: Ohio Heads to Marshall on Saturday

Bobcats in search of fourth-consecutive win over the Herd


@OhioFootball Visits Kentucky on Saturday

Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU


@OhioFootball Opens 2014 Season at Kent State

Bobcats and Flashes kickoff at 6 p.m. on ESPN3


Opposing Offenses Better #BewareOfBasham

Basham remains focused despite preseason hype


Ohio vs. Appalachian State

Camellia Bowl


Ohio vs. Miami (Ohio), 34-3

NCAA Football: Ohio squares off against Miami (Ohio) at Peden Stadium.

2015: Played in 12 games including 11 starts at defensive end...ranked seventh on the team with 43 total tackles including 20 solo stops...led the team with 5.5 sacks for 35 yards lost and 10.0 tackles for 46 yards lost...led the team with 11 quarterback hurries and had one pass breakup...recorded a season-high six tackles twice, last against Miami. 

2014: Named to Hendricks Award Midseason Watch List... Saw action in all 12 games, starting seven for the Bobcats... Totaled 33 tackles, including 15 solo stops and six for a total of 41 yards lost... Had a season high seven tackles against Marshall (Sept. 13)... Posted three high season stops against Akron (Oct.18)... Recorded five sacks for 39 yards lost.... Tallied one forced fumble against Central Michigan (Oct. 4)... Compiled five quarterback hurries and two pass break-ups on the season.

2013: Was named to the 13th annual Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America Team ... Started five of the 13 games he played in ... Totaled 32 tackles - including 16 solo stops, a team-high 7.5 sacks (tied for fifth on the program’s all-time single season sack list), 9.5 tackles for loss, five quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and one pass breakup ... Recorded his first career sack and forced a fumble at Louisville (Sept. 1) ... Assisted on a tackle against North Texas (Sept. 7) ... compiled three tackles including a sack - against Austin Peay (Sept. 21) ... Posted three solo stops - including a career-high two sacks - at Akron (Oct. 5) ... Totaled four tackles against Central Michigan (Oct. 12) in his first career start - including a sack, another tackle for a loss and a forced fumble ... Made two tackles at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 19) - including a solo stop ... Started against Miami (Oct. 26) and piled up three tackles - including a sack ... Started at Buffalo (Nov. 5), posting two tackles - including a solo stop ... Started at Bowling Green (Nov. 12) and totaled three tackles - including a tackle for a loss and another solo stop ... Made six tackles against UMass (Nov. 29) - including one solo stop and an assist on a sack ... Started against East Carolina (Dec. 23) in the Beef `O’ Brady’s Bowl, recording three solo stops - including a sack.

Prior to Ohio: Recorded 16 sacks and 82 solo tackles throughout his career... Earned All-Region honors as a senior... Four-year varsity letter winner... Helped his team to an 8-3 record as a senior... Attended Hargrove Military Academy for Prep School and was coached by Troy Davis.

Personal: Born March 18, 1994... Son of Glenda Basham... Has three siblings... Had perfect attendance throughout high school... Undecided on a major... Enjoys playing Xbox... Is the first member of his family to ever attend college.