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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 / 250



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

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.