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Ty  Branz

Player Profile

RS Senior

York, Neb.

High School:

Last College:
Iowa Western CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 244




BATTLE FOR THE BELL: Ohio Heads to Marshall on Saturday

Bobcats in search of fourth-consecutive win over the Herd


Ohio Faces Eastern Michigan on Saturday

Bobcats in search of second straight road win


Solich Addresses the Media During Eastern Michigan Week

Bobcats face Eagles at 1 p.m. on Saturday


Ohio vs. Central Michigan - Postgame Notes

Bobcats' four-game winning streak snap


Solich Addresses the Media During Central Michigan Week

Bobcats face Chippewas at 2 p.m. on Saturday

2013: Started four of the six games he played in before season was cut short due to injury ... Totaled 19 tackles - including a team-high 5.5 sacks as well as a career-high six tackles for loss ... Saw the field at Louisville (Sept. 1), assisting on a tackle ... Received playing time against Marshall (Sept. 14), assisting on two tackles ... Started at defensive end against Austin Peay (Sept. 21), tallying a career-high six tackles - including a career-high five solo stops and his first sack of the season ... Started at defensive end at Akron (Oct. 5), finishing second on the team with six tackles - including a career-high 2.5 sacks to lead the team ... Started at defensive end against Central Michigan (Oct. 12), compiling three tackles - including a game-high two sacks ... Started at defensive end at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 19), registering a tackle.

2012: Played in all 13 of Ohio's regular-season games ... Finished the season with 25 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss (18 yards), and three sacks (14 yards) ... Made two solo tackles during Ohio's 24-14 win at Penn State on Sept. 1 ... Registered one solo sack for a loss of five yards in Ohio's win over NMSU ... Recorded two assisted tackles (one for a loss of three yards) and one pass breakup in Ohio's win at Marshall ... Recorded one solo tackle during Ohio's win over Norfolk State ... Made one assisted tackle in the win at UMass ... Recorded two total tackles during Ohio's win against Buffalo ... Registered two total tackles, including 0.5 for loss, in the win over Akron ... Made three tackles, including one sack for a loss of three yards, in the loss at Miami ... Made four tackles in Ohio's win over Eastern Michigan ... Appeared in Ohio's game against Bowling Green ... Made four tackles during Ohio's game at Ball State ... Played in Ohio's game at Kent State ... Made three total tackles (two solo) and forced one fumble in Ohio's win over ULM in the Independence Bowl.

Prior to Ohio: Spent the 2011 season at Iowa Western Community College where he earned received First Team All-Conference honors and Honorable Mention All-America honors as a defensive lineman... Earned All-Area and All-Conference honors in high school... Three-time letterwinner in football... He was also a four-year letterwinner in wrestling and track ... Played football at York High School in York, Neb. ... Named to the Honor Roll during his high school career.

Personal: Born Feb. 28, 1991 ... Son of Doug and Ann ... When not playing football, enjoys hunting, fishing and playing golf ... Majoring in Communication Studies.