Damon Arnette
Damon  Arnette

RS Sophomore

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195



J.T., Price, Jamarco and Jordan First-Team All-Big Ten

J.K. Dobbins second team; Parris Campbell and Isaiah Prince third team; 11 Buckeyes honored


Nick Bosa, Tyquan Lewis & Denzel Ward First-Team All-Big Ten

Trio headlines a 14-honoree day for the Buckeyes; Offensive all-Big Ten honors announced Wednesday


No. 10 Ohio State vs. UNLV

The Buckeyes host the Rebels for the first time in program history.


No. 8 Ohio State vs. Army

For the first time, the Buckeyes host the Black Knights at Ohio Stadium


No. 2 Ohio State at Indiana

The Buckeyes open up the 2017 campaign in Bloomington with a Big Ten clash with the Hoosiers.


No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Nebraska

The Buckeyes welcome the Cornhuskers to Ohio Stadium for a Top-10 Showdown.


No. 2 Ohio State vs. Rutgers

Scenes from the Buckeyes' Big Ten opener against the Scarlet Knights.

Ohio State Overview: Damon Arnette had a fine 2017 spring drills competing for the open cornerback positions after last year’s starters each declared for the draft early and were first-round NFL Draft picks … one of only two scholarship lettermen at the position on the roster, Arnette has game experience, with 13 games played and 21 career tackles … he is majoring in communications.

2016 Season (Freshman): Arnette played in all 13 games, after red-shirting in 2015, with 361 total plays on the season including 181 on defense and another 180 on special teams … he totaled 21 tackles for the year and recorded his first interception as a Buckeye, vs. Nebraska … he had high tackle games of four vs. both Nebraska and Maryland … he earned his first Varsity O letter.

More on Damon: Arnette carried a 4-star rating from ESPN into signing day and came from the strong St. Thomas Aquinas program … Aquinas, coached by Rocco Casullo, captured two of the last three Florida 7A state championships, including in 2014 when Arnette was a senior … Arnette provided length and strength as a roving defensive back with most of his time spent at cornerback … he was ranked as the No. 24 safety by ESPN and the No. 51 cornerback by Rivals … the 247Sports composite ranked him No. 60 at cornerback … he was ranked as the talent-rich Florida’s No. 83 prospect after recording three interceptions, five additional pass break-ups and three quarterback sacks as a senior … he earned honorable mention all-defensive team honors on Broward County’s Class 8A-7A-6A list.