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 is a fourth-year junior who is coming off a fine 2017 season in which he started 12 games alongside Denzel Ward at cornerback … has plenty of game experience with 27 games played in and 65 career tackles … also has 11 total passes defended with three interceptions and eight pass break-ups … picked off two passes in 2017 (vs. UNLV and Michigan State) after getting his first in 2016 vs. Nebraska … among the team’s top tacklers in 2017, finishing sixth with 44 tackles in addition to contributing eight pass break-ups and the two interceptions … awarded game “champion” honors by the coaching staff five times as a sophomore: vs. Army, UNLV, Rutgers, Michigan State and Wisconsin … team’s defensive player of the game in the win over Michigan State … set career-bests with seven tackles vs. Oklahoma and six solo tackles vs. Indiana … played in all 13 games in 2016 after red-shirting the 2015 season … is majoring in communications.

Honors & Awards
2017: Honorable mention All-Big Ten (media)

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 … 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.