Darron Lee
Darron Lee


New Albany, Ohio

High School:
New Albany

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 228



#3 Ohio State vs. #9 Michigan State

The Buckeyes return home to The 'Shoe for Senior Day against the #9 Michigan State Spartans.


#1 Ohio State vs. Maryland

Ohio State takes on Maryland in their Big Ten home opener on Homecoming weekend.


No. 1 Ohio State vs. Northern illinois

Photos from No. 1 Ohio State's game with the Northern Illinois Huskies on September 19th, 2015.


Ohio State vs. Alabama Photo Gallery

Photos from the Buckeyes' 42-35 win over Alabama.

Ohio State Overview: A second-team Associated Press All-American in 2015 after earning freshman All-American honors in 2014, Lee was a starting linebacker in 28 games and played in 30 as a Buckeye. Was second among Buckeyes the last two years - trailing only Joey Bosa - in tackles-for-loss with 27.5 and quarterback sacks with 12. He also had 147 career tackles, five pass break-ups, 10 quarterback hurries, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He scored three defensive touchdowns: 61- and 33-yard fumble returns vs. Navy and Michigan in 2014, respectively, and a 41-yard interception return vs. Northern Illinois this year.

2015 Season (Sophomore): Associated Press second team All-American ... second team All-Big Ten by the coaches and third team by the media ... started all 13 games at linebacker ... ranked fourth on the team with 66 tackles (36 solo), third with 11.0 TFL and fourth with 4.5 sacks ... ended his career on a high note, recording seven tackles -- all solo -- to go along with 2.0 sacks, a forced fumble and a QBH in the Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame ... seven tackles and 0.5 TFL vs. MSU ... seven tackles, 1.0 TFL and 2 QBH in the win at Michigan ... made the play of the game in the win over NIU, anticipating a swing pass and jumping in front of it for the INT and returning it 41 yards for a TD in the third quarter, his third career TD ... 5 tackles, 1 PBU and 2 QBH in the win over Minnesota ... recorded 8 tackles in the win at Indiana ... recorded 2.0 sacks for minus-15 yards in the win over Hawai'i ... also forced a fumble that led directly to a Vonn Bell 14-yard TD return, had a pass break-up and a QB hurry ... recorded six tackles, including 1.5 TFL and a half sack in the win at Virginia Tech.

2014 Season (Freshman): Started all 15 games as a freshman and was named a freshman All-American by USA Today, Athlon's, Phil Steele and Scout.com ... named Defensive MVP of the Sugar Bowl with seven solo tackles, 3.0 TFL for minus-11 yards and 2.0 quarterback sacks vs. No. 1 Alabama ... made seven tackles in his first game as a Buckeye, including two tackles-for-loss, against a tricky Navy offense and made the play of the game with his recovery of a fumble and 61-yard touchdown return ... finished third on the team in tackles with 81 and second in both tackles-for-loss (16.5 for -70 yards) and quarterback sacks (7.5) ... also had two interceptions - vs. Maryland and Illinois - to go along with three pass break-ups, three quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and the two recovered fumbles, both of which went for touchdowns ... ranked seventh in the Big Ten in TFLs and 12th in sacks ... had at least seven tackles in seven games, including in five of the last six with a career best nine vs. Michigan to go along with a 33-yard fumble return touchdown that essentially clinched the win ... also had eight tackles and a PBU vs. Oregon in the national title game and seven tackles vs. both Wisconsin and Alabama.

More on Darron: Played quarterback, wide receiver, safety and returned punts and kickoffs as a junior for the New Albany Eagles and he played quarterback and in the secondary and as a senior ... was named a first-team Associated Press Division II all-state cornerback as a senior ... Mom, Candice, is a news anchor for WCMH Ch. 4, the local NBC affiliate.


Tackles9 vs. Michigan (11/29/14)
Solo Tackles7 (2x) last vs. Notre Dame (1/1/16)
TFL3.0 vs. Alabama (1/1/15)
Sacks2.0 (2x) last vs. Hawai'i (9/12/15)
INT1 (3x) last vs. NIU (9/9/15)