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Gareon Conley
Gareon  Conley

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Massillon, Ohio

High School:
Washington

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
CB

11/29/2016

Tyquan Lewis, Cam Johnston Headline OSU’s Big Ten Honorees

Lewis, McMillan, Hooker, Lattimore and Johnston garner first-team honors

11/21/2016

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

10/12/2016

From Tip-Off to Kickoff

Gareon Conley takes a leadership role at home and on the field

08/26/2016

Seven Will Captain Ohio State Football Team in 2016

Coach Urban Meyer announced four additional captains to join Barrett, Elflein & McMillan

08/07/2016

Fall Camp Update: Ohio State Opens 2016 Drills

Day includes a freshmen practice, an upperclassmen practice and graduation for some

11/12/2016

No. 5 Ohio State at Maryland

The Buckeyes travel to College Park to take on the Maryland Terrapins.

11/05/2016

No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Nebraska

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

10/21/2016

No. 2 Ohio State at Penn State

The Buckeyes travel to Penn State to take on the Nittany Lions in a primetime B1G matchup.

09/17/2016

No. 3 Ohio State at No. 14 Oklahoma

Scenes from the Buckeyes' first road game of the season at Oklahoma.

10/24/2015

#1 Ohio State at Rutgers

The Buckeyes travel to Piscataway, NJ for the first time to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 24, 2015.

Ohio State Overview: It’s athletic and talented Gareon Conley’s turn to lead the Ohio State cornerbacks, a position group that has seen its last three leaders drafted into the NFL with Bradley Roby and Eli Apple each first-round picks (Roby in 2014 to Denver and Apple this year to the New York Jets) and Doran Grant a fourth-round pick of Pittsburgh in 2015 … Conley is the only returning starter in the defensive secondary and he’ll leverage his 28 games played and 1,158 plays of experience with his younger teammates who are in the same position Conley was in this time last year: fighting for playing time … a fourth-year member of the team, Conley has played in every game the past two seasons, including 13 starts last year for the 12-1 Buckeyes … Conley has nine career passes defended – seven break-ups and two interceptions – and 65 total tackles … with a red-shirt year in 2013 behind him, Conley is a fourth-year member of the team and a two-time letterwinner … he is majoring in sport industry.

2015 Season (Sophomore): Conley started all 13 games at cornerback and earned honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference honors … he finished eighth on the team with 49 tackles and second with two interceptions … he also recorded five pass break-ups and blocked a punt vs. Rutgers … stood out in Ohio State’s biggest games, with a career-high (and team-best) eight tackles vs. Virginia Tech, seven vs. Penn State, five solo tackles vs. Michigan and a career-high (and team-best) seven solo stops against Notre Dame … recorded his first career interception vs. Hawai’i and also had two PBUs that game … also had an interception in the Rutgers game.

2014 Season (Freshman): Conley played in all 15 games for the 2014 College Football Playoff national champions ... accumulated 386 plays, including 160 snaps on defense as a cornerback ... contributed significantly on special teams ... finished the year with 16 tackles and two pass break-ups ... had personal bests of three solo tackles in the wins over Illinois and Michigan State.

More on Gareon: Conley was the No. 1 player in Ohio as a senior (ESPN 150) and a first-team Associated Press Division I all-state selection … also earned consensus four-star status (ESPN, Scout, 247Sports, Rivals) … the No. 43 overall prospect nationally by ESPN and the No. 14 cornerback prospect (247Sports) … played in the Under Armour All-American game … as a senior Conley, who was coached by Jason Hall at Washington, caught 50 passes, averaged 21.9 yards per catch and scored 16 touchdowns, while on defense he had 13 pass break-ups, an interception and 25 tackles … Washington was 11-2 during Conley’s senior season and advanced to the regional finals … recorded four interceptions and 30 tackles as a junior … Washington is also the alma mater of Buckeye receiving great Devin Smith … Gareon is the son of Sherry Robinson and Jameel & Angel Conley.

CONLEY'S DEFENSIVE STATS

YEAR G-GS UA A TOT TFL FR PBU INT
2014 15-0 12 4 16 0 0 2 0
2015 13-13 33 16 49 1.0 0 5 2
Tot. 28-13 45 20 65 1.0 0 7 2