Jeff Heuerman


Naples, FL

High School:
Barron Collier

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 255


Jeff Heuerman


Jacob Jarvis receives game ball after UC game

14-year-old with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and his brother, Noah, were honorary captains


Spring Game Postgame Quotes

Scarlet 31, Gray 14


Spring Spotlight: Jeff Heuerman

Q&A with the junior tight end


No. 10: Catching up with the Receivers

Players on the receiving (and blocking) end of things met with the media after practice


Ohio State Spring Football Set to Kick Off

Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices


Ohio State vs. Michigan

Photos from the latest chapter in the greatest rivalry in all of sports, Ohio State-Michigan.


Ohio State vs. Indiana

The Buckeyes and Hoosiers square off at the Shoe as the Buckeyes look to clinch the East Division of the Big Ten.


Ohio State vs. Indiana (USATSI)

Ohio State vs. Indiana (USATSI)


Orange Bowl 2014: Ohio State vs. Clemson

USATSI Gallery


Ohio State vs. Michigan State

Ohio State vs. Michigan State

Ohio State Overview: Jeff Heuerman is one of the top tight ends in college football ... he is outstanding as a blocker, as a route runner and as a receiver ... he is also a leader, even being called out by strength coach Mickey Marotti this spring as being the "ringleader of what we want in terms of work ethic" ... the owner of a team-best 33 bench press reps of 225 pounds and with the second highest vertical leap - 36.5 inches - on the team, Heuerman is a talented athlete from a house full of talented athletes (father, Paul, was a basketball captain at Michigan and brother, Mike, is a sophomore tight end at Notre Dame) ... he missed most of spring drills this year with two injuries - broken nose and mid-foot sprain - but that isn't a concern: he's played in 36 games and started 22 times over the last three years and he enters 2014 with 35 career receptions for 585 yards - an impressive 16.7 yards per catch average - and five touchdowns ... he is majoring in economics.

2013 Season: Heuerman led all Ohio State receivers by averaging 17.9 yards per reception with 26 receptions for 466 yards and four touchdowns ... he was named the Mackey Award national player of the week following the Purdue win when he tied a career-high with five receptions for a career-best 116 receiving yards and with a long reception of 40 yards ... he also had four first downs on the day ... his 116 receiving yards were the most by an Ohio State tight end in 30 years, or since John Frank had 123 vs. Michigan in 1983 ... Heuerman also had touchdown receptions this season vs. Florida A&M, a 22-yarder over the middle vs. Michigan and a 57-yarder vs. Clemson in the Discover Orange Bowl ... he was named honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference by both the coaches and the media.

2012 Season: Heuerman started nine times and played in all 12 games for the undefeated, No. 3 ranked Buckeyes ... had eight receptions on the year, including his first collegiate touchdown, an 18-yard score vs. Nebraska to give Ohio State a 21-17 lead in a game it would win, 63-38 ... also caught a 35-yard pass against the Cornhuskers for the first multi-reception game of his career ... his biggest catch of the year wasn't even a catch, statistically; rather, it was an undefeated-season-saving two-point conversion reception that allowed the Buckeyes to tie Purdue, 22-all, and send the game into overtime.

2011 Season: Heuerman played and lettered as a true freshman in 2011 after enrolling at Ohio State in January of that year and competing in spring drills ... he played in 10 games and made his first collegiate catch in the Gator Bowl against Florida, a 25-yard gain.

More on Jeff: Heuerman's love of all things sports includes hunting and fishing, and he often tweets and instagrams photos of him on or in the water (including one where he was holding a 200-pound Tarpon) or in the fields early in the morning preparing to hunt ... before his football prowess came to be realized, Heuerman was an outstanding hockey player on the junior circuit ... he played the sport for eight years, even spending one year living in Detroit with his grandfather and playing for the select Detroit Compuware team ... he first played football as a ninth grader and by the time he was a senior he was a team captain for Coach Mark Ivey's Barron Collier H.S. Cougars ... earned all-conference, all-area and all-district honors as a senior ... his teams won 3 district 3A titles in four years ... is the son of Melissa and Paul Heuerman ... has two younger brothers: Mike and Matt.


2011 10-0 1 25 25.0 0 25
2012 12-9 8 94 11.8 1 35
2013 14-13 26 466 17.9 4 57
TOT 36-22 35 585 16.7 5 57


Game Rec. Yards TD
Miami 0 0 0
UCF 1 9 0
California 1 9 0
UAB 1 10 0
MSU 0 0 0
Nebraska 2 53 1
Indiana 0 0 0
Purdue 1 5 0
Penn State 0 0 0
Illinois 1 5 0
Wisconsin 1 3 0
Michigan 0 0 0


Game Rec. Yards TD
Buffalo 2 12 0
SDSU 2 33 0
California 0 0 0
Florida A&M 4 43 1
Wisconsin 2 13 0
Northwestern 0 0 0
Iowa 5 38 0
Penn State 0 0 0
Purdue 5 116 1
Illinois 0 0 0
Indiana 2 59 0
Michigan 2 59 1
Clemson 1 57 1

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