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Cameron Heyward
Cameron  Heyward

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Suwanee, Ga.

High School:
Peachtree Ridge

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 288

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Buckeye Bits: outstanding defensive end who has benefited from experience ... agile and quick for his size ... has all the physical tools to make a tremendous impact ... high-motor competitor ... 24.5 career TFL, 12 sacks

2009 (Junior): had 10 TFL, 6.5 sacks for the Rose Bowl champs ... second team all-Big Ten ... Lombardi Award nominee ... five tackles vs. Navy ... two TFL, seven tackles against USC ... 7-yard sack, three tackles in the Toledo game ... sack, five tackles in the win over Wisconsin ... pair of unassisted stops at Purdue ... team-best 11 tackles, two sacks, three TFL in dominant performance at Penn State ... four tackles in Iowa win ... fumble recovery for a touchdown at Michigan was game's first score ... also had a sack and two tackles ... 9-yard sack in Rose Bowl victory ... Big Ten player of week: Penn State ... defensive player of week: Penn State ... Attack Force award: USC, Toledo ... Jack Stephenson Award (outstanding defensive lineman) from Ohio State coaches ... Top Ten Tenacious five times ... third-year letterwinner

2008 (Sophomore): rotating starter along the defensive front who is equally comfortable at tackle or end ... 36 tackles, three sacks for season ... five-yard sack at Wisconsin ... TFL and two tackles at Michigan State ... six tackles and a pass breakup in a strong performance against Penn State ... forced a fumble on a fourth-quarter sack at Northwestern ... recorded seven tackles at Illinois ... sack and six tackles against Michigan ... Attack Force award: Penn State, Michigan ... Jack Tatum big hit: Penn State ... second-year letterman

2007 (Freshman): became a starter along the defensive line as a true freshman ... freshman All-America (Sporting News, Rivals, Scout) ... freshman all-Big Ten (Sporting News) ... 30 tackles, 9 TFL, 2.5 sacks and 2 PBU ... five tackles and a sack at Penn State ... Attack Force award: Penn State ... Jack Tatum hit of week: Michigan State, Penn State ... team's outstanding first-year player on defense ... first-year letterman

High School: 2006 Georgia Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year ... rated as the No. 15 prospect overall in Georgia and as high as the nation's No. 20 defensive tackle ... totaled over 100 tackles and 16 sacks as a senior ... ranked the seventh-best player in Georgia and the 13th best defensive tackle in the nation ... 3.2 GPA ... an outstanding basketball player

Personal: son of former NFL running back Craig "Ironhead" Heyward and Charlotte Heyward-Blackwell ... stepfather Cory Blackwell played at Wisconsin ... majoring in human development at Ohio State