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Robert Landers
Robert  Landers

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio

High School:
Huber Heights Wayne

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 283

Position:
DL

12/31/2016

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson

Ohio State meets Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl/College Football Playoff Semifinal

Ohio State Overview: Robert “BB” Landers is coming off a fine freshman campaign and is seeking even greater achievements during the 2017 campaign … a third-year sophomore, Landers earned his first Varsity O letter last year after playing in all 13 games … he was in of 299 defensive plays and was credited with 16 total tackles … most impressively, he was credited with 7.5 tackles-for-loss to rank fifth on the team in that stat … set a personal best with four solo tackles vs. Tulsa … had 2.0 TFLs in games against Tulsa, Rutgers and Indiana … he was tied for the team lead, with Tyquan Lewis, in number of multi-TFL games with three … he is majoring in criminology.

Notable: Landers led all Ohio State defensive linemen in tackles-for-loss per play, at one every 40 plays … next best was one every 47 plays and then one every 51 plays.

More on BB:Landers was called a “disruptive force” throughout his senior season at Huber Heights and especially during his team’s run to the Division I state championship game … he totaled 153 tackles during his career for coach Jay Minton, including 16.5 tackles-for-loss … he was a second-team Associated Press all-state selection as a senior and an all-Southwest Ohio Team 25 honoree after helping Huber Heights to a 13-2 record … he was also named all-Southwest District and he was chosen as the all-area defensive player of the year … earned a 4-star rating from Scout and listed by that organization as the No. 4 defensive lineman in Ohio and the No. 6 lineman in the Midwest … also had a high national ranking of No. 29 at defensive tackle … 247Sports listed him as a Top 50 defensive tackle … Landers won the 2014 state track and field competition in the shot put as a junior and finished fifth as a senior … younger brother, Trey, was all-state in basketball and plays at Dayton … the brothers, and younger brother Tallice, are the sons of Tracy Matthews.

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