Ron Tanner


Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Eastmoor Academy

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205


Ron Tanner


30 Buckeyes Named OSU Scholar-Athletes

The scholars were all part of Ohio State's unbeaten, 12-0 2012 season


Spring Practice No. 6 in The Books

Buckeyes are already 40 percent through the drills; hadn't even started on this date last year


Buckeyes storm through first practice

Team practices in shorts and helmets in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center


Ohio State Spring Football Set to Kick Off

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


No. 6 Ohio State vs. Illinois Game Notes

9-0 Buckeyes look to tie its best start since 2007 Saturday against the Illini

Ohio State Overview: A fourth-year junior and a two-time Ohio State Varsity O letterwinner, Ron Tanner is considered one of the best and purest tacklers on the team and it shows: he has made 15 career tackles with virtually all of them on special teams units ... he has played as a safety in defensive sets in five games and he has played in a total of 25 games ... Tanner is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree majoring in operations management.

2013 Season: Tanner played in all 14 games for the Buckeyes on special teams and in five games as a safety on defense ... he recorded the first interception of his career in the season opener vs. Buffalo ... he had a personal-best four tackles in the win at Illinois ... he had a career-best 34 plays vs. San Diego State, including 20 on defense, and he had a Big Ten-best 25 plays vs. Illinois and another 24 vs. Penn State.

2012 Season: Tanner earned his first letter as a red-shirt freshman after playing in 11 games and participating on 58 special teams plays ... he was credited with two solo tackles on the season ... he was a member of the 2011 recruiting class and he red-shirted the 2011 season as an Ohio State true freshman.

More on Ron: Tanner was a talented free safety/quarterback at Eastmoor Academy under the direction of coach Jim Miranda ... he had 104 tackles, three interceptions and 15 pass break-ups as a senior ... he also passed for 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns ... he was named all-city, all-central district and all-metro ... selected to Offense-Defense Bowl and Team USA vs. The World games ... also lettered in basketball and baseball ... Ohio all-academic, honor roll and National Honor Society member ... is the son of Kim and Ronald Tanner.

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