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Buckeyes and Wolverines meet for the 109th time and for the 95th consecutive year
Buckeyes claim Leaders Division outright with win; Badgers already in the B1G title game
9-0 Buckeyes look to tie its best start since 2007 Saturday against the Illini
Coach Meyer meets with the media during the weekly football press conference
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Ohio State hosts Central Florida Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State hosts Miami Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio
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Ohio State Overview: Jake Stoneburner was big, fast and strong with outstanding pass-catching abilities for Ohio State between 2009-12 ... he played tight end his first three seasons and before moving to an H-back/wide receiver role in coach Urban Meyer's spread offense in 2012 ... Jake had 37 receptions for 445 yards and nine touchdowns as a tight end ... his touchdown total is second among Ohio State tight ends ... he added 16 receptions for 269 yards and four touchdowns in 2012 from the H-back position to close his career with fine totals of 53 receptions for 714 yards and 13 touchdowns ... included was a game-deciding, 72-yard touchdown catch and run in the fourth quarter of the 25-23 win at Penn State ... Jake played in 48 games played and made 23 starts ... he was named to the watch list for the John Mackey Award as a senior ... he led the team (along with two others) with 14 receptions in 2011, half of which went for touchdowns, and he earned honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference honors by the league's head coaches and media that year ... his seven touchdown receptions ranked fourth nationally among tight ends ... he had eight receptions and four scores in the team's first two games of the season, including three touchdown catches vs. Akron ... he also scored TDs vs. Toldeo, Nebraska - on a sweet, 32-yard screen pass - Illinois and Penn State ... Jake, who has lettered four times, caught 21 passes for 222 yards (10.6 avg.) as a sophomore in 2010 ... caught a three-yard touchdown pass to cap the Buckeyes 38-14 win over Penn State ... had a career-best five catches, plus a five-yard touchdown, in the win over Ohio ... left Eastern Michigan game with an ankle sprain and did not play against Illinois and Indiana ... after red-shirting the 2008 season as a true freshman, Jake played in all 13 games in 2009 as a back-up to Jake Ballard ... caught his first collegiate pass - a 17-yarder - in the season opener against Navy.
More on Jake: A 2009 Academic all-Big Ten honoree, Jake graduated in December 2012 with his degree in family resource management ... he was a record-setting receiver at Dublin Coffman, under the direction of coach Mark Crabtree ... caught 74 passes for 1,267 yards with 15 touchdowns as an all-state, all-metro, all-district and all Ohio Capital Conference receiver as a senior ... a two-time all-state selection and totaled 168 career receptions for 2,751 yards and 28 touchdowns ... a U.S. Army All-America game selection as well as Big 33 game ... runner-up for Ohio's Gatorade player of the year ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... Jake is the son of Cathy and Mark Stoneburner.
JAKE STONEBURNER'S CAREER RECEIVING STATS
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