Ohio State Football Feature; Donovan Jackson tells Media that the new Offensive Line is going to be good

By Danielle Daniels

Donovan Jackson (photo by Stuart Mason)

Donovan Jackson Ohio State OL 8 30 2023 at Indiana Week 1 .mp3



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Twitter: @D_jack78
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Ohio State Overview
• Donovan is in his third year with the program, a two-time Varsity O letterwinner and started 13 games at left guard in 2022
• Has played in 26 career games
• He is highly regarded nationally and will be in the running for major national honors in 2023
• Honored as a first-team All-Big Ten performer by the voting media; second-team honors by the conference’s coaches
• Helped lead Ohio State to a No. 9 ranking nationally in total offense (490.7 ypg) and No. 2 in scoring (44.2 ppg) in 2022
• Ohio State’s 2022 offensive line allowed the sixth-fewest TFLS in the country (50.0) and the seventh-fewest quarterback sacks (12.0)
• Donovan tied with linemates Paris Johnson Jr. and Luke Wypler for the team lead with 827 plays from scrimmage in 2022
• He is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete, a Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree who is majoring in sport industry
• Earned his first varsity letter as a true freshman in 2021, playing in all 13 games
• Interned with the Ohio State Dept. of Athletics’ fan experience and promotions area in the summer of 2023 as part of the Bucks Go Pro program

Honors & Awards
2022: First-team All-Big Ten (media voters), Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar, OSU Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten
2021: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Donovan
• Donovan enrolled in classes and joined the program in June, 2021
• The highest-rated offensive linemen in Ohio State’s 2021 recruiting class
• A five-star prospect according to 247Sports and the nation’s No. 1-rank guard
• The No. 1 player in the state of Texas and the No. 17 overall player regardless of position
• Ranked No. 31 in Sports Illustrated’s list of the 100 best players in this year’s class
• Selected for the Army All-American Bowl
• Named the 2020 All-USA high school preseason team by USA Today
• An SI.com All-American
• Started as a freshman at left tackle for Houston Christian High School before transferring to Episcopal
• Took home offensive line MVP honors at The Opening in July of 2019
• Helped Episcopal win the Southwest Preparatory Conference 4A title as a junior
• Is the son of Melanie and Todd Jackson
• Sister, Rachel, is working on her master’s degree in environmental sciences at Duke University