Ben Gedeon 42
Ben  Gedeon


Hudson, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 247




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Tackles: 14 - Colorado, 2016
TFLs: 3.0 - Maryland, 2016
Sacks: 1.0 - (4x), last at Rutgers, 2016

At Michigan
• Three-year letterman
• Has appeared in 50 games and started 13 contests at linebacker
• Special teams contributor his entire career
• All-Big Ten honoree; 2016 second team (media), third team (coaches)
• 2015 Academic All-Big Ten, earned U-M Athletic Academic Achievement

Senior (2016)
• Three-time Pro Football Focus College Big Ten Team of the Week honoree against Hawaii (Sept. 3), UCF (Sept. 10), and Rutgers (Oct. 8)
• Was the team's Defensive Player of the Game after games against Penn State, Rutgers and Maryland (co-)
• Was the team's Special Teams Player of the Game against Wisconsin
• Has started all 12 games at inside linebacker
• Registered seven tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack in season opener against Hawaii (Sept. 3)
• Tallied six stops, one tackle for loss and an assisted sack vs. UCF (Sept. 10)
• Posted fourteen tackles against Colorado (Sept. 17)
• Made eleven stops and 1.5 TFLs against Penn State (Sept 24) to be named Defensive Player of the Game
• Registered eight stops and batted down his first career pass against Wisconsin (Oct. 1) to earn Defensive Player of the Game honors
• Recorded five tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack at Rutgers (Oct. 8)
• Had one pass breakup, one tackle for loss and six stops against Illinois (Oct. 22)
• Recorded four total tackles against Michigan State (Oct. 29)
• Made a team-leading 11 stops against Maryland (Nov. 5), including three tackles for loss, and was co-Defensive Player of the Game
• Made nine stops with one tackle for loss against Iowa (Nov. 12)
• Had a 12-tackle game against Indiana (Nov. 19) with one tackle for loss

Junior (2015)
• Appeared in 12 games at linebacker, making one start
• at Utah (Sept. 3): Recorded two tackles
• Oregon State (Sept. 12): Tallied two tackles
• UNLV (Sept. 19): Accumulated five tackles, including two solo stops
• BYU (Sept. 26): Recorded three tackles
• at Maryland (Oct. 3): Tallied one tackle
• Northwestern (Oct. 10): Made three tackles and had 0.5 tackles for loss
• Michigan State (Oct. 17): Recorded two tackles
• at Minnesota (Oct. 31): Contributed one tackle
• at Indiana (Nov. 14): Had two tackles
• at Penn State (Nov. 21): Tallied two tackles, one for a loss
• Ohio State (Nov. 28): Made seven tackles, including half a TFL
• at Florida (Jan. 1): Made four solo tackles, one for a loss

Sophomore (2014)
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Earned second varsity letter
• Appeared in 11 games
• Recorded 17 tackles, 1.5 TFLs and one sack
• vs. Penn State (Oct. 11): Posted one sack
• vs. Miami (OH) (Sept. 13): Recorded one tackle
• vs. Appalachian State (Aug. 30): Recorded four tackles, one quarterback hit, and returned a blocked punt 32 yards for a touchdown

Freshman (2013)
• Earned first varsity letter
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award
• Appeared in six games as a reserve linebacker
• Also contributed on special teams

OHIO STATE (Nov. 30)
• Tallied a career-high six tackles and his first career sack

• Made four tackles

• Attended Hudson High School (2013) coached by Ron Wright

Key Statistics
• Tallied over 1,300 total yards on offense and 14 touchdowns as a senior
• Carried the ball 196 times for 1,418 yards and scored 27 total touchdowns to go along with 120 tackles as a junior
• Recorded 105 tackles and five sacks on defense, as well as 500 rushing yards, 300 receiving yards and 300 passing yards on offense as a sophomore

Honors and Rankings
• Was named to the U.S. Under-19 National Team
• Named AP Division I All-Ohio first team as a senior
• Was third team all-state as a sophomore

• Benjamin James Gedeon was born on October 16, 1994
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared


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