Data Scout Notes: 2017: HMC...2016: HMC...2015: NAC/NAM
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Webb is a true junior who is battling a couple other safeties for playing time and starting assignments with the losses of Vonn Bell and Tyvis Powell to the NFL ... he has played in 15 games his first two seasons and had significant playing time as the nickel back in early games last season ... he made the switch from cornerback to safety this spring ... a two-time Varsity O letterwinner, Webb is majoring in sport industry.
Honorable mention All-Big Ten ... ranked fifth on the team with 53 tackles ... returned an INT -- the first of his career -- 36 yards for Ohio State’s first score in the win over No. 10 Nebraska ... career-high eight tackles in the win at Oklahoma ... seven stops in the win over Northwestern and again at Michigan State ... also had 1.5 TFL and a PBU in the win in East Lansing ... had five stops at Maryland ... recorded two tackles and one PBU in the win over Bowling Green in his first career start ... five tackles in the win over Indiana ... two stops at PSU.
Played in seven games for the 12-1 Buckeyes and earned his second Varsity O letter ... played a career high 36 plays in the season opener at Virginia Tech, including 18 plays on defense as the nickle back ... totaled 10 tackles on the season.
Webb he played in eight games for the College Football Playoff national champions in 2014 as a true freshman and earned his first Varsity O letter ... played in five regular season Big Ten games, including a personal best 35 plays vs. Illinois, a game in which he lined up for a personal-best 21 plays on defense ... recorded three tackles on the season plus a pass break-up and a forced fumble.
Webb, the second to commit to this Ohio State class of 2014, was one of the top players coming out of the state of Michigan -- he was a 2013 Associated Press Division I-II all-state pick and the state co-player of the year -- and was a consensus four-star prospect ... he also was considered one of the Top 50 players nationally, with a ranking of No. 40 overall by Rivals with Scout (No. 42) and 247Sports (No. 43) concurring and ESPN rating Webb No. 58 on its ESPN 300 ... at cornerback, he was ranked as the No. 5 prospect nationally by both Rivals and 247Sports, No. 6 by Scout and No. 8 by ESPN ... selected as the No. 2 player in the state by the Detroit News Blue Chip recruit ranking following his senior season ... also named the top defensive back in the nation at the U.S. Army All-America awards banquet ... helped Cass Tech, coached by Thomas Wilcher, to the Detroit Public School League city title and to a state semifinal appearance in 2013 with seven interceptions, 10 pass breakups, four forced fumbles and 42 tackles ... had two punt return touchdowns and seven receiving TDs ... as a junior in 2012 helped Cass Tech win a second consecutive state title ... transferred to Cass Tech from U-D Jesuit after his sophomore season ... first Cass Tech player to sign with Ohio State since Vernon Gholston in 2004.
Is the son of Stephanie and Damon Webb Sr.
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01/04/18 - 2017 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-BOWL TEAM: Secondary: Damon Webb, Ohio State (Cotton): Webb scored on a 23-yard interception return and also had a 20-yard fumble return as well as five solo tackles. - AP College Football
12/17/17 - 2017 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): S Damon Webb,...A total of five players, including senior safety Damon Webb, sophomore defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones and sophomore safety Jordan Fuller were named all-Big Ten Conference third-team. Webb, from Detroit, is the team leader with three interceptions and he ranks second with 52 total tackles. - Ohio State Football
12/15/16 - 2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Damon Webb...A plethora of players made honorable mention lists: sophomore LB Jerome Baker, junior DT Michael Hill, junior DE Jalyn Holmes, sophomore DE Sam Hubbard, sophomore CB Denzel Ward, junior SAF Damon Webb and junior LB Chris Worley. - Ohio State Football
09/20/15 - No. 1 Ohio State has suspended defensive back Damon Webb before its game against Northern Illinois for an unspecified violation of athletic department policy. The school did not say how long Webb would be held out. The sophomore is the Buckeyes' third cornerback and nickel back. He has eight tackles for Ohio State (2-0) and figured to play a lot against the Huskies, who rank ninth in the nation in passing yards per game at 374.5. - AP Sports