Recent Cade Stover Features
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Week: Stover came up with some big plays in Ohio State's 20-12 win in its showdown with Penn State. The big TE had four catches for 70 yards on the day, including two highlight plays: the first was an impressive 27-yard catch down the seam, where he reached over the top of Penn State's Kobe King to pluck the ball out of the air. The catch gave the Buckeyes a first down at the Penn State 11-yard line. The second came in the fourth quarter when he got free in the middle of the field for the 30-yard catch and run into Penn State territory. The play helped set up a field goal to give Ohio State a seven-point lead.
Week 7: Stover continues to assert himself in the Buckeyes' offense. In the 41-7 drubbing of Purdue, the big TE caught all four of his targets for 53 yards (13.3 average) and two touchdowns. The sure-handed Stover has not dropped a pass through six games. His run blocking improvded over last week's effort against Maryland. — JH
Week 6: In Ohio State's 37-17 win over Maryland to remain unbeaten, Stover made the most of two catches, racking up 66 yards, including a 44-yard TD catch. His TD reception gave Ohio State a two-possession lead and came one play after Kyle McCord and Marvin Harrison's gem of a throw and catch to convert a 2nd-and-33. After two very good games run blocking, Stover struggled in that department against Maryland. — JH
Week 5: DNP — bye week
Week 4: Stover equaled Emeka Egbuka with a team-high seven receptions, which netted 52 yards. The big TE had a solid if unspectacular day run-blocking as the Buckeyes rushed for 126 yards in their dramatic 17-14 road win at Notre Dame. — JH
Week 3: Against Western Kentucky, Stover rebounded as a receiver from being shut out in Week 2, catching five balls for 90 yards. His Buckeyes routed the Hilltoppers 63-10. — JH
Week 2: A quiet game for Stover, who was not targeted once in Ohio State's 35-7 win over Youngstown State. — JH
Week 1: The big TE had a standout game in Ohio State's 23-3 over Indiana to open the season. Stover was targeted seven times through the air and pulled in five passes for 98 yards. Ohio State started off 2023 with a 23-3 win over visiting Indiana. Stover also had a solid run-blocking, helping Ohio State rush for 143 yards on the day. — JH
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
Cade is a fifth-year senior and a three-year letterman for the program... He has two seasons of eligibility remaining, including a 2020 COVID year if he so chooses.
2022: All-Big Ten Conference Third-Team (media)... Started all 13 games at tight end after moving to the position permanently in 2022... Caught 36 passes for 406 yards and five touchdowns... His receptions and yardage totals last year were the most by a Buckeye tight end in 28 years, or since Rickey Dudley had 37 and 575, respectively, in 1995... Cade’s TD total was the most by a Buckeye tight end in 11 years, since Jake Stoneburner caught seven in 2011... Earned third-team all-Big Ten Conference honors by the media and honorable mention honors from the conference head coaches... Caught a pass in all 13 games with highs of six receptions vs. Penn State and 83 receiving yards vs. Toledo... Caught two TD passes vs. Wisconsin and also vs. Indiana, plus scored in the win over Penn State... Has 41 career receptions for 480 yards and five touchdowns for his career.
2021: Started season at tight end... Caught five passes for 76 yards (15.2 avg)... Moved to linebacker late in the season (vs. Michigan)... Started at LB and recorded six tackles against Utah in the Rose Bowl.
2020: As a second-year player in 2020, made three tackles and forced a fumble vs. Michigan State.
2019: Played in four games at DE as a true freshman for the Buckeyes in 2019 and redshirted.
High school: Attended Lexington High (Lexington, OH)... The fourth-ranked player in Ohio and the No. 130 overall prospect according to 247Sports... Named Ohio’s Mr. Football by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and the Gatorade Player of the Year... The eighth-ranked linebacker nationally and a semifinalist for the High School Butkus Award honoring the nation’s top prep linebacker... Selected as Ohio’s Division III Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 and a first-team all-state selection after recording 163 tackles and four interceptions during the regular season... Added 1,477 yards and 17 touchdowns as a running back... Ohio Cardinal Conference Defensive Player of the Year... As a sophomore in 2016 for head coach Taylor Gerhardt, Stover made 190 tackles (14.6 per game) as Lexington made the regional finals... A great all-around athlete, Stover earned second team all-Ohio honors on the basketball court as a junior in leading Lexington to the OHSAA Final Four in Columbus... Set the school’s all-time scoring record in basketball...
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