Ben Hartsock life and biography

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Ben Hartsock biography

Date of birth : 1980-07-05
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chillicothe, Ohio
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-29
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the Jets, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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◊ Has totaled 27 receptions for 273 yards (10.1 avg.) in 56 games played.
◊ Paved the way for three 1,000-yard rushers, including Edgerrin James (2004 and 2005 for IND), LenDale White (2007 for TEN) and Michael Turner (2008 for ATL).

◊ 2008 (ATL) Started in 11 contests and tallied three receptions for 26 yards with a long catch of 17 yards before ending his season when he was placed injured reserve, 11/26…Blocked for running back Michael Turner who posted a career-high 1,699 rushing yards. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (9/7 vs. DET)…Hauled in one catch for 17 yards in his ATL debut.
◊ 2007 (TEN) Established career highs with 12 receptions for 138 yards. POSTSEASON: (1/6 at SD)… Posted a career-high three receptions for 16 yards in the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/23 at NYJ)…Caught a 27-yard pass for the second time this season. (11/25 at CIN)…First registered his career-long reception of 27 yards.
◊ 2006 (IND/TEN) Competed in six games with three starts with TEN after he was claimed off waivers…Inactive for the first six games for IND. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/31 vs. NE)…Tied his previous career-high of two receptions for a career-high 28 yards.
◊ 2005 (IND) Played in seven games, posting two receptions for eight yards.
◊ 2004 (IND) As a rookie, played in all 16 games with three starts, totaling four receptions for 33 yards. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/26 vs. SD) Tied season-high of two receptions for 21 yards.


◊ A three-year starter at Ohio State totaling 58 receptions for 519 yards and five touchdowns in 51 games.
◊ As a senior at OSU, earned first-team All-Big Ten honors while posting a career-high 33 receptions for 290 yards with two touchdowns. A teammate of Jets center Nick Mangold on the 2002 National Championship team that defeated the University of Miami in the Fiesta Bowl.
◊ Attended Unioto HS and played tight end, linebacker, running back and kicker, earning first-team All-Ohio honors as a senior.
◊ Posted 86 receptions for 1,562 yards and rushed for nine touchdowns in his high school career.


◊ Second-team Academic All-America selection for Ohio State in 2002.
◊ Born Benjamin Richard Hartsock in Chillicothe, Ohio.
◊ Married to Amy.
◊ Daughters, Whitney, and Lindsey.

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