Wayne grad leading Buckeyes in tackles for loss

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Wayne grad Landers leads team in tackles for loss.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Robert Landers continues to earn praise for his play

Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer praised Wayne High School graduate Robert Landers on Monday, saying he’s played very well and the coaches anticipating him getting even better.

Landers, a redshirt freshman defensive tackle, had a sack and another tackle for a loss in a 58-0 victory over Rutgers at Ohio Stadium.

“He was very active in Saturday’s game,” Meyer said. “Obviously, he has a little size issue. He’s a littler guy, but he’s quick. He’s twitched up. Larry (Johnson) is really doing a good job with him. He’s certainly in the rotation.”

In four games, Landers has a team-best five tackles for a loss. He’s tied for seventh in the Big Ten in that category. The sack Saturday was his first.

“He’s an energetic guy,” Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard said. “He’s got such a great center of gravity. He’s low to the ground. He can slip through and around blocks. When those centers are pulling on Saturday, he was making them pay for it every time. He’s a fun guy. I’m really happy to see some success for him because I know how hard he’s worked.”