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#9 Geno Stone

Height 5-11
Weight 209 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown New Castle, Pa.
High School Senior

Hawk Item – – Scored first career touchdown with 24-yard interception return at Penn State in 2018 . . . ranked second in the Big Ten and 16th nationally with four interceptions in 2018, sharing the team lead.

2019 Honors – – Second-team All-Big Ten by league coaches . . . second-team All-Big Ten by The Associated Press . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten by league media . . . Permanent Team Captain, defense . . . Hayden Fry Award, defense . . . preseason second-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports preseason third-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . 2019 – – Started all 13 games at strong safety . . . recorded 70 tackles, including 46 solo stops and 24 assists . . . three tackles for loss, one sack, four pass break-ups, three forces fumbles, two QB pressures, one interception and one recovered fumble . . . started at strong safety in 38-14 win over Miami, recording two assisted tackles  as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . started at strong safety in 30-0 win over Rurgers as defense allowed just 125 yards total offense . . . recorded four solo tackles vs. Rutgers . . . started at strong safety in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . matched career-best with eight tackles at Iowa State, including five solo stops and three assists . . . also recorded one tackle for loss, and caused a fumble that was recovered by Iowa and led to a field goal . . . started at strong safety in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, recording one solo tackle and one assist as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . started at strong safety in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . four tackles at Michigan, including two solo stops and two assists . . . first interception of the season at Michigan, along with one pass break-up . . . started at strong safety in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . six tackles vs. PSU, including three solo stops and three assists . . . started at strong safety in 26-20 win over Purdue as defense allowed just 33 net rushing yards . . . six tackles vs. Purdue, including five solo tackles and one assist . . . caused and recovered a Purdue fumble in the red zone in the first half, along with one QB pressure . . . also had one punt return for eight yards . . . started at strong safety in 20-0 win at Northwestern as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards and 202 yards total offense . . . led team with seven solo tackles at Northwestern, along with one pass break-up . . . started at strong safety in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin . . . six tackles at Wisconsin, including four solo stops and two assists . . . started at strong safety in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota as defense allowed just 63 net rushing yards . . . matched career-best with eight tackles vs. Minnesota, including five solo stops and three assists, along with one pass break-up . . . started at strong safety in 19-10 win over Illinois . . . four solo tackles vs. Illinois, including two tackles for loss and one sack . . . also recorded one pass break-up and a QB pressure vs. Illinois . . . started at strong safety in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . matched career-best with eight tackles at Nebraska, including three solo stops and five assists . . . started at strong safety in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC . . . five tackles vs. USC, including three solo stops and two assists . . . also had a forced fumble recovered by Iowa and one pass break-up.

2018 Honors – – Named honorable mention All-Big Ten by league media . . . Next Man In Award, defense . . . 2018 – – Saw action in all 13 games, with eight starts at strong safety . . . recorded 39 tackles and one forced fumble to go with four interceptions for 24 yards and a touchdown . . . saw action in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 211 yards total offense . . . saw action in 13-3 win over Iowa State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 19 net rushing yards and 188 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just six net rushing yards and 222 yards total offense . . . saw action in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin, recording one pass break-up . . . started at strong safety in 48-31 win at Minnesota for first career start as defense allowed just 86 net rushing yards . . . recorded three tackles at Minnesota, including one solo stop and two assists, to go with second career interception . . . started at strong safety in 42-16 win at Indiana as defense allowed just 67 net rushing yards . . . recorded five solo tackles at Indiana, including one tackle for loss and a forced fumble . . . also had second interception in as many games, stopping an Indiana scoring threat in the end zone . . . started at strong safety in 23-0 win over Maryland, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 39 offensive plays and 115 yards total offense . . . started at strong safety in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State . . . collected four tackles at Penn State, including two solo stops and two assists . . . recorded first career touchdown with 24-yard interception return to cut deficit to three points in the fourth quarter, along with one pass break-up . . . started at strong safety in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . started at strong safety in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . recorded seven solo tackles at Purdue . . . started at strong safety in 14-10 loss to Northwestern . . . six tackles vs. Northwestern, including four solo stops and two assists, to go with fourth interception of the season . . . started at strong safety in 63-0 win at Illinois . . . recorded two solo tackles and one assisted tackle, along with one pass break-up, at Illinois . . . started at strong safety in 31-28 win over Nebraska . . . recorded six tackles vs. Nebraska, including five solo stops and one assist . . . started at strong safety in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State, recording two solo tackles.

2017 Honors – – Next Man In Award, special teams . . . 2017 – – One of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2017 . . . recorded five solo tackles and 12 assists, with one interception and 19 yard return . . . saw action in 24-3 win over Wyoming . . . had no statistics as defense allowed just 233 yards total offense . . . saw action in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State, recording one solo tackle for first career statistic . . . saw action in 31-14 win over North Texas, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State, recording one solo tackle and two assists . . . saw action on special teams in 17-10 loss at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois . . . recorded first career interception, with 19-yard return, along with one assisted tackle vs. Illinois . . . saw action in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 win over Minnesota, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 281 yards total offense . . . saw action in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State, recording two assisted tackles . . . saw action in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-15 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 56-14 win at Nebraska as defense allowed 67 rushing yards and just 267 yards total offense . . . career-best eight tackles at Nebraska, including two solo stops and six assists . . . saw action in 27-20 Pinstripe bowl win over Boston College, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 21 net rushing yards and 102 yards total offense in second half.

High school honors – – Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior defensive back . . . first-team all-conference on defense and as athlete as a senior, while being named defensive MVP . . . earned first-team all-conference honors on defense and second-team honors on offense as a junior . . .  Career – – Three-year letterman as wide receiver, quarterback, and defensive back . . . team captain as a senior . . . helped prep team post 8-5 record as a senior, as team advanced to playoffs for three straight years . . . scored five touchdowns and recorded three pass interceptions in regional semifinal . . . set school and conference record with 10 pass interceptions in a season, and set school record with 17 career interceptions . . . recorded 97 tackles as a senior, with 13 tackles for loss, three sacks and 10 interceptions, while scoring two defensive touchdowns and two punt return touchdowns . . .totaled 718 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns and 1,447 passing yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior . . . recorded 69 tackles as a junior, with six interceptions, two defensive touchdowns and two punt return touchdowns . . . also had 471 receiving yards and six touchdowns and 188 rushing yards and two touchdowns . . . as a sophomore had 34 tackles and one interception on defense, while passing for 397 yards and two touchdowns, rushing for 89 yards and one touchdown, and totaling 181 yards and three touchdowns as a receiver . . . also lettered in basketball (3) and track (3) in sprints and jumps.

Personal – – Born 4/19/99 . . . business major . . . carried a 3.5 prep GPA . . . mother is Erin Stone . . . high school coach was Joe Cowart.