Buckeye Bits: Returning starter at wide receiver ... tough and talented with a tremendous upside ... played in all 13 games last two years after being redshirted in 2005 as a true freshman ... has good hands, excellent speed and is a student of the game ... coaches like his work ethic and competitive attitude ... lanky athlete who will go up and get the ball.
2007 (Sophomore): Made his mark at receiver as a keen competitor ... 52 catches for the season for 694 yards and six scores ... averaged 11.4 yards on 20 punt returns ... 36-yard TD from Boeckman at Washington ... 19-yard TD catch at Minnesota ... 61 yards receiving and a TD at Purdue ... scored twice against Kent State, on a 90-yard punt return and a 14-yard TD pass ... punt return broke an OSU record set in 1950 ... leading receiver in Wisconsin win with seven catches for 95 yards ... special units player of week: Kent State ... Jack Tatum hit of week: Wisconsin ... Big Ten player of week: Kent State ... special teams dog tags: Washington, Minnesota, Kent State ... Big Ten sportsmanship award winner ... Paul Warfield award for outstanding receiver ... Big Ten all-academic ... second-year letterman.
2006 (Freshman): Played in all 13 games with a pair of starts against Northern Illinois and Cincinnati ... fourth on the team with 17 receptions for 256 yards ... averaged 15.1 yards per catch ... scored two touchdowns, both at Northwestern when he caught three passes for 47 yards ... caught only five passes the first eight games of the season then had season-high four catches for 69 yards vs. Minnesota ... added three grabs for 21 yards vs. Michigan ... fixture on special teams ... earned team’s special teams player of the week honor at Iowa and Michigan State and again vs. Indiana ... delivered the Jack Tatum hit of the week against Indiana.
2005 (Redshirt): Played with the scout team and was redshirted.
High School: Was a do-it-all player at GlenOak ... began his junior year as a quarterback, but switched to receiver after four games and caught 41 passes for 411 yards (his brother, Michael, replaced him at quarterback) ... also returned punts and kickoffs as a junior ... injured his knee in the season opener his senior year and missed the remainder of the season ... did play in the Big 33 game ... also ran track for three years and won state titles in both the 110-meter and the 300-meter hurdles as a senior.
Personal: Is the son of Dale and Laurie Hartline ... has a younger sister, Jamie, and a younger brother, Michael ... Michael at Kentucky is on a football scholarship ... likes water sports and snow boarding ... ran indoor and outdoor track in 2008 ... finished seventh at Big Ten 2008 indoor championships in the 60-meter hurdles.