Played in 47 career games, finishing with 119 tackles, 5.0 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, a forced fumble, four passes defensed and on interception.
Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors. Finished with 45 tackles and two sacks in eight games, after missing a month following surgery to repair a broken fibula. Also contributed four tackles for loss and an interception.
A five-year member of the Ohio State team and a leader as a senior when he was named one of the team's co-captains ... Etienne played in 47 games as a Buckeye, started 13 times and earned four Varsity O letters ... a mid-season injury kept him out of four games as a senior, but he returned to play in Ohio State's final two games: wins over Wisconsin and Michigan to cap an undefeated season ... Etienne had 45 tackles as a senior, including 3.5 tackles-for-loss ... he also had three pass break-ups and an interception (vs. Central Florida) ... had a career-high 11 tackles vs. UAB ... he finishes his career with 119 career tackles, 10.5 TFLs and 4.5 sacks, an interception and four PBUs.
After red-shirting the 2010 season, he played in all 13 games for the Buckeyes in 2011 and started five times at linebacker (Miami, Colorado, Illinois, Purdue and Florida) ... was one of the team's top five tacklers with 62 stops in 2011 ... had high games of eight tackles three times: vs. Toledo, Miami and Michigan ... he also had 6.5 tackles for loss (for minus 27 yards), including quarterback sacks vs. Akron and Toledo, respectively ... named Ohio State's MVP in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl with four tackles, including two TFLs for losses totaling seven yards.
Etienne played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2008 and again in 2009 ... he scored the only touchdown in Ohio State's 16-3 win over Purdue in 2008 by returning a blocked punt 20 yards for the score.
Earned increased time on special teams as a true freshman ... six tackles for year ... backed up James Laurinaitis with the injury to Austin Spitler ... took a blocked punt 20 yards in the first quarter against Purdue for that game's only touchdown ... special teams champion: Minnesota, Purdue ... Jack Tatum big hit: Troy, Minnesota ... special teams dog tags: Troy, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Purdue ... enrolled at OSU in March ... first-year letterman.
he enrolled at Ohio State in March of 2008 after a stellar career at Dr. Krop H.S. ... named all-Florida and all-Dade County and was named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... also named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's "Super Southern 100" ... had 146 tackles, seven sacks and five forced fumbles as a senior ... district champion throwing the discus and also played basketball ... named to the honor roll .
2011: Missed four games with a broken fibula that required surgery.
Majoring in family resource management ... Etienne is the son of Agatha Rijo.