Kamryn Babb: Parents, Injury & Career Accolades

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Kamryn Babb’s career in football is a complete roller coaster ride. A great potential, the player is always presented with new opportunities. However, frequent injuries act as a significant setback.

Now in his fifth (2022 season) with Ohio State Buckeyes, the St. Louis-born enrolled at the Ohio State University back in 2018 summer.

A four-star prospect, Babb ranked 36th nationally and 7th as the wide receiver of the 2018 class as per 247Sports.com.

Despite having less chance to showcase his talents on the field, the player is adored by his teammates.

As a result, Kamryn was selected as one of the six team captains of the Ohio State Buckeyes by his teammates.

Kamryn Babb smiling
Kamryn Babb (Source: Instagram)

Kamryn’s faith in God and support from his loved ones are the key factors that have kept him moving. The player is the epitome of resilience, passion, and courage. He has become a source of motivation to his teammates.

Want to know more about Kamryn Babb? Stay with us until the end of the article.

Full Name Kamryn Babb
Birthday July 7
Birth Place St. Louis, Missouri
Nick Name Kam
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Height 6 feet (1.83 m)
Weight 210 lbs (96 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Tyrone Babb
Mother’s Name Alana Templeton
Stepmother’s name Amanda Babb
High School Christian Brothers High School
College Oklahoma State University
Marital Status Not married
Girlfriend None
Profession Football Player
Position Wide receiver
Team Oklahoma State Buckeyes
Tattoo Yes
Food Habits Nonveg
Degree Communications
Jersey Number 0 (changed from ‘1’)
Net Worth $400,000 (approx.)
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Not Available
Last Update March 2024

Babb is an American college football player who is a wide receiver for Ohio State Buckeyes. The team is the NCAA I Big Ten Conference’s East division team.

Kamryn was born in St. Louis, Missouri, though most of his early life details are under wraps. His birthday falls on July 7, and he is currently in his 20s.

The Buckeyes player comes from American-African ethnic heritage. Talking about his ethnicity and identity, the player once wrote

“I am a black man who feels the pain that so many of us have felt for so long, but my skin color is not my identity. My identity is in Jesus Christ, my Lord, and savior. Many people, along with myself, are hurting from the way that we as African Americans have been treated in this country for so long. Change NEEDS to happen!…”

Kamryn Babb has Christian beliefs and often mentions & credits his success to God’s blessings.

A young and agile player with a well-maintained physique, Babb has a height of 6 feet (1.83 m) and weighs 210 pounds. He is fond of tattoos and has inkings on both of his arms.

The college footballer’s father, Tyrone Babb, married again after divorcing Alana Templeton (Kamryn’s biological mother). He also seems to be good with his stepmother Amanda Babb.

The Ohio State grad is very close to his parents.

They are always on his back and encourage him- from the moment of his college career journey to the team captainship and earning his first touchdown.

He shares pictures of his parents on social media, demonstrating how blessed he is to have them. On the occasion of his father Tyrone’s birthday, the player wrote:

“Happy birthday to my dad! Wouldn’t be where I’m at today if it wasn’t for you pushing me to be a good football player and an even better man.”

Kamryn Babb with his father
Kamryn Babb With His Father (Source: Twitter)

In August 2021, despite losing most of the games due to injury, his leadership skills and cooperation with peers earned him captainship of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The player made an emotional call to surprise his parents.

Kamryn Babb’s mother, Alana Templeton, claimed she was on cloud nine when he told her the news- she even cried out of joy.

Compared to a previous phone conversation made just six months prior, when Kamryn had torn his ACL for the fourth time, his career was essentially on the line; this news is quite a relief.

Amanda Peterson Babb, the stepmother of Kamryn, is a molecular biologist by profession who goes by the Twitter handle @AmandaBabb1.

Aside from being a mother to Kamryn Babb, she has two other children: Ty and Jace.

She was chosen to lead the Football Parents organization at Ohio State in January 2020.

Kamryn Babb With His Father Step Mother And Siblings
Kamryn Babb With His Father, Step Mother, And Siblings (Source: Twitter)

When, with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Big Ten decided to postpone football for the remainder of the season, Amanda wrote a letter to the Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren.

Despite acknowledging that taking on the Big Ten was scary, Babb insisted that it was imperative to do so to protect the coaches’ and players’ laborious efforts.

She claimed that she did it for Kamryn, who had to miss the first two seasons of his time with the Buckeyes due to injury, and the seniors who would have lost their final season.

Hence, Babb is undoubtedly an expert in supporting her children’s sporting endeavors. She may have her kids playing soccer in a different state on any given day because her younger kids like the sport.

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An attendant of Christian Brothers High School in St. Louis, Kamryn was a four-star recruit of the 2018 class. The player had offers from Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida, Michigan, USC, and other schools.

But he decided to wear scarlet and gray, committed to Ohio State University on December 12, 2017, and enrolled there on June 4, 2018.

In 2021, he became the captain of the college’s Ohio State Buckeyes football team and graduated with a degree in communications.

The Army All-American player’s 2022 season with the Buckeyes is his 5th season, having the previous three seasons on rest due to knee injury.

Yet, a comeback and his debut in the 2022 season named him a fruitful record. On November 12, 2022, Kamryn Babb landed his first-ever touchdown (8-yard) during a 56-14 victory against Indiana during the fourth quarter.

Shortly after the touchdown special, he was named one of 20 semifinalists for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award.

Similarly, Kamryn has also earned academic all-Big Ten honors three times and has two more seasons of eligibility.

The player acted for the first time as an Ohio State Buckeye during the 2020 season. He participated in seven games and only missed the contest at Michigan State.

Babb is a four-star prospect, the No. 73 overall player, and the No. 13 as wide receiver of the 2018 class, as per 247Sports.

Kamryn Babb had an injury-ridden career. The player tore his ACL while working out with the team in 2018. The injury kept him out of action the whole first season.

Babb, who had already broken a leg during his sophomore year and sustained an ACL injury during his high school senior season, saw this as a significant blow.

The player was unable to get a break. He had to redshirt for the 2018 season because of the injury.

The former four-bad star’s luck didn’t end there; in March 2019, Kamryn suffered another ACL injury that kept him out for the entire 2019 season.

Kamryn Babb had already experienced her fourth season-ending injury in just five years.

There was some hope before the 2020 campaign that the player might get to play his debut game for the Buckeyes on the field. Unfortunately, Kamryn had not taken a snap for Ohio State yet, more than two years into his academic career.

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Babb’s Depressing Setbacks Moments

The COVID-19 pandemic led to numerous program closures, the absence of team activities, practice, and, at one time, the entire season. Fortunately for Kamryn, the season did take place despite being cut short.

Even after being selected as a captain, he could only contribute with his voice rather than his catches as the Buckeyes captain because he was on his way to rehabbing his knees.

The newly selected captain reminisced on how depressing the whole situation was, knowing that he could make it big but not be able to demonstrate it. 

Kamryn Babb’s father, Tyrone, described the incident as pretty upsetting for the family. Likewise, his mother said it was distressing for the football player because it made him question his ability and destiny.

The player had another second injury scare in the spring of 2022, which kept him out of spring practice. However, by the 2022 fall, Babb made a comeback and even got his hands on his first touchdown (TD).

Kamryn Babb’s promising prospect blessed him with multiple scholarship offers. And ever since Babb committed to Ohio State University, hopes for the player went significantly high.

And fans wonder if his earnings are high as his hype. Kamryn, who plays for the Buckeyes at NCAA I, has an estimated net worth of $400,000 as of March 2024.


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Unlike NFL contracts with high budgets, NCAA players sign a letter of intent that grants them scholarships and a large payroll.

As one of the promising college players, Babb probably earns in the hefty 5-digit figure per year, though the actual amount remains undisclosed.

According to Dispatch, for 2022, the on-field assistants of Ohio State have a combined salary of $8.78 million.

As for coaches, they make a great deal- for instance, Kevin Wilson (offensive coordinator) and Larry Johnson (defense line coach) make $1.4 million and $1.13 million, respectively.

What jersey number is Kamryn Babb?

Kamryn Babb who currently plays college football at Ohio State University wears jersey number #0. Earlier, he wore #1

Who is Kamryn Babb‘s girlfriend?

The topic of Kamryn's girlfriend remains a hot talk, though he is not officially dating so far. Despite being very active on social media, he has not made any posts regarding his relationship. Currently, he is single.

What happened to Kamryn Babb?

Shortly after joining the Ohio State Buckeyes, Babb went through season-ending knee injuries. Following the 2018 & 2019 seasons on the bench, Kamryn returned in 2020. Already with four surgeries for torn ACL, he debuted 2022 season and earned his first touchdown in victory against Indiana.


Aayusha Bhattarai

Aayusha Bhattarai is a dedicated writer with a passion for uncovering the fascinating stories behind athletes' lives. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, she brings readers on a journey through the triumphs, struggles, and inspirations of their favorite players.


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