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Heuerman Went From Ice To Gridiron

If things had developed differently, Jeff Heuerman might never have ended up a football player, let alone one good enough to play at Ohio State. The newest OSU tight end spent much of his youth playing hockey, even moving to Michigan at one point to continue his career. It didn't work out, though, and Ohio State is happy for the change.

Ohio State football fans have what you might call homesickness to credit for one of their most recent recruits ending up as a Buckeye. Jeff Heuerman started his athletic career not as a football player but as a hockey player, but when the Naples, Fla., native moved to spend his eighth-grade year living outside Ann Arbor, Mich., he decided the sport might not be for him. "It just changed my...

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