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Flashback: Buchanan's Bittersweet Boot

Buchanan kicked and punted in high school.

Now heading into his second season as the starting punter for Ohio State, Ben Buchanan first excelled as a kicker as well as a punter in high school. In this recruiting flashback to 2007, take a look at how one of the biggest early moments in his career ended in bittersweet fashion.

Note: the full version of this story ran in the Oct. 20, 2007 edition of Buckeye Sports Bulletin. What follows is an excerpt. It was a bittersweet moment for Ben Buchanan. As he hobbled off the field with an ankle injury, the kicker had just converted the biggest kick of his life to that point. His 25-yard field goal with 11 seconds remaining in the game against the Olentangy (Ohio) Braves gave...

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