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Pretorius Took Interesting Route To OSU

Pretorius Took Interesting Route To OSU

Freshman kicker Ryan Pretorius grew up playing soccer and rugby in South Africa. He now has his sights set on winning the starting kicking job at Ohio State. Pretorius might have to wait until 2006 to get his chance, but he has impressed everyone so far with his leg strength.

You would be hard pressed to find a player on Ohio State's football team with a more interesting background than kicker Ryan Pretorius. Pretorius, 25, was born in Zimbabwe, grew up in South Africa, played professional rugby in Europe and has now brought his big leg to Columbus. "I lived there since I was 3, so I call myself South African," Pretorius said. Kicker Gary Anderson – who has the...

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