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Boone Confronts Problem; Ready For Big Year

Alex Boone

Alex Boone was one of the most promising freshmen offensive linemen in the country last season. But little did most people know that he was battling a drinking problem. A DUI during the off-season forced Boone to confront his problem and he decided to go cold turkey. Now entering the 2006 season, Boone is in great physical shape and is looking forward to hitting the field.

Alex Boone was already plenty big at 6-8, 340 pounds. But Ohio State's sophomore left tackle has grown up quite a bit in the last year. Boone was one of the top offensive line prospects in the country when the Buckeyes signed him out of Lakewood St. Edward. He played as a true freshman for OSU in 2005 and even logged four starts at right tackle when Kirk Barton was injured. But Boone's...

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