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Freeman Thriving In Solo Role

As is often the case at Ohio State, two talented players split time at one position until one went down with an injury. Now with a firm grasp on the No. 1 weakside linebacker spot, junior Marcus Freeman is starting to emerge as one of the team's top playmakers.

Marcus Freeman might have a few things in common with Lou Gehrig when all is said and done. With three games remaining in the 2007 regular season, the junior linebacker for the Buckeyes is playing arguably the best football of his career. Under the lights in a nationally televised game against Penn State, Freeman racked up a season-high 14 tackles and was named the team's defensive player of the...

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