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OSU Seniors Have Traveled Different Paths

Brett Daly

Of the 13 members of OSU's current roster who will be honored as part of Saturday's Senior Day ceremonies, just Kirk Barton and Dionte Johnson spent four or more years as scholarship players. The rest have put countless hours into the OSU program, often for little rewards on Saturdays. Most of them have an interesting story and have earned their way into roles for the No. 1 Buckeyes.

All seniors on the Ohio State football team are not created alike. Of the 13 players on the active who will be honored Saturday before the No. 1 Buckeyes final home game of the season against Illinois, just one – senior tackle Kirk Barton – entered OSU as a member of the class 2003 and is now a fifth-year senior. One other, fullback Dionte Johnson, came in with a scholarship in 2004 and is...

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