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Barton Has Had Big Role In OSU Success

Kirk Barton

Offensive linemen aren't often fan favorites and leaders on their teams, but Ohio State senior Kirk Barton isn't exactly a normal guy. One of OSU's few seniors, Barton has stepped up and led the team both on and off the field in a way that probably will be missed during upcoming seasons.

Everyone, it seems, is going to miss Kirk Barton. Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel admits it. Most of Barton's teammates say they – and the program – will miss the affable offensive lineman. Most of all, the local media will miss the man they almost unquestionably go to when in need of a witty, revealing or thought-provoking quote. Yes, the Jan. 7 BCS National Championship Game will be a...

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