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The Path From Freshman To Starter

Boeckman had to wait his turn.

Before stepping foot on campus, Terrelle Pryor has been anointed as the next great Ohio State quarterback after a hugely successful prep career. But senior quarterback Todd Boeckman offered some insight into just how difficult it is for a freshman to start at such a demanding position at a place like Ohio State.

The saying that good things come to those who wait is a pretty good description of Todd Boeckman. The St. Henry, Ohio, native's path to the starting quarterback position at Ohio State has been arduous and well-documented. After graduating from St. Henry, Boeckman underwent a grayshirt season to put an extra year of eligibility between himself and the team's two other new quarterbacks, Troy Smith...

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