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Plenty Of Entrants In Return Derby

Hartline's punt return TD stood alone last year.

Ohio State's return game a season ago was among the worst in the country after the departure of Ted Ginn Jr. to the NFL draft. As the Buckeyes look to improve in that area, plenty of names are in the hat when it comes which players will be the ones making the returns. Some might have distinguished themselves Thursday.

In 2007, the Ohio State football team's return game might as well have been marked "return to sender." If it weren't for one Brian Hartline touchdown on a punt return – against woeful Kent State – the Buckeyes very well could have finished among the worst in the country in both punt and kick returns. OSU finished 117th out of 119 teams in kicks returns, and when Hartline's 90-yard score is taken... Recommended Stories