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Thoma Ready To Prove Himself

A three-year backup to A.J. Trapasso, senior Jon Thoma will finally have a chance to prove himself in his final season as a Buckeye. He outdueled redshirt freshman kicker Ben Buchanan and will be Ohio State's No. 1 punter when the season begins this weekend against Navy.

After toiling as a backup for three years and battling for an open spot during fall camp, Jon Thoma is finally Ohio State's No. 1 punter. The senior walk-on waited behind four-year starter A.J. Trapasso and outlasted redshirt freshman kicker Ben Buchanan for the starting spot. Thoma was listed ahead of Buchanan in Ohio State's Aug. 30 depth chart. "I'm excited. I finally get to get on the field...

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