Offensive guard Jonah Jackson — a graduate transfer from Rutgers — shed his black stripe on Tuesday afternoon, signaling his status as a full-fledged member of the Ohio State football team after just four practices with the Buckeyes.
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“I just want to say thank you to every single person here in this circle for welcoming me into this program with open arms and allowing me to be a part of such a great program and brotherhood,” Jackson said as fifth-year senior offensive tackle Branden Bowen removed the stripe from his helmet. “Let’s keep the ball rolling.”
The 6-4, 305-pound Jackson joined the Ohio State football program this summer as a graduate transfer from Rutgers. He was named a team captain and earned honorable mention all-Big Ten honors last season after starting 11 games for the Scarlet Knights at right guard.
Jackson — who earned his degree in criminal justice — is expected to start at left guard for the Buckeyes this fall.
|NAME||POSITION||YEAR||DATE OF BLACK STRIPE REMOVAL|
|JUSTIN FIELDS||QB||SO||3/ 25|