Ohio State Tight End Will Kacmarek Sheds Black Stripe

By April 5, 2024 (3:11 pm)Football

Ohio State tight end Will Kacmarek shed his black stripe on Friday, becoming the latest of the new Buckeyes to do so.

He is the seventh Ohio State player to lose his black stripe this spring, and the fifth transfer, following Jeremiah Smith, Brennen Schramm, Caleb Downs, Quinshon Judkins, Will Howard and Seth McLaughlin.

When Kacmarek talked with the media for the first time on Jan. 30, he said he was very excited to be at Ohio State after spending three seasons down the road in Athens, Ohio, with Ohio. With the Bobcats he had 42 catches for 507 yards and two touchdowns.

“It’s a dream come true,” Kacmarek said. “Ever since I’ve been young it’s been a dream to play at the highest level. I’m here now and it’s really exciting. I’m pumped for this opportunity.”

He’s hoping that he can not only be on the roster with the Buckeyes, but also contribute in the 2024 season, which he just took the first step to doing.

“Nothing is given free,” he said. “I have to work for every minute of playing time. That’s my goal. That’s why I’m here, and I hope I can make that happen.”

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