If Vegas had put odds on the first Buckeye of fall camp to lose his black stripe, the best odds would have been placed with fifth-year senior guard Jonah Jackson. If you had taken those odds and put your money on Jackson, you wouldn’t have been able to collect much money, but you still would have been a winner.
Following practice on Tuesday, Jackson was called up in front of the team by staffer Ryan Stamper in order to have his black stripe removed.
Jackson, a graduate transfer from Rutgers, is now officially a Buckeye.
Jackson started last season at right guard for the Scarlet Knights, earning Honorable Mention All-Big Ten accolades from both the coaches and media. He was also voted a captain.
At practice on Tuesday, Jackson was the first-team left guard for the Buckeyes. He also has experience starting at center for Rutgers, which makes him a valuable and versatile option up front for the Buckeyes.
Just because the news wasn’t a surprise on Tuesday doesn’t mean it isn’t interesting to watch happen.
Check it out.
?⬛️ First of Fall Camp. Congratulations to @Jackson77Jonah for getting that stripe off‼️#GoBucks #ToughLove pic.twitter.com/ju8bkZXXDf
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 6, 2019
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Jonah Jackson — August 6