COLUMBUS — Freshman safety Kye Stokes is the first freshman to lose his black stripe this spring.
🚨 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗽𝗲 𝗔𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘁 ‼️
the newest member of #BIA 😁@kye_stokes #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/UKRFvCldZz
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 8, 2022
Losing your black stripe is emblematic of earning the status of a full-fledged member of the OSU football team.
Earlier this spring Oklahoma State transfer Tanner McCalister, also a safety, was the first newcomer to have his black stripe removed.