Plain Dealer article on Tyson Gentry

tommrkr's picture
November 1, 2013 at 1:30p

For those of you who vaguely remember the name, allow me to refresh your memory:

In 2006, Gentry was a walk-on receiver and punter for the Buckeyes participating in a team scrimmage that April. After catching a pass at Ohio Stadium, Gentry absorbed a hit from safety Kurt Coleman and then landed awkwardly as he hit the ground. He broke his C4 vertebra. He hasn’t walked since.

It may not be a storybook happy ending, but the story gives us a look into his life post-football and how he has managed to move forward in life after such a life-changing injury.  A lot of players plan for the future if their NFL prospects don't pan out, but I wonder how many are prepared for such a random injury, and I wonder how much OSU helps these folks.  I'd like to think they help out quite a bit...

What? 200 word minimum??  You don't need 200 words from me, just read the darn article.  Ok, once I was walking across campus and a goose flew overhead and took a massive dump on me.  I went home and went back to bed and my boss totally understood.  Still not enough?  Ummm, I met Archie Griffin at an OSU Hockey game.  I thought he'd be taller.

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ToledoBuckeye's picture

Jim Tressel still checks in on him from time to time.  This is why I will always love Coach Tressel! 

"Anything easy ain't worth a damn." - Woody Hayes

Buckeyeboy's picture

Whenever you get to read this. Congratulations on your marriage and best of luck in your career. You are already an exemplary role model.
Great to hear you're doing well!
Go Tyson and Go Bucks!

Go Bucks!