Unfortunately Alex Boone Won't Make Your Wedding

By Jason Priestas on February 2, 2013 at 10:52a

The Dispatch's Rob Oller on how Alex Boone turned his life around:

Everything is good now. Alex Boone is happily married and has a young son. His team is in the Super Bowl, and the starting right guard for the San Francisco 49ers even has a Bay Area zoo rhinoceros named for him.


And, finally, the drinking problem is under control. As long as the former Ohio State lineman stays away from weddings. No weddings.

“He struggles at weddings. He doesn’t go to bars or weddings,” said Amy Boone, whose giant of a son is the subject of an inspirational story that doubles as a cautionary tale.

Wedding jokes aside, it's always great to see a Buckeye having success. When Boone left Ohio State there weren't too many who thought one day he'd be a starter in a Super Bowl.


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southbymidwest's picture

Guys, please fix your typo, Boone not Boon. 
Nice article.  Will be rooting for him, the other Buckeyes, and the 49ers this Sunday, despite having many Ravens fans a friends (sorry friends!). Watched the rhino video also, pretty funny. He seems like a good guy, glad he could get his life together, wish him all the best in the future. Acoholism is such a destroyer.

Jason Priestas's picture

Media guide says "Boon." We're sticking with it.

buckeye_baker's picture

Do you think I can steal this to start getting out of weddings?
But really happy for him - always great to see a Buckeye succeed. 

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

Dr. House's picture

Does he skip the ceremony or the reception or both?

David Sokol's picture

I was at a party while I was in school and witnessed Boone drink an entire 30 case of Natty in under an hour.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Should've left out the Natty part, makes it much less impressive.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

William's picture

That's still a shit ton of rubbing alcohol and water. 

buck-I.8's picture

Still pretty damn impressive

Buckeyeneer's picture

I have been very harsh of Boone in the past, as having run into him on several occassions, he was a giant ass, each and every time. That said, I understand that we do stupid things in college and I am happy that he has turned it around and is now doing great things. Wonderful to hear.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

cajunbuckeye's picture

One can only imagine how many finger sandwiches and petit fours a 6'8" , 300lb professional football player could put away at a wedding reception. This is probably a good thing for the Bride's parent's checkbook.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

Knarcisi's picture

I was mighty pissed at him and the rest of the team after the beating to Florida. Thought they were entitled and never thought he played to his potential.  Now we understand why.  We've all benefited from 2nd and 3rd chances  Nice story on him. Best of luck, Buckeye.