Joey O'Connor to Transfer to Colorado State

By Chris Lauderback on February 9, 2013 at 4:06p

Former Buckeye offensive lineman will reportedly transfer to Colorado State and have three years of eligibility after sitting out this upcoming season.

O'Connor is currently rehabbing his knee at Ohio State while he finishes out the semester, at which time he'll transfer to CSU. 

Joey was a Rivals 4-star out of Colorado's Windsor High School in 2012. He initially committed to Penn State but switched gears when the child abuse scandal came to light. 

The kid has had nothing but good things to say about Urban and Ohio State:

“I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity that they gave me to be a part of Ohio State and get to experience that,” O’Connor said. “Everybody here supports my decision and they completely understand.”


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Kevbo714's picture

Best of luck to him!  

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Good luck, Joey. Colorado State is getting a very good offensive lineman. 

The South will NOT rise again!

Killer nuts's picture

Best of luck! We, as fans, forget that it can be very challenging for a high school kid to move away from his family for college. I hope he has a lot of success at Colorado State

1stYrBuckIClub's picture

Wish Joey nothing but the best!

puff daddy's picture

this haz got earle writtin all over it


Rapping Bum's picture

Good luck to him.

Help is on the way.

cajunbuckeye's picture

I hope it works out for the young man. Take it from a guy thats been away from home nearly 31 years, there's something to be said about being close to family. Good luck, Joey.

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

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I have a good friend who is a CU fan that wanted him bad, but he said Joey didn't care for Boulder. Hope he recovers and does well at CSU.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

Hovenaut's picture

Good luck to the young man, hope it works out for him.

Crimson's picture

Good luck to Joey.  Why couldn't he have grown up in Ohio . . .

Dean's picture

Shoot.  Well, best of luck to him, and it's hard not to understand the desire to be close to home, especially after what I'm sure was a frustrating season rehabbing his knee.

ATT2121's picture

Hate to see him go. I remember seeing his film and thinking he had a real nasty streak which is a good quality in a OLine man. It just wasn't meant to be, but I wish him the best.


"It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close."
Jesse Owens


He'll go to CSU and dominate out there. Wish he could've stayed, but no ill feelings whatsoever. Been homesick too many times myself.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

BigBuck623's picture

I get to Fort Collins at least 4 times a year.. he'll love that town!