Corey Linsley Pays it Forward

By DJ Byrnes on August 4, 2014 at 10:41a

Corey Linsley, the former All-Big Ten Ohio State center, was taken with the 161st pick in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Despite being a late-round pick, Linsley has already ascended to the backup center job, and he's still rising.

But football isn't the only skill of Linsley's. It appears he's also a helluva human being.

Here, via @KCousineau09, is an insight into the young man from Youngstown:

Pay it Forward

And in case you think this is some internet/Facebook hoax:

You know who would be proud? This man:


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apack614's picture

Awesome story showing how tOSU wants players that are great at far more things in life the football!

I can't wait to poop in the PL bathroom.

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bakerjon's picture

Good on you, young man. Another Buckeye on your helmet!

"You do what I cannot do. I do what you cannot do. Together we do great things"

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jpbuckeye's picture

I bet another that is proud of Corey: Jim Tressel.

Awesome story. Thanks for sharing. It made my morning.


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SilverBullet33's picture

Way to pay to pay it forward Corey!

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Prickly_Pete's picture

When most news stories about pro athletes are about signing a new contract or shoe deal, its great to see one about someone giving back.  So proud he's a Buckeye!

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bigbadbuck's picture

This is so cool! way to represent Corey! So unlike some of the Missagain men!

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, its a war room

AngryWoody's picture

I approve this message. 

Our Honor Defend!

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Hovenaut's picture

Buckeyes and positive news, making a difference in a child's life. Well done, Corey Linsley.

Great read.

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Oldschoolbuck's picture

Props, big guy! These are the athletes we want to recruit to, and see matriculate from, tOSU!

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ibuck's picture

It's great to see good people enroll (matriculate) at TOSU, but even better when they graduate.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

MassiveAttack's picture

Thanks for posting this!  Great story.

The Ohio State University - "Haters love us!"

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Another great example that Ohio IS the HEART of it all...

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

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FROMTHE18's picture

doing us all proud

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Curt Heinrichs's picture

Good for him. Not that a kid who shuttles Packers to and from practices isn't already a fan, but I'm sure Corey now has a fan for life, no matter where he plays. 

For a guy who makes more money than I ever will, something this small probably made a huge difference to that little guy. 

Way to go, Corey. 

ULuvLucy's picture

A great feel good story to perk up this Monday. Awesome. <3

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airbuckeye's picture

Why to go Corey paying it forward and ill bet you just made Woody smile from up above. This is what Buckeye's do and Corey just made us all that much more proud of him.

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BroJim's picture

"No one has ever become poor by giving"
~ A. Frank
70 years have passed and the words of a child still hold true.

I season my simple food with hunger

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hetuck's picture

This would be a great story anywhere, but in the unique atmosphere of Green Bay, this will be magnified tenfold. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

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ExpatBuckeye's picture

Not to mention "Cousineau" is a good Buckeye name!  

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MAVBuck's picture

Somewhere up there Woody is smiling down!

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hspbuy1's picture

Nice job Corey! Keep up the good work!


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whiskeyjuice's picture

Great stuff!! BIG UV from me...........

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

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Catfish Biff's picture

Goddamn. I come here just for the GIFs.

..Til' we wobble in our shoes!

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My buck's picture

Just as cool that he actually took the time to pick him up and shop with him. Love hearing stories like this! I'll still never allow myself to root for the Packers, but I will always root for Corey!

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MN Buckeye's picture

As someone who knows a LOT of Packer fans, I agree, MY.

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73buckeye's picture

You guys ought to put a game at Lambeau on your bucket list. I think your opinion might be a bit different once you experience a pro football game where damn near the whole town can fit in the stadium, or 10,000 people show up to watch training camp. I've never been to a place where one thing means more to a city than Packer football does to Green Bay. Watching a Packer game at Lambeau is every bit as cool as watching the Bucks at the Shoe, even if you're not a "Packer Fan" 


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Hockey Buck's picture

Great Boardman Buckeye upholding the long tradition.

Norwalk's picture

I think we all know the true story here...Corey got on the kid's old bike and broke it on day 1 with his 300+ pound physique. What choice did he have but to buy the kid a beefier Schwinn?


Way to pay it forward CL!  You make us all beam with pride to be a Buckeye.

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

toad1204's picture

I can't tell who's more excited about the bike...

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

BUCKSOMIES's picture

Another great story about tOSU grads that espin missed.  Thanks Corey for making Buckeye nation very proud.  As Woody would say, "you win with people".